Benjamin Brooke

by | Jan 16, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Benjamin Brooke, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 7, 2017 surrounded by his family. Benny was the son of Rebecca and Isadore Brooke and is survived by brothers, Hyman and Leonard Brooke (Ellie).

He was born and raised in Norfolk. Benny was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lea G. Brooke. He leaves behind his three children, Ronald K. Brooke (Esther), Ellen Brooke-Coley (Danny), Michele Brooke-Newbill, two grandchildren, Kyle and Brooke Coley. He also leaves behind a very special companion, Judy Eichelbaum, who shared much love, laughter, and joy.

Benny was a Navy Veteran stationed in Honolulu. Afterwards, he joined the family business started by his father, serving as vice president of Southern Packing Corporation in Chesapeake for 68 years. He was also a lifetime member of Berkley Masonic Lodge. Those who knew Benny knew of his love for cars, trucks and the meat business. He will be dearly missed by all his family and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments with Rabbi Panitz officiating, followed by graveside services at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

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