Sheila Prupis, 88, taught second grade for two decades

Sheila Prupis, 88, born March 27, 1932, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, died Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Virginia Beach.

Sheila was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Prupis.

She is survived by her daughters, Allyne Zorn, and her husband, Robert, Karen Irwin, and her husband, Wade; grandchildren, Justin (Katy), David (Briana) Zorn, Jenna Zorn (Josh Orlow) and Jessica (Josh) Grippo; and seven great-grandchildren.

Sheila was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and graduated from Carteret High School and Kean University. She was a second grade teacher at Grant Elementary School, South Plainfield, New Jersey, for 20 years. She resided in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, for over 20 years and retired to Seabrook Island, South Carolina, before moving to Beth Sholom Nursing home in 2012. Sheila enjoyed the opera, ballet and theater and was an avid knitter.

A graveside service took place Monday, April 6, in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk.

A special thanks to the wonderful staff at Beth Sholom for the loving care she received over the past eight years.

Donations may be made in her memory to Beth Sholom Village, 6401 Auburn Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464; Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; or charity of your choice.

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

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