Phyllis K. LITTWIN
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NORFOLK - Phyllis Kolinsky Littwin, 81, of the 330 block of West Brambleton Avenue, died peacefully March 10, 2012, at her residence.
She was born in New York City, N.Y., to the late Murray and Sadie Goldman Kolinsky. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene C. Littwin.
She was a founding member of Temple Sinai, Newport News, Va., and a member of Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans and was very active in the Democratic Party in Norfolk and Aventura, Fla.
Survivors include her daughter, Gail Littwin Flax and her husband, Joel of Virginia Beach; her son, Mike Littwin and his wife, Susan of Denver, Colo.; her brother, Sonny Kolinsky and his wife, Doris of Newport News; three grandchildren, Angie Littwin, Amy Murphy and her husband, Mitchell, and Scott Flax and his wife, Leah; three great-grandchildren, Maple, Carver and Abe; and her friend and caregiver, Lenora Hayes.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., by Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch. Interment will be in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News, Va.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
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Published in Daily Press from Mar. 12 to Mar. 13, 2012.
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March 16, 2012
With deepest and sincere sympathy to you, Gail, and your family. Keeping you in my thoughts.
Sylvia Weinstein Craft
March 12, 2012
Dear Gail,Joel, Mike, Susan, Sonny,Doris and Family, My heart goes out to you for your loss. Phyllis was such a vibrant woman. She and her family played such vital roles in the early history of Temple Sinai in Newport News. They were respected and loved. I send you my sincere sympathy and blessings always,
Joanne Kates Roos, Yorktown, Virginia
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