Stanley Graber

by | May 27, 2021 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Stanley Graber, MD, Capt.(ret.) USPHS, passed away on May 12, 2021.

He was born in Brooklyn N.Y. to Hyman and Bertha Graber. He went to Brooklyn College, Downstate Medical School, with a residency in Staten Island and Baltimore. He was a Captain in the US Public Health Service and Navy.

Pathologist extraordinaire—when his colleagues were stumped, they would slip their specimen slides into his stack to interpret, which he always did graciously. He was the Chief Pathologist at Sentara Bayside Hospital, Virginia Beach, where he set up and ran their laboratory. Grandpa was an avid fisherman who never met a fish (or Chinese buffet) he didn’t like. Infinitely curious, he was a world traveler with his beautiful and talented partner in life, Selma.

He was a gifted tenor and avid chess player (until Mark started winning). He was also a painful punster. He always made family ties his priority—this included many (mis)adventures in the family Winnebago, family Passovers in New York, New Jersey, Orlando, and Virginia Beach, and a 50th wedding anniversary cruise.

He always looked forward to the weekly Friday calls from the grandkids, of whom he was immensely proud. He also looked forward to visits from his grand dogs Coco and Eddie (of blessed memory) and loved sneaking them treats.

He will be dearly missed by his beloved children, their spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Graveside Service were held at Woodlawn Memorial Park. Altmeyer Funeral Home Southside Chapel.