Leroy Elliott Samuels

September 19, 2016

Obituaries

NORFOLK—Leroy Elliott Samuels, 96, passed away September 7, 2016 in his home. He was a native and lifelong resident of Norfolk.

He was the son of the late Harry and Emma Binder Samuels.

He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Josephine Masserman Samuels of Norfolk; his daughter Ellen S. Ruben of Virginia Beach; sons Andrew C. Samuels of Norfolk and Charles J. Samuels (Jacqueline) of Lake Ridge, Virginia; his grandson Kevin Ruben and nieces and nephews.

Leroy began working at the age of 14 during the Great Depression and graduated from Maury High School. He later founded Southern Loan Office, which he owned and operated for 35 years. He was a founding member of Temple israel and past president of Brith Sholom Center. He had a vibrant, charismatic personality and loved his family, as well as playing golf and cards with his friends.

Graveside funeral services were held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Michael Panitz officiated.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of the donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com.

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