by | Jun 8, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Mona Lee Goldwasser, 89, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 26, 2018 with her family by her side.

She was retired from Eastern Virginia Medical School as a standardized patient having served for many years. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of the late Harriet Gerstman Garten and Saul Garten.

Mona Lee received her bachelor’s degree from New York University and her master’s degree from Brooklyn College. She was a physical education teacher on Long Island for more than 25 years and a longtime member of Temple Israel.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 68 years, Norman Goldwasser; her daughter, Ellen Krieger and husband, David of Monroe, N.Y.; a son, Bobby Goldwasser and wife, Denise of Norfolk; a sister, Irma Scherz and husband, Michael Schwartz of Middletown, N.Y.; a brotherin- law, Eddie Goldwasser and wife, Iris of Florida; six grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mona will be remembered as a kind, loving, caring woman. She will be missed by all.

A graveside funeral service was conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent through