Sylva Behr Altschul

by | Mar 6, 2015 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Sylva Behr Altschul, 96, formerly of Norfolk, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 in Silver Spring, Md.

Mrs. Altschul was born in Jersey City, N. J., and was the daughter of the late Louis Behr and Bertha Horowitz Behr.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lemuel Altschul, her daughter, b j Altschul and her brother, Dr. Irving Behr (Florence). Survivors include her niece, Joan Behr Schaeffer (Donald) of New York, Elaine Bregman (Herb) of Virginia Beach, and great nieces and nephew Jan Rabinowitz (Allen) and Amy Saunders (Ed) of Atlanta, and Toby Harris (Ron Shure) and Jess Harris (Judi) of Seattle, and fur-granddaughter Cori.

Mrs. Altschul was a former member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk and was a past president of B’Nai Brith Women of Norfolk.

A funeral service took place at the Norfolk Chapel of H.D. Oliver Funeral Apartments by Rabbi Lawrence A. Forman with burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.