Nancy Stern Hirschler

by | Dec 24, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Nancy Stern Hirschler, died December 7, 2018 in her home of over 70 years.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis David Hirschler and her sister, Jane Stern Beskin. She is surivied by her three children, Lewis David Hirschler, Jr. (Marsha) June Hirschler Saks (Charles ‘Bo’), and Dr. David S. Hirschler, II (Carol), all of Virginia Beach and Norfolk.

Gan, as the grandchildren called her, spent many hours enjoying and watching them grow up, traveling with them in the later years. Her family was the light of her life! She is survived by her grandchildren Sutton of Richmond, Canon of San Francisco, Michael Saks also of San Francisco, and Lauren from Washington, D.C., as well as by her two great-grandchildren, Kyle and Jake. Nancy is also survived by five adoring nephews and their spouses, as well as several great nieces and nephews and many cousins.

Throughout the years as their family increased, Gan loved having them at her home for the holidays. Nancy will be missed by the women she played golf with at Sewells Point Golf Club. She had long standing friends who enjoyed sharing their busy lives together, including Joan S. Harrison who is waiting on the first tee for her good friend.

Gan spent much of her life auditing for the United Way, working in the gift shop at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, serving as secretary and as an honorary board member of Ohef Sholom Temple, and serving on the PTA in her children’s schools. Nancy was involved in doing for others; she had a fulfilling and beautiful life, traveling, and above all, spending time with her family and friends.

A memorial service was held at Ohef Sholom Temple. Memorial contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society, Ohef Sholom Temple Music Program, or Jewish Family Service. Nancy was six weeks shy of her 100th birthday.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be offered to the family at