Sylvia Schoenfeld Neff

by | May 1, 2015 | Obituaries

Norfolk — Sylvia Schoenfeld Neff, 100, died Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

She was a native of New York, N. Y. and was the youngest child of the late Moses and Rose Schreier Schoenfeld. She was preceded in death by her husband Jack Neff and her six siblings.

Mrs. Neff began her career at 17 years old as a dancer with the Harritt Hoctor Dance Troup and traveled the country with them for three years. She served as the office manager for B’nai Israel Congregation for 26 years. She was active in local Dinner Theatre productions. She was a member of Temple Israel.

Survivors include her loving children; Margery N. Schechner and her husband, Dr. Stephen Schechner of Virginia Beach and Richard T. Neff and his wife, Carole of New Orleans, La. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Jason (Danielle), Adam (Jessica), David (Joanna), Deborah (Adam), Alex and Hilary (Shawn) and seven great grandchildren: Jamie, Mia, Sophia, Benjamin, Alexander, Daniel and Lilah.

Graveside funeral services were held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Michael Panitz and Cantor David Proser officiated. Memorial donations to Jewish Family Service, Temple Israel or Kempsville Conservative Synagogue. H.D. Oliver.