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Marlene Bass

January 16, 2020

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NORFOLK—Marlene Herer Bass died on December 24, 2019. She was born in Brooklyn New York, Sept. 21, 1934 to the late parents, Regina Herer and Irving Herer of Buffalo, N.Y. and step-father, the late Jack Cisenfeld of Miami Beach, Fla. Marlene was the mother to the late Deborah Bass Sadoff of Buffalo, N.Y. and the [...]

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Mark Harris Tabakin

December 20, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Mark Harris Tabakin, 73, of Virginia Beach, died December 5, 2019. Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Raymond J. Tabakin, d. 1968 and Jessie R. Tabakin, d. 2011. Mark was preceded in death by his brother Stephen L. Tabakin, d. 2012. Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Rebecca [...]

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Richard Leonard “Dick” Staub

December 20, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Richard Leonard “Dick” Staub, 91, died December 11, 2019. Dick was born in Portsmouth, Virginia to the late Meyer and Lillian Land Staub. He fondly recalls his upbringing in New York City, where he lived until the age of 15, when he and his family moved to Suffolk, Virginia. After attending Suffolk High School, [...]

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Robert Mansell Moses

December 20, 2019

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Nashville, Tenn.—It is with a profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of Robert “Bob” Mansell Moses on December 4, 2019, but with a deep sense of gratitude for his 71 years of life. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio to Harold and Alice Moses, as the eldest child of four and the [...]

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Phyllis Friedman

December 20, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Phyllis N. Friedman, 76, passed away Thursday, December 23 in Virginia Beach. Phyllis is the daughter of Lawrence L. and Mildred Newfield. She was predeceased by her sister Barbara Newfield and her beloved husband, Melvin Friedman. Phyllis graduated from Old Dominion University and William and Mary University, receiving a PhD in Early Childhood Development. [...]

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Joel Brandon Cooper

December 20, 2019

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Chevy Chase, Md.—Joel Brandon Cooper, age 88, died on November 3, 2019. He was born on November 13, 1930 in the Norfolk Protestant Hospital (predecessor of Sentara Norfolk General) to Dudley and Mary Cooper. Joel attended Taylor Elementary School, Blair Junior High School, and Maury High School in Norfolk. He then matriculated at Washington and [...]

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Rabbi Chaim Yehuda Brashevitzky

December 20, 2019

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Crown Heights, N.Y.—R’ Chaim Brashevitzky, longtime Crown Heights resident, passed away on Friday night, 9 Kislev, 5780. He was 87. He is survived by his children, Avremel Brashevitzky, of Doral, Fla.; Shmuly Brashevitzky, of Crown Heights; Levi Brashevitzky, of Norfolk; Chanie Lipkind, Meir Brashevitzky, Yisrolik Brashevitzky, Gutey Engel, and Rozy Spiegel, all of Crown Heights. The [...]

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Dame Mary Sigillo Barraco

December 20, 2019

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Virginia Beach—Dame Mary Sigillo Barraco, 96, died peacefully in her home on December 6, 2019. She was a native of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and a resident of Virginia Beach since 1950. She was the daughter of the late Fortunato (Fred) and Leona Colpaert Sigillo McAvoy, and was preceded in death by her loving husband, Joseph John [...]

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Shelly Morrison, who played Rosario the maid in Will & Grace

December 6, 2019

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Shelly Morrison, a Jewish actress best known for her role as a maid on the long-running comedy series Will & Grace, has died. Morrison, who retired in 2017 after a 50-year acting career, died Sunday, Dec. 1 of heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 83. She played the Salvadoran maid [...]

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Allan Gerson, lawyer who made it easier for terror victims to sue governments

December 6, 2019

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WASHINGTON (JTA)—Allan Gerson, a lawyer who made it easier for the families of terror victims to sue foreign governments, has died. His daughter Daniela told family and friends that he passed away Sunday, Dec. 1 at his Washington, D.C., home. His wife, Joan Nathan, the cookbook author and authority on Jewish cuisine, told the Washington [...]

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