by | Sep 8, 2017 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Carol Buxbaum Waranch “A woman of valor, who can find? For her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs 31. Carol Buxbaum Waranch, age 89, peacefully passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 in her home.

She was born March 11, 1928 in Queens, New York to the late Julius and Margie Weiner Buxbaum. She and her late husband, Stanley Waranch, were happily married for 69 years.

She is survived by her four daughters, their spouses and families: Suzanne Gruelle (Dennis), Caren Alexis (Peter), Andrea Stein (James) and Diane Garfinkel (Eric). She will also be greatly missed by her 11 grandchildren: Lauren Shomaker (Brett), Jill Jacobson (Lowell), Evan Berger (Kate), Jonathan Alexis (Natalie), Matthew Alexis (Davis), Michael Stein, Brett Stein, Daniel Garfinkel, Jamie Garfinkel, Cary Garfinkel and Julia Garfinkel, as well as her five great grandchildren: Hannah and Eva Shomaker, Elliott Jacobson, Sally and Kathryn Alexis.

She is also survived by her loving sibling, Stuart Buxbaum (Marilyn) and her sister-in-law, Shirley Liss, brother-inlaw, Seeman Waranch (Doris), and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Carol spent her childhood years in New York until she moved with her family to Hampton Roads, Virginia. She excelled in academics and attended Westhampton College in Richmond, Virginia at age 16. Upon graduation, she married Stanley and they moved to Norfolk to begin their lives together.

Carol was active in the community serving as president of the Tidewater Section of the National Council of Jewish Women and involved in the Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood. Raising four daughters and supporting her husband as he pursued his career were truly her main priorities. She enjoyed working in the garden, and attending the symphony and opera. In addition, she was an avid reader and knitter. Grandma Carol was famous for her intricate baby blankets for each of her grandchildren knitted with tender, loving care. She was a gracious hostess —opening her home on every Jewish holiday to family, friends, and newcomers to the community.

Mom, your welcoming ways and warm heart will always be remembered by your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We love you.

Funeral services were officiated graveside at Forest Lawn Cemetery by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg. Memorial donations to Ohef Sholom Temple Floral Fund, The Strelitz Diabetes Center, Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, or a charity of the donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments.