Alan B. Nusbaum

by | Jul 12, 2013 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Alan B. Nusbaum, affectionately known as “Nuz” by his many friends and business associates, died unexpectedly in a local hospital on June 27 at age 62 after a two-year long, courageous and seemingly successful battle against cancer.

A Norfolk realtor and businessman, he was the beloved chairman of S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. and the fourth generation of his family to lead the company. In 2010, Alan Nusbaum was recognized by the Downtown Norfolk Council as the Downtowner of the Year, with the citation recognizing “his great faith in downtown and its future,” and went on to state that his faith in downtown “literally changed the skyline and its future.” Under his leadership, development teams at S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co. developed, leased and managed shopping centers, office buildings, apartments and commercial and industrial properties in the Hampton Roads and Richmond markets and throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Mr. Nusbaum served as a director of the City of Norfolk’s Employees’ Retirement Funds, Dominion Bank, N.A., the Virginia Advisory Board of Wachovia Bank, N.A. and Old Dominion Trust Co. His community involvement included service on the boards of directors of the Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross; The Hurrah Players; Still Hope Foundation and Operation Smile, and generous support of, among numerous charities, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, ForKids, Inc. and the American Cancer Society ‘s Relay For Life.

Educated at the former Carolton Oaks (now Norfolk Collegiate) School, Granby High School, the University of Miami (Florida) and Old Dominion University, Mr. Nusbaum was also a supporter of Tidewater Community College and Virginia Wesleyan College.

Predeceased by his father, former Norfolk City Councilman and Vice Mayor V.H. Nusbaum, Jr., Alan Nusbaum is survived by his mother, Nancy N. Nusbaum, by his adored wife, Ann Googe Nusbaum, their two sons, Andrew and Matthew, and their daughter Lindsay N. Davenport and husband, Rad, and granddaughter Ann Harper Davenport. Other survivors include brother-in-law Stephen Googe and his wife, Susan, and their sons Jordan and Bill; uncle Alan Nordlinger and aunt Susan; goddaughter Allison Rachels and her husband, John, and their children, Andrew and Elizabeth; uncles Sidney L. Nusbaum II and Robert C. Nusbaum, his wife, Linda, and numerous cousins.

A memorial service was conducted by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg at Ohef Sholom Temple, followed by a reception at the Temple for family and friends.

H. D. Oliver Funeral Apartments. Online condolence messages may be shared with the family at Contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Avenue, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266, or to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia, 800 Tidewater Drive, Norfolk, VA 23504.