Lewis Greenhouse

by | Feb 8, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Lewis Greenhouse passed away peacefully on December 20.

Lew was born in 1935 and graduated from Syracuse University in 1957. Due to the war and the draft, he joined the army that same year and served until 1959.

After the Army, he moved to Norfolk where relatives lived and began his search for a job. He did production work for various TV stations.

After only a few months of living in Norfolk, he was fixed up with a blind date. Well, that blind date is his wife Glenda who became the love of his life for 63 years!!!! They were married a year later and then came along their daughters, Deborah and Stephanie, which completed the Greenhouse family.

Lew became the sales manager at WCMS country/music radio, where he remained for 14 years before opening the Greenhouse Advertising Agency. The love of his life, Glenda, began working by his side each and every day. They were in business together for 35 years before retiring and enjoying life even more.

Lew’s pride and joy were not only Glenda and his daughters, but also his two sons-in-law, Perry and Mark, and his grandchildren, Mitch, Jonas, Lindsay, and Carly.

Lew was the most loving, kind, gentle man. He never had anything unkind to say about anyone. He was so loved by all his family, friends and neighbors.

He was a charter member of the Lions Club and religiously attended those meetings. He was later presented with the honor of life membership.

Lew loved to travel as a family and loved the beach!!!

Pre-COVID, he found such pleasure and joy in going to shul every Saturday morning and helping to make a minyan throughout the week.

Lew will be missed beyond words as will his gentle presence.

The funeral was a graveside service at Forest Lawn in Norfolk. Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.