March 23, 2018


Virginia Beach —Jerome Yavner, 93, died on Sat., March 10, 2018 in a local convalescent center.

A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Bessie Glasser Yavner and Robert Simon Yavner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in World War II . He had worked as a Ship Fitter in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard for 10 years. He then devoted his time and efforts to his true love of carpentry and started a career as a master cabinet maker. He was a former member of Temple Israel.

Survivors include his wife, Sonya Lee Yavner; a daughter, Margaret Goff; a son, Robert S. Yavner (Anita); and three grandchildren, Hannah Ross (Michael), Aaron Goff, and Jessica Ellis.

A graveside funeral service was held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered at

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