Norfolk —Leonard Edelstein owner of the Record Shop of Wards Corner in Norfolk, died Tuesday, May 23 at the age of 98.
He is best known for his retail business, however he was an accomplished electronics technician and amateur radio operator.
He was born In Shavertown, New York and was a maintenance technician in a dressmaking factory in Kingston, New York. He came to Norfolk/Virginia Beach during World War II when he was a Chief Petty Officer Radioman in the VP74 squadron flying seaplanes. At that time, he met and married his first wife, Winifred Hellen Pollock, of 28 years. He met and married his second wife Dorothy Fensterer of 33 years.
His store started as an electronics repair, TV, and appliance retail sales. He resumed his electronics technician career with the Norfolk City School Board repairing educational equipment until 1999.
He is survived by his son and daughter, William Edelstein and Carol Littman, and step children Nately Taylor, Roswell White, Raymond White and Kate White. He will also be missed by the family of Joice Fashbaugh.
A memorial service will take place at a later date.