Carol Glaser

by | Apr 7, 2014 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Carol Glaser, 83, passed away on Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

Born in Robeson County, N.C., she is the daughter of the late Cleo Warwick Floyd and Dewey Floyd. She was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk.

Carol strived to be the perfect Jewish mother. She lent a southern flare to even the most traditional of Jewish foods. She was known for her matzo ball soup, chopped liver, honey cake, and brisket. Her children related that she hardly ever used food from a can while they were growing up. They have fond memories of weekly trips to the Mennonite Farms in Kempsville for fresh eggs, dairy products, fruits, and veggies. She canned and froze everything: jellies, veggies, and soups. That was a holdover from her growing up with 11 brothers and sisters on a 500-acre tobacco farm in North Carolina. Carol also kept an immaculate home, loved to play bridge, and was an avid gardener and won several “Best Yard in the Neighborhood Awards” over the years. Her yard contained fruit trees, trellises with cucumbers, tomatoes, and just about any other veggie that you could think of. She was always there for any family or friend that needed her help.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 61 years, Bernard H. Glaser; daughter, Janet G. Sturgis and her husband, William J. Sturgis II of Nassawadox, Va., and their daughter, Rachel Anne Sturgis; son, Martin “Stan” Glaser and his wife Kim of Virginia Beach, and their children, Jonathan and Sarah Glaser; sister, Jo Ann Rushton and husband David of Idaho Falls, Id.; brothers, Jake Floyd and wife Faye of Nashville, Tenn., Ray Floyd and wife Bertha Rose of Whiteville, N.C., Morris Floyd and wife Carol of Chadbourn, N.C., and Moses Floyd and wife Patsy of Lumberton, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service took place in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Wally Schachet- Briskin officiating. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered to the family through