12/16/08 - NNHS Newsletter -
Jean Goldstein Comess

Jean Marie Goldstein Comess
(d. 15 Dec 2008)

Newport News High School Class of June 1960

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have still another sad Memorial Edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.      Jean 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.

Al Simms
NNHS Class of 1960

   Thank you, Al.  My condolences on the loss of your friend and classmate.

From the Daily Press - 12/16/08:

     Jean Goldstein Comess  





VIRGINIA BEACH - Jean Goldstein Comess, died Dec. 15, 2008 after a courageous 4 year battle with pancreatic cancer.

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 90245.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel is handling arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on 12/16/2008.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ruthi and Irwin Kroskin
Ruthi Kroskin, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
-Kathleen Maloney
Kathleen Maloney, Alexandria, Virginia Contact Me

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Please accept our condolences for your loss.

Dale Akin & Libby Barker
Dale Akin, Washington, District of Columbia

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Peace and wonderful memories to you all
Paula & Paul (Friends), Springfield, Virginia

Thursday, 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
Edward Olshansky, Newport News, Virginia


   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to the entire Rabinowitz family at this time.

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   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
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