Charles “Sonny” Stuart Legum

by | Jun 23, 2022 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Charles “Sonny” Stuart Legum, 95, was born May 10, 1927, in Norfolk, Va. to the late Harry and Alma Legum. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Legum Siegel.

Sonny was a graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and attended Richmond Polytechnic Institute. He retired as a Commander from the US Coast Guard Reserve.

He was well known as the long-time owner/proprietor of Stark and Legum until his retirement at age 87. Sonny enjoyed tennis, bridge, spending time with his family and was active at Beth El and in the Beth El Men’s club.

Left to cherish Sonny’s memory are his loving wife of 71 years, Betty Lou Rafelman Legum, son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Gerri Pierce Legum; son-in-law, Gary Siegel (Laurie); grandchildren: Austin Siegel (Aimee), Corey Siegel, Marni Siegel McClure (Mark), Bryan Legum (Sara), Alex Legum; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Stanley Legum (Marsha).

Sonny will always be remembered for his kindness and readiness to assist and that endeared him to friends, relatives, neighbors, and anyone with whom he did business or engaged socially.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visit to leave a tribute to him for his family.