Ruth Sherman Kroskin

by | Nov 12, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Ruth Sherman Kroskin, 72, of Silver Sands Circle in Virginia Beach, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at home surrounded by her family.

A native of Atlantic City, N.J. she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Marion Sherman. Mrs. Kroskin was a graduate of American University and went on to teach in the Norfolk Public School System until her retirement in 2010.

Mrs. Kroskin was a longtime active member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, a member and past president of Hadassah and an active volunteer with the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Mrs. Kroskin is survived by her husband of 51 years Irwin Kroskin of Virginia Beach; daughters Suzanne Kroskin Mazer and husband Stephen of Potomac, Md., Stephanie Kroskin Block and husband Gary of Owings Mills, Md.; son Philip Eric Kroskin and wife Julie of Bethesda, Md.; sister Debbie Grant and husband Alan and brother Alan Sherman and wife Claire; and seven grandchildren, Zachary, Hannah, Kayla, Abby, Joey, Matthew and Eli. She is also survived by numerous other family members and a host of dear close friends.

Funeral services were held at Congregation Beth El in Norfolk with Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz, Rabbi Greg Harris, and Cantor Gordon Piltch officiating. Burial followed at B’nai Israel Cemetery in Oxon Hill, Md.

Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Holocaust Commission of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater at or to F.O.R.C.E. (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) at or to Lungevity at or to The Johns Hopkins Lung Cancer Center of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel. Condolences may be offered to the family at