Sally Tabakin

by | May 19, 2022 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Sally Tabakin Weintraub, 69, passed away on May 7, 2022.

She was born in Norfolk, Virginia on April 2, 1953 to the late Raymond J. Tabakin and Jessie R. Tabakin.

Sally grew up in the Suburban Park neighborhood of Norfolk where she developed a lifelong friendship with 11 other girls, all of whom were born in 1953. They were known as The Fabulous 53s. After Sally graduated from Granby High School in 1971 she attended St. Lawrence University where she earned her B.A. degree in sociology. She went on to attend the College of William & Mary where she earned a Master’s degree in education and school psychology.

Following college, Sally worked as a school psychologist for the New Kent County Public Schools, as a research analyst and as a commercial lender for Sovran Bank/Nationsbank/Bank of America, and finally as an assistant director of Admissions at Norfolk Collegiate School, where she was able to watch the educational progress of daughters, Ellen and Sara, from first grade through graduation. Sally loved ballet, the Beatles, and cooking. (She never met a cookbook that didn’t belong on her bookshelf.)

Sally is survived by her husband of almost 33 years, H. Joel Weintraub; by her daughters, Ellen Beck and her husband, Aaron; and Sara Weintraub; and by her 16-day-old granddaughter, Nora Ann Beck, whom Sally met by means of FaceTime.

Sally was predeceased by her three brothers; Mark H. Tabakin, Stephen L. Tabakin, and Edward L. Tabakin. Survivors also include her sister-in-law, Rebecca Tabakin; nephew, David Tabakin; niece, Rachel Tabakin; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marion and Stanley Leff; nephew, Adam Leff and wife, Lydia Leff; niece, Molly Freeman and husband, Luke Freeman; and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Judy and Eric Fox.

A graveside funeral was conducted at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk by Rabbi Michael Panitz. Donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association or the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at