Norman Greenberg

by | Dec 1, 2022 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH—Norman was born July 5, 1930 to Joseph and Bessie Greenberg in Chicago, Illinois. He attended Crane Vocational School.

Norman met the love of his life, Bernice Ullmann, while attending a synagogue dance. They were instantly smitten and married soon after. After they were married, Norman served in the army during the Korean War, working as an electronics specialist in Alaska. After he was discharged, he worked as a computer technician, and the family moved often, living in Illinois, Colorado, Iowa and New Jersey before finally settling down in Virginia Beach, Virginia. In Virginia, Norman worked in retail sales, which included a long stint as a jeweler for DP Paul’s Jewelry, before retiring. He was active in his synagogue and at the JCC, and he particularly enjoyed leading a weekly political discussion group at the JCC.

Bernice passed in 2019, after 66 years of marriage.

Norman is survived by three children, Larry Greenberg, Debbie Shahvar, and Michael Greenberg. In addition to his children, Norman had nine grandchildren: Jacob, Hannah, Sarah, Daniel, and Samuel Greenberg, Jonathan, Benjamin and Jessica Shahvar, and Myka Greenberg. He also leaves four great grandchildren, Lior, Elan, Celeste, and Stella Shahvar. In addition he leaves his daughter-in-laws, Eva Bergman and LaSandra Greenberg, and his son-in-law, David Shahvar, along with his beloved niece and friend Tami Greenberg Van Gorder and nephew David Greenberg and a host of relatives and close friends.

A graveside service will be held Monday, December 5, at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Condolences can be left for the family at