Burton H. Jaffe, 86, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, with his beloved wife of 50 years, Judy Meyerson Jaffe, by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Leah Jaffe; aunt, Cecelia; and daughter, Elizabeth Grace.
He is survived by his sister, Rita Sue Gold and Alan Gold; sons, David and Tina Jaffe and Michael Jaffe; daughter, Nanci and Jim Sapiro; daughter-in-law, Wendy Jaffe; step-granddaughter, Vikki and Neil Whitby; seven grandchildren, Jordan, Ashley, Kendall, Justin, Jessica, Samantha and Hallie; and three great-grandchildren, Lily, Emma and Josie, who he loved dearly and will always be their granddaddy.
Burton was a native of Suffolk, but cherished his time spent growing up in Virginia Beach. He was a graduate of Culver Military Academy, Class of 1951, and Ohio State University, Class of 1955. Upon graduation, Burton entered the U.S. Navy and served for 10 years before going to work for the U.S. government.
After both his and Judy’s retirement, they moved back to the one place he always loved, Virginia Beach, where he spent his days fishing, walking the beach, reconnecting with old friends and enjoying time with his family. He was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple in Norfolk and active in his community. He was a man who seemed to know everyone.
Burial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 29, in Holly Lawn Cemetery, 1525 N. Main St., Suffolk. Funeral services will follow at noon at Ohef Sholom Temple, 530 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk. A meal of consolation will immediately follow the service.
Special thanks to Jewish Family Services and especially Karen Hughes. Also, special thanks to Dr. Barbara Parks for her constant care and concern.
In lieu of flowers, the Jaffe family kindly requests a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in loving memory of Burton’s daughter, Elizabeth Grace Jaffe.
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