Israel Salber

by | Jan 28, 2013 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Israel Salber of Beth Sholom Terrace passed away Jan. 8, 2013.

A native of Capetown, South Africa, he was born April 17, 1921. He was the son of the late Charles and Minnie Goldberg Salber. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Bernice Epstein Salber.

Mr. Salber was a partner for over 48 years in Katz and Salber and Co., an accounting firm in Capetown until his retirement in 1993. He was a member of B’nai Israel Congregation in Norfolk.

He was a former president of Highlands House Aged Home, past chairman of King David Country Club and founding member of Camps Bay Hebrew Congregation. He was a man of integrity, honor and dignity. He was a wonderful father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a true gentleman, and was highly respected by all who knew him for his philanthropic and community involvements. After his retirement, he immigrated with Bernice to Virginia Beach to join his two daughters.

Survivors include his daughters Charlene Cohen and husband David of Virginia Beach; Ilana Benson and husband Nathan of Virginia Beach; son Michael Salber and wife Suzanne of Israel, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Sender Haber officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of donor’s choice. H.D. Oliver. Online condolences may be offered to the family at