Charles G. Nusbaum

by | Nov 10, 2016 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Charles G. Nusbaum, 90, passed away on Friday, October 28, 2016 in his home at Westminster-Canterbury.

He was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Cilla Guggenheimer Nusbaum and Bertram Spagat Nusbaum, Sr. He was married for 52 years to his beloved wife Blanche Bowman Nusbaum. He is survived by two sons, Charles G. Nusbaum, Jr. and his wife Kimberly Ann (Kim) of Denver, Colorado and John M. Nusbaum and his wife Alexandra Schmertz (Lexy) of Rye, New York.

Grandchildren include Alexander and Olivia Nusbaum of Denver, Colorado and Oliver, Jasper and Felix Nusbaum of Rye, New York. He was preceded in death by his brother, Bertram S. Nusbaum, Jr., and his wife Lois. He leaves behind his brotherin- law, Louis O. Bowman, Jr and his wife Eve of Richmond, Virginia and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was a graduate of Maury High School, Norfolk (1943), a graduate of King’s Point United States Merchant Marine Academy (1946) with a B.S. in Marine Engineering, and a graduate of The University of Virginia (1949) with a B.S. in Commerce. He was commissioned in the Maritime Association and the Naval Reserve and served as a Lieutenant and Engineer aboard the U.S.S. Pine Island from 1951 to 1953.

In 1954, Mr. Nusbaum founded a commercial and industrial real estate office, Charles G. Nusbaum Realtor. He practiced in downtown Norfolk for 48 years, starting in the Royster Building and later at the SunTrust Bank Building. Charles took enormous pride in assisting clients in the growth and success of their real estate portfolios. Following the 2001 sale of his real estate practice to Thalhimer Commercial Real Estate, Mr. Nusbaum continued serving his loyal clients until the age of 82.

A 16-year resident of Westminster- Canterbury, Mr. Nusbaum was instrumental in bringing golf croquet to the facility, and he served on the buildings and grounds committee.

Charles was incredibly devoted to his family, his business, his network of colleagues and the real estate community. Outside of work, he loved investing in stocks and competing in golf croquet. In his younger days, Charles loved a good party and rarely missed a chance to ski and play doubles tennis.

Mr. Nusbaum was past president of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at the University of Virginia, the Ohef Sholom Temple Men’s Club, King’s Point Merchant Marine Alumni Association Hampton Roads Chapter, Society of Real Estate Appraisers—Tidewater chapter, Institute of Real Estate Management—Hampton Roads chapter; Society of Industrial Realtors (now S.I.O.R)—Virginia Chapter.

Mr. Nusbaum was a lifelong member of Ohef Sholom Temple, a member of Lions International (Norfolk Host Club), a life member of the UVa Alumni Association, the Institute of Real Estate Management, United Community Fund Real Estate Division, National Association of Real Estate Brokers, and various committees of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.

The family wishes to acknowledge the excellent medical care of Herbert M. Brewer, M.D. (50 years) and a host of medical professionals at Westminster-Canterbury. Burial was private. A memorial service officiated by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg was held in the Chapel at Westminster-Canterbury.

Memorial donations to the Westminster-Canterbury Foundation for the Fellowship Fund or to the charity of the donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver.