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WILLIAMSBURG - Alan I. Workman, born Feb. 5, 1924, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., passed away on Jan. 5, 2012.
He was the son of the late David and Ethel Workman. He came to the Newport News area as a member of the armed forces during World War II. While in Newport News, he met and married his wife of over 66 years, Audrey Epstein.
After the end of World War II, he owned Quality Window Products, Inc., in Newport News. Upon retirement, he and his beloved wife moved to Kingsmill in Williamsburg. He was an avid golfer, occasionally shooting his age and finally in his 80s had his first hole-in-one. He was a member of Rodef Sholom Temple for over 60 years and was active in the Jewish community.
Mr. Workman is survived by his beloved wife, Audrey (Bootsie); his sons, David (Patricia) and Mark (Barbara); his grandchildren, Benjamin (Jamie), Lauren (Nathaniel), Sarah and Elliott; and his great-grandchildren, Ava, Jacob, and Grace.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 8, at Rodef Sholom Temple. Interment will follow at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula, in Hampton. The family will then return to the residence. Shiva will be observed at 7 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at the family residence.
In honor of his memory, contributions may be made to Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Rd., Hampton, VA 23666; or to a charity of your choice.
His greatest joy was his family, who will dearly miss him.
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Published in Daily Press from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2012.
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January 11, 2012
Dr. Workman, please accept my condolences on the passing of your Father. You and your family are in my prayers. The Case Management Department made a contribution in your Fathers name to the Rodef Sholom Temple. I sent if off today. Again, I am sorry for your loss.
Karen Guell
January 11, 2012
I was his paperboy as a youth and his banker as an adult and have fond memories of him. Johnny Glazebrook
johnny Glazebrook
January 10, 2012
Uncle Alan, Although I did not have the opportunity to see you very often, the few times that I did were very special. You allowed me to learn things about my grandpa that I never would have been able to learn from anyone else besides you, his identical twin brother. You will be greatly missed by all.
Judy Workman
January 10, 2012
Dr. Workman, please accept my condolences on the passing of your father. Reading about him reminds me so much of my father, who died at the same age. We were blessed to have them for as long as we did.
Judith Nasralla
January 8, 2012
David, please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your father.

David A. Spriggs, NNHS 1964
January 7, 2012
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories growing up with ya'll living just 2 blocks away from us. My best memories of Alan are in Temple. He was bigger than life. I can't remember a service without Alan on the beema. That is why he participated in my son's Bar Mitzvah and daughter's Bat Mitzvah. I also remember taking my parents to their anniversary party at the Marriot in Kingsmill. They glowed with excitement and the love for each other. Bootsie, you and Alan have always been an inspirtation. He will be missed dearly.
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Debra Levingston-Schatzberg
January 7, 2012
My condolences to Mrs. Workman and Family. We will miss him coming by TowneBank to have his morning coffee and cookies. He was a wonderful man we enjoyed his visits and conversations. Sandy (Williamsburg,Va)
January 7, 2012
Alan, you were a wonderful friend and we had many good times together. We'll miss you. Our prayers are for you and your family.


Roger Zensen
January 7, 2012
My condolences to Aunt Boots and my cousins, David and Mark and their families, on the passing of Uncle Alan. I remember the family Seders fondly. Uncle Alan conducted them from the head of the table. They seemed long to us kids at the time but rich in tradition. I remember Uncle Alan sitting at his same seat at Temple during the High Holidays. While his voice was not quite the level of the Three Tenors he knew all of the prayers and he was one to admire for his love of Judiasm. Uncle Alan gave me my first real summer job at the Plant showing me no preferences as I always appreciated. He once invited me to Kingsmill to ride the cart as he golfed. He was a very good golfer but did not have a particularly good round that day. Uncle Alan never was bashful about letting the golf club know how he felt. But behind that tough shell was a bit of a teddy bear inside. As I became an adult and would visit him and Aunt Boots when I came to Virginia, he always would ask me about my family and the kids. He truly was a family man. Uncle Alan was one of a kind and will be missed. Bart (Brett, Jake, Mia)
Bart Feinbaum
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