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10/23/17 - NNHS Newsletter -
Mayer Sarfan

Mayer Alvin Sarfan
(1928 - 21 Oct 2017)

Newport News High School Class of June 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news today. Mayer Sarfan, member of the illustrious Class of June 1945, and founding partner of Sarfan and Nachman, Attorneys-at-Law, passed away in Newport News on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the age of 89.

  May his memory be for a blessing always.


 From The Daily Press - 10/22/17:

                         Mayer Sarfan

    NEWPORT NEWS - Mayer A. Sarfan, 89, passed away on October 21, 2017.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Newport News. He started working as a teenager at Newport News Shipbuilding, while attending Newport News High School, until leaving for the University of Virginia where he obtained both his BS and law degrees.

After serving in the United States Army, CID, he returned to Newport News and was the founding partner of Sarfan and Nachman, Attorneys-at-Law, and a land developer for more than 50 years.

 
 
 
 
  His love for children was reflected in his being instrumental in establishing the Preschool for the United Jewish Community of the Virginia Peninsula (UJCVP). He also led fund raising for the Resettlement of Soviet Jewry and was a lifetime member and supporter of Rodef Sholom Temple.

Mayer was a generous supporter of numerous museums and charities on the Peninsula and was on the Foundation Board for Christopher Newport College.

Mayer was the first president of Mercury 64 Kiwanis Club; was a 33rd degree Mason and a member of Bremond Masonic Lodge 241 AF&AM. Mayer was an Eagle Scout and Scout Master of Troops 5 and 43.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Rose Sarfan; his sisters, Rita Bloch Spirn, Frances Garfinkel, Helen Soefer and brother, Benson Sarfan.

Mayer is survived by his wife of 62 years, Dorene Z. Sarfan; five sons, Gary Nachman (Janet), William Nachman (Rhoda), Leon "Lonny" Sarfan (Terri), Randall Sarfan and Edward Sarfan (Jody). He is also survived by his sister, Edythe Lichtenstein and his sister-in-law, Jayne Zilber. Mayer has nine grandchildren, Meredith, Michael (Amber) and their mother, Barbara; Alexandra (Brad), Stephanie; Ryan, Austin; Sydney and Matthew and two great-grandchildren, Zoey and Zack; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements are pending and under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on October 22, 2017.

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October 23, 2017
 
Mr. Sarfan was a great role model for the scouts in Troop 43.

~ Larry Armstrong


October 23, 2017

Dorene, I was so saddened to hear of Mayer's passing; of course, Baby Sister told me this morning when I called. You both are the two kindest and most God loving persons I have ever met.

~ Rita Coates, Virginia Beach
, Virginia


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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mr. Sarfan's family and friends at this difficult time.


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

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
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910-854-8802
    


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