by | Apr 9, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Jack G. Barr, 89, died Thursday, March 29, 2018 in a local hospital.

He was a native of Baltimore, Maryland and was the son of the late Lewis and Ruth Reisig Barr. He was preceded in death in 2006, by his loving wife of 58 years, Yvonne Roberta Barr and his brother Melvin Barr.

Jack graduated from Maury High School and from the University of Virginia. He married his High School sweetheart on Christmas of 1948 at the Monticello Hotel. He was the founder of Barr Construction and president until his retirement in 1993. He was an active member and former board member and president of Congregation Beth El, chairman of Bonds for Israel, former president of the Tidewater Builders and Contractors Association, chairman of the building committee for JCC, a recipient of its Krug Award, chairman of the building committee and member and former president of the board of Beth Sholom Home of Tidewater, eight-year board member of the Salvation Army.

He is survived by his daughter, Susan Patricia Barr, his sons, Mark H. Barr and Jeffrey A. Barr, all of Norfolk; his stepson, Rabbi Daniel and Jennifer Lehrman of Brooklyn, N.Y. and his grandchildren, Matthew and his wife Terri, Noah and his wife Laura, Rachel, Joshua, Rebecca, Ilana, and Maia; his former wife Gail Blairman, his former daughters-in-law Terry Colby Barr and Dr. Lisa Barr, and his significant other, Barbara Fulp of Norfolk. He is also survived by his great-granddaughter, Julia, his nephews Burt and Henry Barr, and many cousins.

The funeral service was held at Congregation Beth El with interment in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Wendi Fried officiated. Memorial donations to the charity of the donor’s choice.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences to the family at hdoliver.com.