Lewis B. Steingold

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Obituaries

NORFOLK – Lewis B. Steingold, 86, passed away on December 31 after a brief illness.
He was the son of Israel and Norma Tonelson Steingold. His sibling, Jeffrey M. Steingold (Sonia), predeceased him on November 22, 2023.

Lewis was born on January 5, 1937 in Norfolk and spent his childhood in Richmond, where his family relocated to start a branch office of the Steingold family law firm.

Lewis is survived by his devoted and loving partner of 47 years, Beth Rothman. Lewis and Beth enjoyed their time with friends from the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club (ham radio operators), Tidewater Radio Convention, and the Lynnhaven Yacht Club, with its numerous social gatherings.

Education was a priority in the Steingold family. Lewis received an undergraduate degree from Ohio State University and a law degree from University of Baltimore. He also served in the U.S. Army for 4 years.

Lewis’ Jewish faith was very important to him. He was part of a large, extended family of cousins from the Steingold/Laibstain family, too numerous to mention individually. Family gatherings had to be held in large places to accommodate the sizable family of aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A graveside service was held. Memorial contributions to American Heart Association, Jewish Family Service, or a charity of your choice.

Altmeyer Funeral Home.