Alvin Jack Bookbinder, 94, served in the Navy during World War II

Alvin Jack Bookbinder, 94, of Virginia Beach, passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.

Jack was one of five children born to Minnie and Hyman Bookbinder. He was raised in Newport News and returned to this area after he proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on the USS Bogue.

Mr. Bookbinder owned and operated a business for many years in Newport News before he retired. After remarrying, he relocated to Virginia Beach.
Jack was predeceased by his first wife, Faye Markowitz Bookbinder; son, Robert Bookbinder; and three sisters and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Brown Bookbinder; children, Steve (Sheila) Bookbinder, Andrew Bookbinder, Pamela (Paul) Rubin, Debbi (Scott) Goodman and Steve (Beryl) Brown; grandchildren, David Bookbinder, Jeffrey (JoAnn) Bookbinder, Katie Bookbinder, Heather (Brian) Pachter, Jessica Rubin, Michael Rubin, Justin (Cara) Goodman, Drew Goodman, Alex Goodman, Hunter Brown, Shelby Brown and Blake Brown; great-grandchild, Mason Pachter; niece, JoAnne Scott; and nephew, James Goodman.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Woodlawn Memorial Park. A meal of consolation will be held at the family residence immediately following the service. Shiva minion will be observed at 7 p.m. and visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

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