12/16/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jean Goldstein Comess
Jean Marie Goldstein Comess
(d. 15 Dec 2008)
News High School Class of June 1960
Friends and Schoolmates,
We have still another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
Goldstein Comess, Class of 1960, sister of Carole Benbassat of NJ, passed away in
Virginia Beach on Monday,
December 15. 2008.
Following is an email I received late last night It was not there
when I looked but I presume that an obit will show up in the next day or two
in the Daily Press. Jean
was a member of my class of 1960.
NNHS Class of 1960
Thank you, Al. My
condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.
From the Daily Press -
||Jean Goldstein Comess
VIRGINIA BEACH - Jean
Goldstein Comess, died Dec. 15, 2008 after a courageous 4 year battle with
A native of Hampton, Va., she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Ruth
Goldstein. She was a graduate of VCU in Richmond, where she received her
double major in social work and secondary education. Following her
graduation, she went on to work in many different fields but her main focus
was always raising her family.
She was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk, was a member and
Treasurer of the National Council of Jewish Women, and ORT. She also was the
President of the Federation in the Young Leadership Division and the
Hadassah Book Club.
Mrs. Comess is survived by her husband of 46 years, Allan Comess; their
daughter, Jill Comess and her daughter, Allison of Virginia Beach; her
son, Billy Comess and his wife, Lissa and their daughter, Emilee of
Hollywood, Fla.; her sister, Carole Benbassat and her husband, David and
their daughter, Julie of Cherry Hill, N.J.; as well as numerous other
family members and dear friends. Jean was a devoted mother and wife, and
a gracious and supportive friend. She will be sorely missed by those who
loved and adored her.
Funeral services will be held at noon Thursday, at Ohef Sholom Temple in
Norfolk with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Jennifer Bern-Vogel
officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family will
be sitting Shiva Thursday following the funeral services; Saturday and
Sunday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the commons area on the third
floor at the Oceanside Condos, 401 Atlantic Avenue in Virginia Beach.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Thomas Alberico
and his staff, for their dedicated care and support.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pancreatic
Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Ave. Suite 7000, El Segundo, CA
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at
Published in the Daily Press
December 16, 2008
Our hearts are saddened
by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ruthi and Irwin Kroskin
December 11, 2008
Please accept our
condolences for your loss.
Dale Akin & Libby Barker
District of Columbia
December 11, 2008
Peace and wonderful
memories to you all
& Paul (Friends),
December 11, 2008
Like Larry I went to
Newport News High School and also like Larry I was connected with
Virginia Specialty Stores though not a Principal certainly a
dedicated employee. Larry led by example and put his heart and soul
in to the business and I followed Larry's lead giving the store all
I had. Larry had a deep respect for his employees and attended the
retiree get together's that we had in the past. He acknowledged his
employees efforts and did not take for granted their part in making
Virginia Specialty Stores the success that it became. I wanted to
share this side of Larry's life which has not been spoken about yet.
My Mom and I are thinking of Blanche and her boys at this time and
we mourn the loss of Larry. May his memory always be for a blessing.
Sincerely, Ed Olshansky
sympathies are extended to the entire Rabinowitz family at this time.
This information is also posted
Y'all take good care of each
other! TYPHOONS FOREVER!
Love to all, Carol
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"Oseh Shalom" suggested by Diane
Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD - 03/27/05
"Oseh Shalom" midi courtesy of
http://www.alanabrams.com/jewish.htm - 03/27/05
Painting courtesy of
02/10/05 and 11/23/08
Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of
- 03/28/05 and 11/23/08
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