Paul Len Turok

March 18, 2021

Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Paul Len Turok passed away peacefully early on Tuesday morning, March 16, 2021 at the age of 69.

Paul was born in Cape Town, South Africa to father, Hillel Turok and mother, Bete Turok both of blessed memory. He is survived by his brother, Marc and sister, Karina.

In September of 1986, Paul immigrated with his wife and children to Virginia Beach, Va. in order to provide them an opportunity of a better life. The Turok family was quickly adopted by Beth El Synagogue and the Tidewater Jewish community as one of their own. As a passionate architect, Paul’s crowning career achievement was being able to design the Sandler Family Campus, which he put his heart and soul into as a way to show his appreciation for the all the Jewish community has done for his family.

Along with his immense passion for his architecture, Paul’s true pride has always come from his family—his loving wife, Vivian, son, David (Doniele, Jax, Joey) and daughter, Lindi (Josh, Lennex).

We are so grateful for the tremendous care, generosity and outreach from our beloved friends and community during Paul’s final months. In particular, our family could not be more thankful for Dr. Barbara Parks, Paul’s long standing internist, who was the guiding light through all of his medical endeavors. We are truly indebted for the care and attention Dr. Parks gave, along with the entire heart team at Sentara Hospital, where Paul became a favorite amongst the nurses with his contagious smile and optimistic personality.

The funeral was held at Princess Anne Memorial Park in Virginia Beach. The funeral service was live-streamed on H.D. Oliver Funeral Facebook page. Donations to Beth El Congregation, the American Heart Association, or any charity that puts a smile on your face.

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