by | Jul 14, 2017 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Miriam (Cohen) Weisberg, 94, passed away peacefully in her home on July 5, 2017.

A native of Norfolk, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Cohen.

Miriam was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and devoted wife of Harry Weisberg for 69 years before he passed away in 2012. Miriam loved spending time with her family, but she also had a number of hobbies, including reading, playing the piano, listening to music, especially opera and show tunes, sewing, and generally helping her family and friends. She was a renowned baker and could often be found in her kitchen baking special holiday treats.

Miriam was an active lifetime member and past president of Hadassah. She edited the Hadassah ad book for many years, which raised many thousands of dollars for Hadassah Hospital in Israel. As a member of Temple Israel Sisterhood, she often baked and made costumes and sets for their fundraising productions.

Her survivors include five children, Linda W. Drucker and her husband Dr. Jack Drucker of Virginia Beach; Carol W. Burgess and her husband Webb, of Raleigh, N.C.; Sandra Kay Taub and her husband Lawrence of Silver Spring, Md.; Dr. Edward J. Weisberg and his wife Janis of Norfolk, and Steven G. Weisberg and his wife Sherril Schlesinger of Los Angeles, Calif.; seven grandchildren: Lisa W. Cohn (Joel), Amie W. Blaschke, Kevin Drucker, Michael Burgess (Hadas), Marsha B. Thomas (Scott), Hannah E. Brandon (Matthew), and Alexander R. Taub; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces. Miriam was predeceased by her brother, Harry Cohen, and her sister, Pearl Brenner.

Graveside funeral Services were held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Memorial donations to Temple Israel, Hadassah, or a charity of your choice.

H.D. Oliver. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.