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Frederic Somers Sukoff

June 2, 2022

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Norfolk—Frederic Somers Sukoff was born on Long Island, N.Y. on October 15, 1937 and passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family on the morning of May 24, 2022. Fred was a gentle giant with a big heart to match. His large stature was necessary because all his love and kindness could not [...]

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Pinchas Stolper, OU leader

June 2, 2022

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(JTA)—Rabbi Pinchas Stolper, a pioneer in making Orthodox Judaism accessible to young people, has died at 90. In a statement released on May 26, the Orthodox Union focused on Stolper’s role in making its affiliated youth organization, the National Council of Synagogue Youth, a national powerhouse. Stolper died May 25; the statement did not identify [...]

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Ivan J. Anker

May 19, 2022

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Virginia Beach—On Sunday, May 15, 2022 Ivan Jay Anker, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Vera, by his side. Ivan was born in Newport News, Virginia to Sam and Goldye Anker (Rasken), who preceded him in death. He graduated from Newport News High School and attended many class reunions [...]

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Victor Aaron Pickett

May 19, 2022

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Norfolk—Victor Aaron Pickett, 87, died March 17, 2022, in Norfolk, Va. He was born June 15, 1934, in Durham, N.C., the only child of Victor W. And Merrill C Pickett. He graduated from Durham High School in 1953 and served in the United States Navy. Victor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in product design [...]

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Ray Salken

May 19, 2022

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Virginia Beach—Ms. Ray Salken, 92, passed away Monday, May 9, 2022 in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by her loving family. Ray was born on January 27, 1930 to Ida and Louis Salken in Richmond, Virginia. Ray was the mother of two children, Sherry Frank (husband Irving) of Virginia Beach and Brad Fineman (wife Tara) of [...]

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Sally Tabakin

May 19, 2022

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Norfolk—Sally Tabakin Weintraub, 69, passed away on May 7, 2022. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 2, 1953 to the late Raymond J. Tabakin and Jessie R. Tabakin. Sally grew up in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Norfolk where she developed a lifelong friendship with 11 other girls, all of whom were born [...]

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Edward “Eddie” Lawrence Tabakin

May 19, 2022

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Washington, D.C.—Edward ‘Eddie’ Lawrence Tabakin, 67, of Washington, D.C., died May 6, 2022. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Raymond and Jessie Tabakin. Edward was predeceased in death by his brothers Mark H. Tabakin and Stephen L. Tabakin. His sister Sally A. Weintraub, died May 7, 2022. Survivors include his loving sister-in-law [...]

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Dr. Morton Mower, Jewish co-inventor of a revolutionary defibrillator

May 19, 2022

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(Intermountain Jewish News via JTA)—The implantable defibrillator, a small device that can be installed under a patient’s skin and immediately send a shock to correct any irregular heart rhythms, is today implanted in more than 300,000 people every year. Dr. Morton Mower, a Jewish cardiologist and renowned inventor who died April 25 in Denver of [...]

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Gerda Weissmann Klein, Holocaust survivor who became author, humanitarian, and subject of Oscar-winning film

May 19, 2022

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(JTA)—With Allied forces swiftly approaching during the liberation of the concentration camps, Nazis barricaded Gerda Weissmann Klein and other Jewish survivors inside a barn, planting a time bomb outside. A sudden rainstorm disconnected the bomb’s wiring, and American forces found the barn and unlocked the door. Weissmann Klein told the first rescuer she saw that [...]

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Thelma Fay Lazernick

May 5, 2022

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Virginia Beach—Thelma Fay Goldman Lazernick passed away April 20, 2022, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Thelma was born in Norfolk, Va., January 27, 1928, to Solomon and Fannie Swersky Goldman. She grew up in the Ghent section of Norfolk and graduated from Maury High School. She attended the Norfolk Division of William and Mary College (precursor [...]

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