07/19/07 - NNHS Newsletter -
Helen Sarfan Soefer
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
Sad news comes once again this morning. Helen Sarfan Soefer (February, 1940) has passed away in Newport News.
From the Daily Press - 07/19/07:
Helen Sarfan Soefer
NEWPORT NEWS - Helen Sarfan
Soefer passed away suddenly Wednesday, July 18, 2007. She was the widow of
Robert J. Soefer, her loving husband of over 60 years. Helen was born in
Newport News to Leon and Rose Mirmelstein Sarfan. Her parents; her sister,
Frances Sarfan Garfinkel; and her brother, Benson Sarfan, preceded her in
death. Helen was an honor student at Newport News High School, and worked as
an administrative assistant for the U.S. Army at several military
installations. Helen was an active congregant and participant at Rodef
Sholom Temple and in the local Jewish community. She was a member of the
Rodef Sholom Temple Sisterhood, Hadassah, and the National Council of Jewish
Women. Her dear friends and neighbors were a very important part of her
life. She is survived by her twins, Ellyn of Fairfax and Colonel (Retired)
Harvey G. Soefer and his wife, Daphne, of Fredericksburg; siblings, Rita
Sarfan Block Spirn, Edythe Sarfan Lichtenstein, and Mayer Sarfan and his
wife, Dorene, all of Newport News; brother-in-law, Seymour Garfinkel of
Hopewell, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends, all of whom she
loved dearly, and who will miss her. A funeral service will be conducted 11
a.m. Friday at Rodef Sholom Temple, followed by a burial in Rosenbaum
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rodef Sholom
Temple or to a charity of your choice. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge
Published in the Daily Press on 7/19/2007.
|I also graduated from Newport News High School. My thoughts and prayers are with Helen's family and friends.|
Kathy Cooper (Newport News,
VA) - July 19, 2007
|I am a NNHS graduate. My prayers are with you.|
Kelly Bustamante (Hampton, VA)
- July 19, 2007
|Edith and Mayer and all members of the family. My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family. May God be with you all.....Sincerely, Louis H. Turner, Marion, NC, formerly with Moore Realty.|
Louis Turner (Marion, NC) -
July 19, 2007
|I am a NNHS graduate. We are all family. My thoughts and prayers go with you all at this time of sorrow. God bless.|
L.M. Bond Crayton (Hampton,
VA) - July 20, 2007
a shame! We know she missed Mr. Sofer terribly so now she will be with him
again...this time, for eternity.
We will miss her kindness and soft nature at our store.
Glendale Pharmacy (Newport
News, VA) - July 20, 2007
Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Soefer family and their friends at this time.
From Mimi Weger Green (February 1940) of VA - 07/19/07 - "Helen Sarfan Soefer":
Helen Soefer and I grew up together and graduated from NNHS in the class of February, 1940. We were close friends, and I shall miss her very much.
In response to your query, her sister, Rita, IS the mother of David Block (Valedictorian of the Class of 1964 - of DC).
Thanks for writing me. I must admit I don't read your daily report from start to finish, with all the websites, etc., but I do skim through and try to keep in touch with people I know and with my children's friends. (My children are Ronni Green Cristol, class of l964 (of MD), and Ricki Green Gray, class of l968.) I love to read about the old sections and businesses of Newport News. I was born and raised here, and still love it.
Keep up your wonderful work, and I hope your health and wellbeing have improved.
Mimi Green (Miriam Green, NNHS class of February 1940. (We used to have graduations in February and June when I was in high school, many many years ago.)
Thank you so much, Mimi. I knew you were the right person to ask. My sincerest condolences on the loss of your good friend.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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