Fred Burg

by | Aug 15, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Fred Burg, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014.

A native of Vienna, Austria, he was pre-deceased by his parents Leo and Fannie Burg and his brother Paul, all who perished during the Holocaust.

Mr. Burg escaped Nazi occupied Austria on a Kindertrain in November 1938. From England he relocated to the Dominican Republic where he married his first wife, Greta, of blessed memory. Together they settled in New York City, then Paramus, N.J. In 1969, he relocated his family to Richmond, Va. In 1977, Mr. Burg made his last move to Virginia Beach. For many years he owned and operated Singer Sewing Machine stores in Wards Corner and Coliseum Mall.

Mr. Burg was an avid master bridge player. He was a member of the Amity Club and the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Mr. Burg is survived by his wife Anne Verner Burg of Virginia Beach; his daughters Diana Burg and wife Gay, Fay Silverman and husband Charlie, step daughters Leslie Verner and Ellen Tenenbaum, step-son Charles Verner; grandchildren Samuel Silverman and wife Nicole; and Paul “P.J.” Silverman; and his brother and sister-inlaw Erica and Harold Unger.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz officiating. Memorial donations may be made to either the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater or the American Cancer or Diabetes Associations. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences at