12/19/09 - NNHS Newsletter -
Dot Greenspon Erlach

Dorothy Greenspon Erlach
(08 Mar 1922 - 17 Dec 2009)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

    We have more sad news today.   Dorothy Greenspon Erlach, mother of Judy Erlach Mirmelstein ('64) of VA and Mina Erlach Pearlman ('66) of VA, and mother-in-law of Ed Mirmelstein ('62) of VA, died in Charlottesville on Thursday, December 17, 2009 at the age of 87.

From the Daily Press - 12/19/09:

     Dorothy Greenspon Erlach
    CHARLOTTESVILLE - Dorothy Erlach died on Dec. 17, 2009.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Mirmelstein and her husband, Edward of Newport News, Mina Pearlman and her husband, Saul of Charlottesville, Va.; as well as one sister, Toby Morewitz, who resides in Newport News, Va. Dorothy will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Jody Christensen and her husband, Buddy and their children, Cole, Blake and Tyler, Jay Mirmelstein, Shana Pearlman and her husband, Dan, who reside in England.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her brothers, Louis Greenspon, Dr. Mandy Greenspon; and her sisters, Lena Silverman, Goldie Nachman, and Selma Harris.


Born March 8, 1922, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Minnie and Isaac Greenspon. Dorothy's fine artistic talent and her sense of humor will be sorely missed. A graduate of the Real Estate Institute, Dorothy began this career at the age of 60. She was a Certified Residential Specialist with GSH Real Estate. A past president of the Council of Jewish Women, Dorothy was also a member of ORT, Hadassah, and Rodef Sholom Temple. A truly gifted golfer, Dorothy was a past president of the Kingsmill Ladies Golf Association as well as the Brandon Garden Club in Newport News. Since 2005, Dorothy had been a resident of Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge in Charlottesville.

The family wishes to express deep gratitude for the care Dorothy received from both the WCBR Health Care and Catered Living staff, as well as from Hospice of the Piedmont. Dr. Joyce Geilker is especially appreciated for the wonderful support and care she gave to Dorothy.

Graveside services will be held at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2009. The family will receive friends at the home of Judy and Edward Mirmelstein following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Rodef Sholom Temple or the charity of your choice.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press from December 19 to December 20, 2009.

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December 19, 2009

Judy, please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.


~ Dave Spriggs, NNHS 1964, Norfolk, Virginia



December 19, 2009

My deepest sympathy to the entire family. While I only met Dorothy a few months ago, I am a richer woman for having known her. you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathy Flanders

~ Kathy Flanders, Charlottesville, Virginia

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December 19, 2009

Judy, so sorry to hear about your mother's death. Having lost my father 4 years ago this month, I know the sadness of losing a parent. My prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.


~ Margaret (Cookie) Tyndall, Seaford, Virginia


December 19, 2009

Judy, Mina and Family,
Please accept my Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

~ Linda Lane, Williamsburg, Virginia


December 19, 2009

Dearest Judy, Mina and Jody, I am so saddened to learn of Dot's passing. I have been blessed to have Judy and Mina as childhood friends and to have Jody be a friend of my precious daughter, Laura. Working at GSH and becoming acquainted and developing a wonderful friendship with Dot was the icing on the cake! Your family has touched me many times and in many ways. Your mom was an example of fairness, determination and love we could all take a lesson from. Her wit always made me smile. I pray for you all as you face your grief and struggles of losing someone so dear. Please know my heart is with you during this difficult time. I am with my daughter, Stephanie, and her family in London, but my thoughts and love are with you all. Sincerely, Sue Miller Dearnley


~ Sue Miller Dearnley, Yorktown, Virginia
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December 19, 2009

Dear Mina and Judy,
Your mom was a dear friend during the years we both lived in Kingsmill. I have many wonderful memories of times we spent together and I will cherish them forever. My thoughts are with all of you who she loved so very much.

~ Carol Dewey, Kansas City, Missouri


   Our deepest condolences are extended to Mrs. Erlach's entire family.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


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