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SARASOTA, FLA. - Vivian Seidman Weinstein, 92, passed away on Dec. 24, at her home in Sarasota, Fla., surrounded by her family.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Julius Weinstein; and she was the devoted mother of Raoul Weinstein of Lakeland, Fla., Karen and Bill Witte of Sarasota, Fla., Sabina and Steven Sager of Durham, N.C., and Linda Weinstein of Vero Beach, Fla.; proud grandmother of Rachel, Keith, Ben and Kristin, Craig and Tracey, Ariele and Avrami, Jacob and Alison, and Noah; great-grandmother of Jules, Maya, Jackson, Daniyel, and Gefen; loving sister of Bernice and Alvin Kaufman, of Fairfax, Va.
She was an office manager of several family businesses, including Auto Craft, Inc. and Fun N Play, all located in Newport News. She was a life member of Hadassah and National Council of Jewish Women, and a long-time member of ORT. She is a past president of the Seaboard Branch of Woman's League of Conservative Judaism as well as the sisterhood of Rodef Sholom Temple in Hampton, Va. She served as co-chairman of the Soviet Resettlement Committee and as co-chairman of the Yiddish Chaverim at the Newport News Jewish Community Center. She was also a Girl Scout leader for 13 years.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Rodef Sholom Temple in Hampton, Va., with Rabbis Gilah Dror and Steven Sager officiating. Burial will follow in the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests a contribution to Rodef Sholom Temple; Temple Beth Shalom, in Sarasota, Fla.; Kobernick House, in Sarasota, Fla.; or Tidewell Hospice, in Sarasota, Fla.
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Published in Daily Press from Dec. 27 to Dec. 28, 2010.
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December 31, 2010
Coach Weinstein,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. My prayers are with you and your family.
Wayne Rammell
December 28, 2010
To the entire Weinstein family: My sincere sympathy to each of you as you work through the grief process. Your mother sounds like a very special lady. I had the opportunity to meet her on one occasion. This was when Karen brought her to the Sunday brunch, as a part of our reunion. Karen, what a beautiful job you did with the sentiments you expressed regarding your mother. I know this was not easy; however, you did it beautifully. I was very impressed with your brother-in-law, Rabbi Steven Sager. Such a loving testimony in his remarks about Mrs. Weinstein. Karen, it was good to see you again this year, just sorry it was under the circumstances.
May God comfort you and give you strength as you recall good memories.
Fred & Patty Mays, N.N.H.S., '60/'61 of Newport News, VA
Frederick Mays
December 28, 2010
MY prayers go out to you and your family in this time of loss of your mother. She will remain in your memories forever . May God bless her. Ted Mc Falls
Ted Mc Falls
December 28, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Kathleen Heffron
December 27, 2010
Coach , my wife Sandra And I just want to
offer our condolances to both you and
your family . Bobby Deans
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