Shirley Blum

August 28, 2015

Obituaries

Norfolk —Shirley Blum, 93, of Virginia Beach, passed away on August 12, 2015.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Shirley came to Norfolk over 60 years ago and later moved to Virginia Beach. Shirley loved to dance and rarely missed a social engagement. She was a generous, loyal and loving friend. Her greatest delight was spending time with her loved ones.

She was predeceased by her first husband Joseph (Jack) Gertsfeld, but later found happiness again with her second husband, Samuel Blum. They were married for 41 years until Sam passed away in 2014. She is survived by her daughter Ellen Willner of Virginia Beach, her daughter and son-in-law Cindy and Tom McAndrew of Bluffton, S. C., and her grandchildren Jennifer Head, Allison Masinter, Dana Willner, and Daniel McAndrew. Shirley is also survived by four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by Rabbi Israel Zoberman. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org). H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments.

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