Herman Alan Spigel

by | Oct 20, 2014 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Herman Alan Spigel, 86, died on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at Harbor’s Edge in Norfolk.

He was predeceased by his parents, Wallace Spigel, MD and Jennie E. Spigel, by two daughters, Janet Spigel Linic and Katharine Lucy Spigel, and his sister, Suzanne Spigel Redmond.

Herman is survived by his wife of 61 years, Barbara Joseph Spigel, his daughter Rosalind, his son-in-law Dan Linic, and three grandchildren, Alan, Jake and Matea. He is also survived by his cousins Larry and Joy Spigel of Chesapeake, Jeff and Bonnie Spigel of Newport News and Lucy Herman of Atlantic Shores.

After graduating from the Choate School in Connecticut and the University of Virginia, Herman had a successful business career in Canada; he retired from that after many years of traveling and became a teacher at a school in upstate New York. The long summer holidays and the lack of endless traveling allowed him to indulge in his favorite sport—sailing, and spend more time with his wife and family. Herman was a founding member of Niagara-on-the-Lake Sailing Club in Ontario, and a member of the Youngstown Yacht Club in Youngstown, N.Y. Herman was also a Freemason, and belonged to Norfolk Lodge No. 1, A.F. & A.M. He was a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, and was also in the Royal Arch Masons and the Knights Templar.

A memorial service was held at Ohef Sholom Temple. Burial was private.

Memorial donations to Ohef Sholom Temple 530 Raleigh Ave. Norfolk, Va. 23507. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments.