Burton H. Jaffe

by | Feb 4, 2019 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Burton H. Jaffepassed away suddenly on January 25, 2019 with his beloved wife of 50 years, Judy Meyerson Jaffe, by his side.

He is predeceased by his parents Henry and Leah Jaffe, his Aunt Cecelia, and his daughter Elizabeth Grace.

He is survived by his sister Rita Sue Gold and Alan Gold, his son David and Tina Jaffe, his son Michael Jaffe, his daughter Nanci and Jim Sapiro, his daughter-in-law Wendy Jaffe, his step granddaughter Vikki and Neil Whitby, his 7 grandchildren, Jordan, Ashley, Kendall, Justin, Jessica, Samantha and Hallie, and his 3 great grandchildren Lily, Emma and Josie, who he loved dearly and will always be their Granddaddy.

Burton was a native of Suffolk, Va., but cherished his time spent growing up in Virginia Beach.

He was a graduate of Culver Military Academy, class of 1951 and a graduate of Ohio State University, class of 1955. Upon graduation, Burton entered the United States Navy and served for 10 years before going to work for the United States Government. After both his and Judy’s retirement they moved back to the one place he always loved, Virginia Beach, where he spent his days fishing, walking the beach, reconnecting with old friends and enjoying time with his family. He was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple and active in his community. He was a man who seemed to know everyone.

Burial services were held at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk with a funeral service at Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk.

A special thanks to Jewish Family Service and especially Karen Hughes. Also special thanks to Dr. Barbara Parks for her constant care and concern.

The Jaffe family kindly requests a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in loving memory of Burton’s daughter Elizabeth Grace Jaffe. Online condolences may be offered at hdoliver.com.