Ruth Radin Legum

by | Jul 13, 2023 | Obituaries

NORFOLK — Ruth Radin Legum, 94, of Norfolk, Virginia, passed away July 2, 2023, at home, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and was the daughter of the late George and Mollie S. Radin.

Ruthie graduated from Maury High School and attended Newcomb College of Tulane University. She was an active volunteer in many community organizations, including the Norfolk General Hospital Women’s Auxiliary for more than 40 years. She served as president of the Ohef Sholom Temple Sisterhood. Ruthie was an avid tennis player, winning many club championships throughout the years. She welcomed all into her home with warmth and hospitality. Above all else, family was always the most important aspect of her life – whether traveling the world with her husband of 73 years; visiting with her daughters, who were her greatest pride and joy; or spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who adored her beyond measure.

Ruthie is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Edward Legum; daughters, Blaine Levenson (Stephen), Jonnice Berns (Adam), and Radine Legum; grandchildren, Brooke Levenson (Michael Blum) and Brent Levenson (Deena Zeltser); and great-grandchildren, Emet and Mollie Blum, and Eli and CeCe Levenson, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister, Marion R. Mirmelstein (Benson), and brother, Melvin J. Radin.

A graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Memorial donations may be made to Ohef Sholom Temple. Online condolences may be shared with the family at