Kenneth “Ken” Schonfeld

by | Dec 7, 2023 | Obituaries

CUMMING, GA. – Kenneth Schonfeld, age 82, passed away on Friday, November 10.

Ken was born on July 22, 1941, in the Bronx, New York, to Joseph and Bertha (Birdie) Schonfeld. Ken graduated from Newport News High School in 1959 and attended University of Richmond before starting a career in furniture sales. His career culminated with owning Carolina Furniture Outlet in Hampton, Va., from 1984 to 1995.

In his younger years, Ken was an avid golfer and bowler. Over the years, he did volunteer work as often as possible, including volunteering with Lee’s Friends – transporting cancer patients to and from their treatments. Ken was also a well-respected and active member of his synagogue community, first at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, and later at Congregation Gesher L’Torah in Cumming, Ga. He was well known for his ability to make friends wherever he went. Ken loved spending time with his family, traveling, and learning new trivia. He is loved and will be missed by many.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joan Schonfeld; their son, Brian Schonfeld and his wife, Stephanie White; their daughter, Stacey Brustein and Stacey’s significant other, Nathan Bunn; and his grandchildren, Jacob Brustein, Corinne Brustein, Jayden Brustein, and Owen White-Schonfeld.

The funeral was a graveside service at Hebrew Cemetery, in Hampton, Va.

The family requests donations in Ken’s honor to either The American Lung Association or the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.