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03/12/12 - NNHS Newsletter
Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin

Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin
(d. 03 Mar 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have even more sad news to report today.  Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin, mother of Mike Littwin ('66) of CO and Gail Littwin Flax of VA, and mother-in-law of Joel Flax ('68) of VA, passed away at her home in Norfolk on Sunday, March 10, 2012 at the age of 81.  May her memory be for a blessing always.

  Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin


NORFOLK - Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin, 81, of the 330 block of West Brambleton Avenue, died peacefully March 10, 2012, at her residence.

She was born in New York City, N.Y., to the late Murray and Sadie Goldman Kolinsky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Littwin.

She was a founding member of Temple Sinai, Newport News, Va., and a member of Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans and was very active in the Democratic Party in Norfolk and Aventura, Fla.

Survivors include her daughter, Gail Littwin Flax and her husband, Joel of Virginia Beach; her son, Mike Littwin and his wife, Susan of Denver, Colo.; her brother, Sonny Kolinsky and his wife, Doris of Newport News; three grandchildren, Angie Littwin, Amy Murphy and her husband, Mitchell, and Scott Flax and his wife, Leah; three great-grandchildren, Maple, Carver and Abe; and her friend and caregiver, Lenora Hayes.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., by Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch. Interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in the Daily Press from March 12 to March 13, 2012. Visit Guest Book


March 12, 2012
Dear Gail, Joel, Mike, Susan, Sonny, Doris and Family, My heart goes out to you for your loss. Phyllis was such a vibrant woman. She and her family played such vital roles in the early history of Temple Sinai in Newport News. They were respected and loved. I send you my sincere sympathy and blessings always,
Joanne Kates Roos, Yorktown, Virginia

~ Joanne Kates Roos, Yorktown, Virginia

March 16, 2012

With deepest and sincere sympathy to you, Gail, and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts.

~ Sylvia Weinstein Craft, Suffolk, Virginia

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Littwin's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Oseh Shalom

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