Virginia Beach —Jordan Norman Rosenblum, 83, died peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 6 in Florida surrounded by family. Although he was born in New York City, his family moved to Virginia when he was a few months old. He was the son of the late Samuel and Ruth Rosenblum of blessed memory and was predeceased by his loving brothers, Dr. Fred Rosenblum and Dr. Jerome Rosenblum.
Jordan is survived by his loving wife Eilene Halpern Rosenblum of 53 years and his beloved children, Dr. Scott Howard Rosenblum and his wife Ellen Peck Rosenblum, and Ruthmarie Rosenblum Behlman and her husband Adam Behlman of Miami, Fla. He adored his six grandchildren, Andrew James, Julia Paige and Jack Parker Rosenblum, and Cole Isaac, Logan Alexander and Mackenzie Peyton Behlman, each unique in their own way. He loved his nieces and nephews as well as his two sisters-in-law, Zena Herod and Barbara Rosenblum.
Throughout his life he had a love for the arts, particularly classical music and opera, which he began to listen to at an early age. He developed a passion for photography during his years in the Service. In the U.S. Army, he was stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii and while assigned to the 27th Infantry Wolfhounds Public Information Office he became the official photographer to Schofield Barracks.
He was an ardent golfer from the time he was a teenager, a skier which he loved doing with his children and a very competent single-handed sailor. Jordan was always competing against his own personal best.
Jordan joined his family business, Virginia Carolina Fur, Hide and Wool Company when he returned to Tidewater after the Army. He also opened B&R Realty operating primarily in the Norfolk Ghent section during the area’s revitalization period. Retiring at 50, he felt himself blessed to be able to travel and do the things he enjoyed.
A life-long member of Beth El Temple, services were officiated by Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, Rabbi Arthur Ruberg, Cantor Wendi Fried and Cantor Jacob Tessler, a good friend. Services were held at Altmeyer Funeral Home on Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Donations are appreciated at Beth El Temple or Hebrew Academy of Tidewater. Altmeyer Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.