by | Jun 8, 2018 | Obituaries

Williamsburg —Selma (Cis) Epstein Posner passed away peacefully on June 4 at the age of 88 surrounded by her family.

The daughter of Benjamin and Helen Nachman Epstein, she was a native of Newport News and was graduated from Newport News High School and Virginia Commonwealth University. She is survived by her husband, Marvin Posner; daughters Starr Zarin (Harry) of Rockville, Md. and Susan Becker (Jon) of Norfolk, Va.; grandchildren Lisa Klinger (Zamir), Amy Becker, Jennifer Friedman (Nachi), Katie Lazarus (Yoni), and Jordan Lanczycki (Mike); and 11 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Audrey Workman and Faye Feinbaum, and her brother, Dr. Arnold Epstein.

After graduation from college, Cis taught elementary education at the George Wythe School in Hampton. She was a tireless and devoted volunteer in the local Jewish community, serving as a board member and president of the Sisterhood of Rodef Sholom Temple, and was active in the annual Cabaret. She worked for many years on the United Jewish Appeal’s annual campaign, serving as chairman of the woman’s division and on the women’s cabinet.

Moving to Williamsburg in 1978, Cis and Marvin were early residents of the Kingsmill community. Cis became a longtime volunteer at the Kingsmill annual PGA tournament, serving in many capacities including press coordinator.

Cis had a sharp, insightful sense of humor. She was a welcoming and thoughtful neighbor and friend. She had a keen sense of fashion. Devoted to her family, Cis was a warm and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She and Marvin shared 67 years of marriage, delighting in each other’s company and together bringing laughter to everyone. Her warm heart and generous spirit will be missed by all of those she touched.

The funeral service was held at Rodef Sholom Temple. Burial followed in The Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula.

Contributions to Rodef Sholom Temple, the Endowment of the United Jewish Community, or a charity of the donor’s choice. Peninsula Funeral Home.