Selma Weise Friedman

June 21, 2012

Obituaries

Norfolk—Selma Weise Friedman, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

Born in Baltimore, MD, she moved to Portsmouth, Va. in 1940.

She was preceded in death by her husband Myer “Mike” Friedman of 37 years and her companion and best friend, Richard “Dick” Messenger. She was the final remaining family member from her generation of nine other siblings.

She is survived by her daughters, Carol Cooperman and husband Lew, Bonnie Friedman and significant other Dennard Calloway and Jolene Weisblat and husband Harv; granddaughter, Micah Weisblat; grandsons, Mitch Cooperman and wife Helen Keilty, Kenny Cooperman and wife Eva, Doug Cooperman and wife, Kathlene; great granddaughters, Alexandra Cooperman, Anna Cooperman, Erika Cooperman and Lara Cooperman. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and her closest friend, Nancy Bell.

She was a longstanding member of Gomley Chesed Synagogue. She adored her family and lived her life with love and concern for others. All those close to her knew her as “Ga-Ga”.

A graveside service was held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery by Rabbi David Goldstein. Donations may be made to Gomley Chesed Synagogue Cemetery Fund, 3110 Sterling Point Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23703.

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