Blanche Segaloff Rabinowitz
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Blanche Segaloff Rabinowitz, 89, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Bess and Charles Segaloff. The family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where she grew up. Her family later moved to Newport News, when her father bought LaVogue. She attended George Washington University and Corcoran College of Art. Blanche acted in Summer Theatre with the Wedgwood and Barksdale Theatres. She was the 1984 winner of the Howard Scammon Drama Prize. She started the theater department at Hampton Roads Academy, where she taught for nine years. Blanche also did children's theater in Yorktown, known as the Mad Hatter's Theatre during the summer. Active in Peninsula Community Theatre for many years, she is well remembered for her portrayal of the title role in "Auntie Mame." Blanche loved painting and theatre all her life. Preceding her in death, were her husband, Larry and son, David. Survivors include three sons, Alec, of Pocono Lakes, Pa., Arthur, of Norfolk, and Paul, of Alexandria; and four grandchildren, Noah, Charles, Andrew and Nadja. Graveside services will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula. Memorial contributions may be made to WHRO, 5200 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23508, or to a charity of your choice. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Published in Daily Press on Sep. 28, 2018.
Graveside service
10:30 AM
Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula
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January 28, 2020
I have fond memories of being in Blanche's theater class...she certainly inspired me to love the stage and I have returned to acting later in life remembering her wonderful guidance. Talented and beautiful lady. My sympathies.
Jennifer Pyle
September 29, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Blanche Rabinowitz. She was a dynamic woman and I have always felt fortunate to have had her as my drama teacher at Hampton Roads Academy. Her vision and high expectations brought out the best in her students.
Stephanie Hollingsworth Bernardi
September 29, 2018
To the families and friends of Blanche Segaloff Rabinowitz. Today, I am sending my deepest condolences to the families. We all lose love ones in death and it's a very difficult time. Please allow God to strengthen you in your grief. He is a God of great comfort and peace.

Virginia will always be my home but now I live in Harrisburg Pa.
Deborah Ellis
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