Josephine Masserman Samuels, 91, founding member of Temple Israel

Josephine Masserman Samuels, 91, died peacefully in her Virginia Beach home, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. She was born in Forest Hills, New York. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 66 years, Leroy Samuels; and dear son, Charles Samuels.

She is survived by her daughter, Ellen Samuels Ruben; son, Andrew Samuels; and grandson, Kevin Ruben, who lives in Israel.

Mrs. Samuels studied liberal arts in Keuka College, New York. She loved playing bridge and was an avid reader, always keeping up with current events, reading the newspaper daily and enjoying different types of books. She was a founding member of Temple Israel in Norfolk. She enjoyed socializing with her friends at First Colonial Inn, where she will be missed.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 18, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or charity of your choice.

Share online condolences with the family at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.

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