by | Dec 1, 2017 | Obituaries

Portsmouth —Frances Levin Ornoff, 92, passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017.

She was born in Portsmouth to the late Joseph and Ethel Levin. She retired from Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority. She was a lifelong volunteer supporting various Jewish organizations and community agencies and past president of numerous local boards and committees. She was a lifelong member of Gomley Chesed Synagogue and Congregation Beth El in Norfolk.

In January, she was predeceased by her husband of 70 years, Melvin H. Ornoff.

She is survived by her loving daughter, Marsha Ornoff Merkle and husband Marvin Joel of Portsmouth; two grandchildren, Jenefer Dayle Snyder and husband Michael, and Heather Keller Umberger and husband Troy; and three great-grandchildren, Brayden Douglas Snyder, Dylen Evan Keller, and Seth Troy Umberger.

A graveside service was held in Gomley Chesed Cemetery by Cantor Wendi Fried. Sturtevant Funeral Home.