Selma Cardon Bennett

by | Jun 21, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Selma Cardon Bennett, age 94, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2012 surrounded by her family.

She was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and in 1947 moved to Portsmouth, Va. with her late husband Leon Cardon, of blessed memory, to expand their business, Star Band Company.

Selma was also preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Louis Goldberg, her sister Shirley Kovit and brother Bernard Goldberg, as well as her beloved son, Wayne Cardon.

Selma leaves behind her devoted husband Joseph Bennett of 23 years, her loving children Larry and Lucy Cardon, Richard Cardon of Virginia Beach, Reid and Cheri Cardon of Richmond, JoAnn Cardon-Glass of Atlanta. Selma’s grandchildren: Rebecca, David and his wife, Elyse, Jennifer, Brett, Lauren, Caroline and her husband, Casey Nolan and six great grandchildren: Bella, Sylvie, Avi, Flora, Aiden, and Carden.

Selma was a proud supporter of many organizations and causes, including Eggleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta and the United Jewish Federation. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah, a Lion of Judah, and a huge supporter of the State of Israel. She was instrumental in establishing the building of Gomley-Chesed Synagogue in Portsmouth. She was a founding member of the Suburban Country Club in Portsmouth. Selma, with her sparkling eyes and warm smile, was a friend to everyone who had the honor of knowing her. She always said confidently that she had a good life, even when in her later years she had difficulty remembering the details. She wanted everyone to find true love and wanted nothing more than to be near her family. She loved to play Mah-jong with her friends, sing in the synagogue’s choir, and above all else, she loved to dance.

A funeral was held in Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, followed by burial at Gomley Chesed Cemetery. The family requests donations to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, the Eggleston Children’s Hospital in Atlanta, or a charity of choice.