Judith Schapiro Eichelbaum

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Judith Schapiro Eichelbaum passed away on Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Judy, most delighted in being known as Nana or Nana GG, was born on April 4, 1927 to Lee Haber and Harry Charles Schapiro who are both deceased. Nana was also predeceased by her beloved husband Joseph Eichelbaum, son Steven Eichelbaum, and sister and brother-in-law Joan and Hap Harrison.

Nana graduated from Maury High School and went on to obtain her degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University. She used this education in her career as a social worker for the City of Norfolk.

Nana is survived by her daughters Linda Eichelbaum Collier, Cathy Eichelbaum and Beth (David) Buckman; her daughter-in-law Lisa (Murray) Rosenbach; nieces Gail (Steve) Grossman and Nancy (Alvin) Wall. She is also survived by her grandchildren Leigh (Charlie) Penner, Jill (Jeremy) Silbert, Suzanne (Liz) Kellam, Julia Buckman, Daniel Buckman, Staci (Jason) Levine, Melissa Eichelbaum, Andrea Eichelbaum, Erin (Greg) Stockburger, Jamie (Dustin) Dingenthal, great grandchildren Joe, Eva and Sam Penner and Jordan Silbert. She also had many great nieces and great nephews. Nana loved her family and was proud to be the matriarch of this crew.

Nana was known for her positive outlook on life and being a strong woman to the very end. She will be missed by her many friends and family.

Due to COVID-19 the family chose to have a private service. H.D. Oliver.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Steven Eichelbaum Camp Scholarship Fund, c/o Jewish Community Center, 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Suite 100, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 or at foundation.jewishva.org.