by | Feb 16, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Natalie Goodman Levinson, 88, died Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 in Norfolk. She was the eldest of two children born to Bessie Briskman Goodman and Samuel Goodman. Her parents and brother, Leroy Goodman, preceded her in death.

Natalie was a lifelong resident of Norfolk, attending Taylor, Blair, and Maury High School. She graduated Summa cum laude from Carnegie Mellon University, where she mastered French, Spanish, Italian, German, Latin, and Russian before marrying the love of her life, the late Seymour (Buddy) Levinson.

She devoted herself to her family, friends, and “fourth child,” Ohef Sholom Temple, where she was one of the first women Temple presidents. She also served as president of the Sisterhood and gave countless hours to the synagogue’s governance, committees, and events.

Natalie is survived by her son, Dr. Jules Levinson and his wife, Jessie of Boulder, Colo.; her daughter, Gail Ames and her husband, Robert of Newton, Mass.; her son, Robert and his wife, Pam of Norfolk; her granddaughters, Sherri and Lydia Ames and Hillary Levinson and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was held at Ohef Sholom Temple. Donations may be made to the Levinson Torah Fund at Ohef Sholom Temple, Doctors Without Borders, or the Salvation Army. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel. Online condolences may be offered to the family through