Frank Sheffer

by | Sep 23, 2021 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Frank Sheffer, 97, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021.

Frank was born in Lancaster, Pa. on March 10, 1924 to Emma and Isidore Sheffer. Later they moved to Suffolk, Va. He grew up as the youngest of four children. He learned bookkeeping from his uncle and later studied accounting at William and Mary extension in Norfolk. He attended Columbia University in New York to take classes in auditing. He joined the AICPA in 1950 and started a large accounting firm in Suffolk with more than 20 employees. At one time, he was the oldest practicing CPA in Virginia.

He was active in the Suffolk Rotary Club and held offices in it. He was an officer in the Suffolk synagogue, Adgudah Achim congregation, and helped with the merger with Congregation Beth El in Norfolk.

He was a resident at the Memory Center in Virginia Beach for the last eight years.

He was predeceased by his mother, Emma Sheffer; sister, Helen Weintrob; and brothers, Aubrey and Sylvan. He is survived by his nephew, Joseph Weintrob (Irene); niece, Marjorie Lieberman (Alex), and a multitude of great and grand nieces and nephews, and cousins.

A graveside service was held at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Condolences may be registered online at