Esther Stark

by | Oct 12, 2022 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Esther Stark of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away on October 5, 2022 at age 100.

She was the daughter of the late Morris and Jennie Stam Lesser and was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, Louis Stark and sister, Freida Goldstein. She was a long-time member of the Congregation Beth El and its Sisterhood.

A graduate of Maury High School in Norfolk, Esther worked for the Internal Revenue Service for over 40 years assisting the community with income tax preparation. Esther’s life was defined by her generosity and kindness to others. After retiring, she continued to assist friends with their taxes and was a member of the Auxiliary of Norfolk General Hospital.

Left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Susan Stark of Cambridge, Mass. and Mallory Stark of Brookline, Mass.; and seven nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation for the loving care that Esther received from her devoted friends, as well as the staff at Beth Sholom Village and Tidewater Jewish Family Service.

A graveside funeral service was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Ron Koas from Congregation Beth El and Rabbi Adam Ruditsky from Beth Sholom Home officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth El or a charity of the donor’s choice. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family through