Selma <I>Goldberg</I> Cardon Bennett

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Selma Goldberg Cardon Bennett

  • Birth 22 Dec 1917 New York, USA
  • Death 13 Jun 2012 Virginia Beach City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 91979867

Virginia Beach - Selma Cardon Bennett, age 94, passed away Wednesday afternoon surrounded by her family. She was born in 1917 in Brooklyn, NY and in 1947 moved to Portsmouth, VA with her late husband Leon Cardon, of blessed memory, to expand their business, Star Band Company. Selma was also preceded in death by her parents, Rose and Louis Goldberg, her sister Shirley Kovit and brother Bernard Goldberg, as well as her beloved son, Wayne Cardon. Selma leaves behind her devoted husband of 23 years, Joseph Bennett; her loving children and grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Selma was a proud supporter of many organizations and causes, including Eggleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta and the United Jewish Federation. She was a lifetime member of Hadassa, a Lion of Judah, and a huge supporter of the State of Israel. She was instrumental in establishing the present day building of Gomley-Chesed Synagogue in Portsmouth. She was a founding member of the Suburban Country Club in Portsmouth. Selma, with her sparkling eyes and warm smile, was a friend to everyone who had the honor of knowing her. She always said confidently that she had a good life, even when in her later years, she had difficulty remembering the details. She wanted everyone to find true love and wanted nothing more than to be near her family. She loved to play Mah-jong with her friends, sing in the synagogue's choir, and above all else, she loved to dance.

A funeral will be held on Friday, June 15, at 10 AM in Sturtevant Funeral Home in Portsmouth, VA, followed by burial at Gomley Chesed Cemetery.

Complete obituary published in The Virginian Pilot on June 15, 2012

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  • Created by: Sue Ann
  • Added: 15 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 91979867
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Selma Goldberg Cardon Bennett (22 Dec 1917–13 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 91979867, citing Gomley Chesed Cemetery, Portsmouth, Portsmouth City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Sue Ann (contributor 47729479) .