Norfolk—Bernard “Bernie” Schloss, passed away February 9, 2021.
He was 88 years old and was born in Edelfingen, Germany. Bernie was the son of the late Henry and Regina Schloss, and was preceded in death by his brother, Max.
Bernie is survived by his three daughters, Laura S. Jones, Caroline M. Schloss, and Helen R. Schloss-Griffin and her husband, Yehudah Leib Griffin; and a brother, Benjamin Schloss and his wife, Sharon. He was loved by his seven grandchildren, Neal Hobbs, Emily Gibson and husband Eddie, Blakely Griffin and wife Nivia, and Krista Stocks and husband Troy, as well as his six great grandchildren Dillon, Samuel, Prudence, Hurly, Jordan, and Scarlett.
Bernie and his family fled Nazi Germany in 1939 by ship and came to America with his parents, grandparents, and brother Max. The ship he and his family boarded, landed in New York. Sponsored by a close relative, Bernie and his family soon moved to Norfolk, Va. He and his family built a successful meat packing company in Suffolk, Va., called the Virginia Packing Company, Inc. Bernie also served in the U.S. Coast Guard.
Bernie merited to complete 2½ cycles of the Babylonian Talmud with the B’nai Israel Daf Yomi group. He was a Torah observant Jew, a father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a well-loved pilar of the B’nai Israel community in Norfolk, Va.
Donations to the B’nai Israel Congregation of Norfolk, Va.
A graveside funeral service was conducted in B’nai Israel Cemetery. The service was live streamed through www.hdoliver.com. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.