Herbert Lewis Bregman

by | Aug 18, 2015 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Herbert Lewis Bregman, PE, 91, passed peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

A retired professional mechanical engineer, graduate of Virginia Tech, and World War II veteran who served in the European Theater of Operation in the Army Air Corps, he belonged to the Jewish War Veterans and was Post 590 Commander in 1953.

He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver Elaine, who he married 69 years ago, his three sons, Mark (Sandy), Randy (Jacey Claire Byrne), and Glenn (Robyn); five grandchildren, Cortney, Hannah (Ross) Byrd, Christopher (Monica), Heather (Kirk) Robinson, and Anya. Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Ila Grace Byrd, Catelyn Marie Bregman, Susannah Virginia Byrd, Mason Willard Bregman, Samuel Ross Byrd.

A Norfolk native, Herb was proudly registered to practice engineering in nine states and a member of ASHRAE during his working life. He was passionate about his family, golf (proud of his five holes-inone), boating and radio controlled airplane modeling and was often seen motoring on the James River and at local airfields and schoolyards.

He most recently could be found on Tuesdays having lunch and enjoying the friendship of fellow workers from his tenure at McGaughy, Marshall, and McMillan, a world-wide architect and engineering firm based in Norfolk in which he was a shareholder for many years.

Burial took place at Forest Lawn. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts.