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Allen Joseph Gordon

June 18, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Allen Joseph Gordon, 89, died Tuesday, June 9, 2020, at home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Southeastern Virginia and was the son of the late Isaac Gordon and Mollie Friedman Gordon. He was predeceased by his brother, Tavia Gordon, and his sisters, Edith Lindsey and Sara Schutz. He graduated from Maury [...]

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Alfred William Lehman

June 18, 2020

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Richmond—Alfred William Lehman was born on September 19, 1926 to Ethel and Max Lehman, Russian immigrants who settled in Richmond. He passed away on June 13, 2020. Alfred attended Thomas Jefferson High School and was the very 1st “First Captain” of the Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps. Afterwards, he joined the Navy and attended [...]

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Kurt M. Rosenbach

June 18, 2020

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Norfolk—Kurt Michael Rosenbach, 97, passed away June 6, 2020. A native of Kassel, Germany, he was the son of the late Felix and Frieda Sternberg Rosenbach. He was a graduate of the University of Baltimore, earning his BA in accounting and later his CPA degree. Kurt went on to work as comptroller for Schleisner Company [...]

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Felice Saks

June 18, 2020

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Norfolk—Felice Mae Saks, 86, died peacefully at home with her family at her side. She is a Norfolk native and the daughter of the late Abram and Jennie Levenstein Abram and was preceded in death by her husband Harvey Saks and her son Jules A. Stern. She was a graduate of Maury High School, West [...]

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Helen W. Shapiro

June 18, 2020

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Norfolk—Helen Bell Walker Shapiro, 79, passed away at her home in Norfolk on Monday, June 8, 2020, after a brief, but brave struggle with cancer. Helen was born in February of 1941 in Norfolk, Va. and grew up on Bute Street. At Maury High School she discovered a lifelong passion for writing and research, and [...]

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Barry Steven Comess

June 8, 2020

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Richmond—Barry Steven Comess, one of life’s greatest characters, passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, following a prolonged battle with cardiovascular disease at the end of his 75th year. Cheers to Barry for a life well-lived! Barry is survived by his brother, Allan Comess; sister, Loretta Cohen; nieces, Rachelle Millison, Jill Comess, and Jennifer Thomas; [...]

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Donna Skwarlo Kootner

June 8, 2020

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Norfolk—Donna Skwarlo Kootner, 77, a long time member of Ohef Sholom Temple, passed away on May 27. Donna was a cherished member of the Knitting Club at Beth Sholom Village, making treasured blankets for the residents. She was a devoted volunteer for various activities. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. Donna [...]

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Shoshana Lis

June 8, 2020

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Chesapeake—Shoshana (Rosalyn) Lis, 92, of Chesapeake, Virginia, surrounded by her family, passed away of non-COVID-related illness on May 18, 2020. Born the daughter of Louis and Ruth Ehrlich on October 30, 1927 in The Bronx, she had one brother, Theodore Ehrlich. Shoshana attended Brooklyn College and graduated from Keane College in New Jersey, with a [...]

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Leo S. Simon

June 8, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Leo S. Simon passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 14, 2020 after a short illness. Leo was born November 17, 1927 in Norfolk, Va. to the late Sol Simon and Dora Chadwick Simon and spent most of his life in Hampton Roads. Leo is survived by his [...]

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Lois Lowenberg Snyder

June 8, 2020

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Richmond—Lois Lowenberg Snyder, 95, passed away on Saturday, May 23, 2020 in Richmond, Va. Born in Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late David and Miriam Goodman Lowenberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius J. Snyder, M.D. and her brother, Lt. David Lowenberg, Jr. who died in Normandy during WWII. She [...]

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