by | Feb 10, 2017 | Obituaries

Livingston , N.J.—David Longman of Livingston, N.J. died at home on January 31, 2017.

David, born Israel, was raised in Norfolk, Va. where he spent most of his life until moving to Florida and then, New Jersey later in life.

He graduated from Maury High School while playing jazz professionally in his teen years. He also built and sailed small sail craft. He was a 1941 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in chemical engineering. He worked in the chemical industry after college and later entered business and operated grocery stores in the Norfolk area for many years.

David began playing tennis before and after retirement and enjoyed many years on the tennis court. He played tennis five times a week until his late 80s. David, along with his wife, Mimi, were long-time members of Temple Israel in Norfolk.

He will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives in the Norfolk area. He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Miriam, and his three children Howard and wife Ellen of Livingston, N.J., Susan Saunders and husband, Marshall of Livingston, N.J. and Thomas, and wife Mona of Scarsdale, N.Y. His grandchildren who loved “Grandpa” are Haley, Adam, Ariel, Michael, Benjamin, Emily, Max, and Eli.

Funeral services were conducted at Bernheim Apter Kreitzman Funeral Home in Livingston, N.J. with interment at Beth El Cemetery in Paramus, N.J. Contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice. One suggestion is the Southern Poverty Law Center, which was one of David’s favorite causes.