Edward “Eddie” Lawrence Tabakin

by | May 19, 2022 | Obituaries

Washington, D.C.—Edward ‘Eddie’ Lawrence Tabakin, 67, of Washington, D.C., died May 6, 2022.

Born in Norfolk, he was the son of the late Raymond and Jessie Tabakin. Edward was predeceased in death by his brothers Mark H. Tabakin and Stephen L. Tabakin. His sister Sally A. Weintraub, died May 7, 2022.

Survivors include his loving sister-in-law Rebecca M. Tabakin; brother-in-law Joel Weintraub; nephew David Tabakin; nieces Rachel Tabakin, Ellen W. Beck (husband Aaron Beck), and Sara Weintraub; and great nephews Franklin and Casey Tabakin. Cousins include Kevin and Gary Tabakin, Lori and Scott Tabakin, Janet M. Meyers and Mark Pollak, Janet S. and Stanley Meyers, Karen and Ricardo Godoy, and other extended family.

Edward graduated from Granby High School, and earned a BA degree in economics from Columbia University, New York in 1978. He studied for a PhD in economics at the University of California, Berkeley, and in 1991 earned a law degree from UC-Berkeley and began practicing law. He was admitted to the bar in California and Washington, D.C. where he was a senior associate with McKenna and Cueno.

Edward was fondly referred to as the ‘book man’ in his apartment neighborhood. He looked forward to lively conversations with family and friends, took hours to perfect his style of cooking and baking, and enjoyed listening to classical music. He was a devoted son and brother, traveling frequently to Norfolk to take care of his mother Jessie, and brothers Stephen Tabakin and Mark Tabakin.

The family is grateful for the caring oversight of Edward’s well-being provided by family members Janet M. Meyers, Karen R. Godoy, and Rebecca Tabakin, and skilled care provided by Arden Courts Memory Care Community.

A graveside service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk by Rabbi Michael Panitz. The family would like donations made to the NYSCF.org (New York Stem Cell Foundation) or other medical research organizations that support memory care research.