Rebecca A. Green

by | Jan 16, 2017 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Rebecca (Becky) Green, 94, passed away peacefully on January 6, 2017.

She began her civil service career in 1942 and as a woman ahead of her time, in 1958, at the request of the general for whom she had worked, went to work for him in the Panama Canal Zone. It was there that she met and married the love of her life, Zade. Following his untimely death in 1975, she relocated to San Antonio, Texas, retiring from Randolph AFB in 1981, having worked as a secretary to eight generals during her career. She returned to Virginia to be near family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Bertha and Isidore Aronoff, her husband Zade, her brother Marcus Aronoff, and her sisters Harriet Klavan and Annette Brenner.

She is survived by her sister Gerline Lerner and her nieces and nephews and their children: Suzy Szymanski (Rick, who took her to various appointments and spent many delightful hours with her in later years), Andrew Jacobson, Stuart Brenner (René), Theodore Brenner ( JoAnn), Gershon Aronoff (Michelle), Leslie Koenig (Mike), Linda Firnstahl (Mike) and Sparky Lerner (Andy).

Burial will be in Fallbrook, Calif. where Becky will join her beloved Zade. Donations may be made to a favorite charity. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel. Online condolences may be made at