09/13/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Ida Reznick Fenigsohn

Ida Ruth Reznick Fenigsohn
(28 Oct 1915 - 11 Sept 2008)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   
We have yet another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter. 
 Ida Reznick Fenigsohn, beloved frequent substitute teacher at Newport News High School and mother of Harvey Fenigsohn ('58) of MA and of      George Fenigsohn ('65) of VA, passed away in Newport News on Thursday, September 11, 2008 at the age of 92.

From the Daily Press - 09/13/08:

             Ida Ruth Reznick Fenigsohn


NEWPORT NEWS - Ida Ruth Reznick Fenigsohn, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend passed away on Thursday, Sept. 11, at the age of 92.

Born Oct. 28, 1915, in Winston-Salem, N.C., she was a graduate of Salem College. A long time resident of the Peninsula, Ida was married to the now deceased, Sol Fenigsohn, for over 60 years.

She leaves her sons, Harvey and George Fenigsohn and a dear daughter-in-law, Leigh Fenigsohn; her grandchildren, David (Helen), Gabriel, Benjamin, and Eden; her great-grandson, Isaac; and her brother, Joseph Reznick.

She is also preceded in death by her sister, Francis Lefkowitz.


 Ida, George, and Sol Fenigsohn
[Image by
Chip Clark ('65)
now of Northern VA]
Ida Reznick Fenigsohn

Thursday, June 3, 1965


Loved by all, Ida was a leader in the community. An active, life-time member of the National Council of Jewish Women. Ida was chairman of the Council Sick- Loan Shelf for over 40 years. She was also president of the local chapter of the International Organization of Hadasaah, chairman of the Chevra Kadisha, the Jewish Burial Society, secretary of the Peninsula Historical Society, and a volunteer for the Newport News Library's Talking Books, reading for the blind. At Rodef Shalom Temple, she was a member of the Sisterhood and the Social Action Committee. In 1992, Ida received the Hannah G. Solomon Award from the National Council of Jewish Women for Leadership and Outstanding Service to the Council and the Community.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at the Rosenbaum Cemetery in Hampton, on Kecoughtan Road. Immediately following the service, family and friends will gather at the Hidenwood Retirement Community, 50 Wellesley Drive, Newport News. The family will receive visitors during the evenings of Monday and Tuesday at the home of George and Leigh Fenigsohn.

In lieu of cards and flowers, a contribution may be made in Ida's name to the National Council of Jewish Women, Hampton Roads Chapter c/o Ethel Krinick, 161 Wareham's Point, Williamsburg, VA 23185.

The family wants to expresses great appreciation to the staff and residents of the Hidenwood Retirement Community and Bayside of Poquoson. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 9/13/2008.

Guest Book



   I last saw Mrs. Fenigsohn on her 90th Birthday, when George brought her to the 40-Year Reunion for the Class of 1965.  Even though my association with her extended all the way back to the days when George and I attended Magruder School, I was nevertheless astonished and delighted when she recognized me after so many years.  What a great lady she was!

   I extend my deepest condolences to to her entire family.

  From Joe Drewry ('58) of VA to the members of the Class of 1958 - 09/17/08 - "Obituary of Ida Fenigsohn, mother of Classmate Harvey Fenigsohn":

Harvey's mother had been in good health until very recently.  She had only recently given up driving and was at the top of her game mentally.  She had recently undergone surgery (especially serious at 92) and appeared to be on the road to recovery.  Harvey had been down for a visit and all appeared to be progressing well when he returned home last week.
For those of us who had interacted with Ida in her later years, her spirit, joy of living, and sense of humor was a marvel to experience. 
Harvey's home address (is available upon request):

   Thank you, Joe.

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

                          Love to all, Carol


NNHS CLASS OF '65 WEB SITE: http://www.nnhs65.00freehost.com

PERSONAL WEB SITE: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/cluckmeat


Carol Buckley Harty
219 Four Ply Lane
Fayetteville, NC 29311-9305

Oseh Shalom

"Oseh Shalom" suggested by Diane Sandler Marcus ('69) of MD - 03/27/05
Thanks, Diane.

"Oseh Shalom" midi courtesy of http://www.alanabrams.com/jewish.htm - 03/27/05

Greg Olsen Painting courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 02/10/05 and 11/23/08

Silver Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.wtv-zone.com/nevr2l82/bars3.html - 03/28/05

Gold Star of David clip art courtesy of http://www.wisegorilla.com/images/jewish/ - 12/26/05

Hadassah logo courtesy of http://www.hadassah.org.il/tfassim/internpatient.htm - 06/03/08

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