Evelyn Jacobson Salasky

by | Nov 22, 2013 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach –Evelyn Jacobson Salasky, 95, died peacefully at the Terrace at Beth Sholom Village on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013.

Evelyn was an elegant woman who always acted and dressed like a lady. Her quick smile and easy laugh put others at ease. She will be missed by many who loved and cared for her.

Evelyn was born in Portsmouth on February 6, 1918, to the late Ben and Rose Jacobson. She was predeceased by her parents, by her twin brother Edwin (Buddy) Jacobson, her brother Freddy Jacobson, and by her former husband, Stanley Salasky.

She is survived by her daughter Ronnie Lynne Friedman and husband Marcus, son Martin Keith Salasky and wife Donna, brother Jack Jacobson and wife Suzanne, sisters-in-law Nancy Jacobson and Jerri Jacobson Wetsel, grandchildren Robert S. Friedman and wife Alicia, Leslie Jo Nossen and husband William (Bill), Rachel Salasky and Anna Salasky, great grandchildren Hallie Friedman, Jamie Friedman, Lily Ann Nossen and Samuel Nossen. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

Evelyn married Stanley Salasky in 1940 and settled in Portsmouth, but soon moved to what was then the tiny resort town of Virginia Beach. They became part of a small, growing Jewish community where they helped found Temple Emanuel Synagogue and where Evelyn served as president of the Sisterhood. Evelyn was a beautiful woman whose style and grace helped distinguish her in her social and business life. As one of Tidewater’s Best Dressed Women in the 1960’s she always presented a tailored, feminine appearance wherever she went. Her style and beauty made her a natural as the owner of Nicholson and Marks, where she sold the finest in women’s fashions for 17 years.

The family wishes to thank the Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater for their loving care provided to Evelyn.

A graveside funeral was held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery in Portsmouth by Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Wally Schachet-Briskin. Contributions to Beth Sholom Village or the charities of the donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.