Virginia Beach —Irene Gerber Cohen, 91, passed away on Friday, June 28, 2013 in her residence at Beth Sholom Terrace.
A native of Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Sarah Forman and Samuel Gerber, and the widow of Raymond I. Cohen.
She was retired from the City of Norfolk, Division of Social Services, finance dept. as a Senior Account Clerk. Mrs. Cohen was a former member of Temple Israel and its Sisterhood, and Hadassah.
Survivors include daughters, Vivian Margulies (Burke), and Elaine C. Millard (Casey) both of Virginia Beach; a brother, Robert Gerber of Baltimore; grandchildren, Dr. Stephen Glick (Elizabeth), Dr. Lori Pasternak (Jake), Shelley Gordon (Marcus), and Michael Margulies (Meghan); and four great grandchildren, Lexi Pasternak, Zev Pasternak, Levi Gordon and Zoe Gordon.
A graveside funeral service was conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Elihu Flax officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Beth Sholom Terrace or a charity of choice .
The family wishes to thank the staff at Beth Sholom Terrace and the Jewish Family Service Freda H. Gordon Hospice and Palliative Care of Tidewater for their support, compassion and excellent care during this time. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be made through www.hdoliver.com.