Gertrude “Trudy” Jacobs Friedman

by | Dec 23, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk — Gertrude “Trudy” Jacobs Friedman, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014 in her residence.

She was a New York native and was the daughter of the late Aaron Jacobs and Sophia Freeman Sutton and was preceded in death by her husband Gilbert Reuben Friedman.

She graduated from Wilson High School and attended the College of William and Mary. She was vice president of M&G Sales Co., Inc. She was an active member of Temple Emanuel for many years and was a member of its Sisterhood and was a former Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of the B’Nai Brith Women, the League of Women Voters, was a board member of the Norfolk Crime Line, the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and was a volunteer with the Virginia Beach Law Library and played the piano for the residents of Beth Sholom Home for 17 years.

She is survived by her loving children, Laura Buzard of Norfolk and Larry R. Friedman and his wife Carol of Virginia Beach; grandchildren Aaron Friedman and Rachelle Chapman and her husband Chris; and one great grandson, Jeremiah Wycoff.

Although she was an only child, she was a mother to many and very close to her dearest relatives, Lois and Barry Einhorn and their children. She had a host of loving friends and acquaintances who will miss her greatly.

The family is very grateful to the staff and residents of Beth Sholom Village for their outpouring of genuine love and support.

The funeral service was held in the Norfolk chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts with Rabbi Marc Adam Kraus officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Rachelle E. Friedman, Special Needs Trust, P.O. Box 1943, Norfolk, Virginia 23501.

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