Donald Leigh Corey

by | Mar 21, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Donald Leigh Corey passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

He was 82 years old and was born and raised in Portsmouth, Va. He was the son of the late Leonard I. Cohen and Freeda Levy Cohen.

Donald graduated from Wilson High School in Portsmouth and the University of Virginia. He worked in the contact lens industry for over 30 years as president of Conforma Laboratories and as an administrator with Amsco-Lombart Lenses. He was also on the board of CLMA (Contact Lens Manufacturing Association). He was well-known and respected in his field. He was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple.

Don is survived by his wife of almost 62 years, Charlotte Cooper Corey, son, Dr. Mitchell L. Corey of Norfolk, daughter, Faith Fuhrman and her husband, Ben Atkinson, his grandchildren, Jay Fuhrman, Erica Fuhrman and Annie Fuhrman, all of Annandale, N.J. He is also survived by many cousins and friends and extended family.

A graveside service was held in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple, Bon Secours Hospice or Jewish Family Service of Tidewater.

H.D Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family at