Sarah Schloss

by | Feb 23, 2023 | Obituaries

Suffolk—Sarah Schloss, 74, of Suffolk, Virginia, passed away on January 29, 2023.

Sarah was born on January 29, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the daughter of Phillip C. and Adrienne Ball.

Sarah graduated from Mt. Healthy High School in Cincinnati and attended the University of Cincinnati. Sarah worked in the insurance business for most of her career. She was accomplished and highly trusted by every client. Starting as a secretary, she rose to having her own insurance business, specializing in the property and casualty sector.

She met her husband of 32 years, Jim, a Cincinnati native, while playing in a golf tournament. Golf was a sport Sarah loved and excelled at, winning multiple club championships both in Cincinnati and at her home course in Suffolk, Cedar Point Club.

Of blessed memory, Sarah leaves her parents, Philip and Adrienne, her brothers in-law, Milton J. Schloss Jr. and Bert J. Schloss, as well as many aunts, uncles, and friends.

Sarah passionately loved and supported her family. She is survived by her husband, Jim, of Suffolk. Sons, J.D. of Taos, N. M., Brad (Kelly) of South Haven, Mich. and a daughter, Kim (Dan) of Tampa, Fla. She is also survived by her treasured grandchildren, Dallas Schloss, Rya and Cora Bittie and Sophia Mason, who will miss their greatly loved, Grandma Sarah.

Sarah was a paraplegic for 21 years. Her amazing spirit, strength, and resolve never stopped her from enjoying life to the fullest. She loved and excelled at cooking, having co-authored a cookbook. She embraced every friendship with loyalty and love. Her smile, laugh, and sense of style were legendary and will be missed by all who loved her.

A private graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Jennifer Rueben officiating. A Celebration of Life will be held in the future.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk Chapel. Online condolences may be offered at

The family requests donations to the Children’s Home of Cincinnati or the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, Georgia.