Jeffrey Loeb

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Jeffrey Steven Loeb, 76, passed away on Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

He was born in Jamaica (Queens), New York and was raised in Wantagh, Long Island, New York. While attending MacArthur High School, he met the love of his life, Shelley Hochstadt.

One week after Jeff graduated from Penn State University with a business degree, he married Shelley. Jeff had done an internship with Ernst & Ernst, and after passing his CPA exam, he began working for the firm. While working long hours as a public accountant, Jeff served as president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. In 1978, Jeff was hired as corporate comptroller of Circuit City Stores in Richmond, Virginia. After six years, Jeff decided to open his own business, with a partner. Together, they opened Bestway Rent-To-Own, and grew the business to 19 locations. Next, they opened Rent & Roll Wheels and Tires, from which Jeff retired.

Jeff was a founding member and sat on the board of Hearts and Homes, a not-for-profit organization which opened homes for adults with mental and physical disabilities. He was extremely philanthropic and made generous contributions to many charities, especially The Alzheimer’s Association. His father died with complications from Alzheimer’s disease, and Jeff always believed he would suffer from the same terrible illness. Jeff had a “Bucket List” of places he wanted to travel with his wife, Shelley. First on the list was Australia and New Zealand, followed by a four-week safari in Africa. The couple traveled to six continents and 54 countries together. Jeff loved taking beautiful photos of all the places they visited. Jeff and Shelley also enjoyed taking their children and grandchildren on vacation.

Jeff was predeceased by his parents, Thelma and Edward Loeb. Left to grieve for Jeff are his beloved wife, Shelley Loeb; his sons, Michael Loeb and Jason Loeb (Emily); and three grandchildren, Jessica Loeb, Zachary Loeb, and Jacob Loeb; his sister, Sherry Schwartz (Stephen); his brother, Brian Loeb (Kathy), brother-in-law, Ira Hochstadt (Lynne); close cousin, Stuart Kaplan (Debra); nephews, nieces, and many close friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date due to the spread of the Omicron virus. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family through