Florence S. Tavss

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Florence S. Tavss was born in the Bronx in 1926 to Henry and Lillian Schonholt. She died January 31 at the age of 96.

She was raised in Norfolk where she graduated with an associate degree from William and Mary. It was there that she met and married her true love, Norman Tavss. Flossie and Norman moved to Danville, Va. as newlyweds where he set up his optometry practice. They spent the next 73 happy years making a life and raising a family. They were honored members of Aetz Chayim Synagogue where the congregation was like an extended family.

Flossie was beautiful inside and out, witty, wise, charming, and caring. Even in the midst of her greatest trials, she was most concerned about the feelings of others. As a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, her proudest achievement was her family. She is survived by her children, Lynn Lantz (Lee Cason), Jody Tavss (Helaine Harris), and Sidney Tavss; her grandchildren Matt Lantz, Jesse Lantz, Avery Lantz (Luke Koogler), and great grandsons Daegan and Luca. She was predeceased by her husband Norman in 2012.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Flossie was an avid reader and lifelong patron of the public library. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and supported Jewish causes worldwide. Early on, she belonged to the League of Women Voters and continued to vote in every election even in the last month of her life. In her memory, be a reader, support the charity of your choice, and please vote! Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.