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Graveside Service

Holly Lawn Cemetery 1525 N. Main St. Suffolk
Friday September 3rd, 2021
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Frank E. Sheffer

Frank Sheffer, 97, was born in Lancaster, PA on March 10, 1924 to Emma and Isidore Sheffer. Later they moved to Suffolk, VA. He grew up as the youngest of 4 children. He learned bookkeeping from his uncle and later studied Accounting at William and Mary extension in Norfolk. He attended Columbia University in New York to take classes in Auditing. He joined the AICPA in 1950 and started a large accounting firm in Suffolk with over 20 employees. At one time he was the oldest practicing CPA in VA.

He was active in the Suffolk Rotary Club and held offices in it. He was an officer in the Suffolk Synagogue Adgudah Achim congregation and helped with the merger with Beth-El synagogue in Norfolk, Va. He has been a resident at the Memory Center in VA Beach for the last 8 years. He was predeceased by his mother, Emma Sheffer; sister, Helen Weintrob; brothers, Aubrey and Sylvan. He is survived by his nephew, Joseph Weintrob (Irene); niece, Marjorie Lieberman (Alex), and a multitude of great and grand nieces and nephews.

A graveside service will be held at Holly Lawn Cemetery in Suffolk, Va at 1p.m. on Friday September 3, 2021 with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. The family would like to thank the staff of the Memory Care Center for taking care of Frank for the past 8 years. Condolences may be registered online at RWBakerFH.com.

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It was a pleasure caring for him and bonding over his friendship with Alex. He was always wanting to teach me something. Making me laugh. He always bragged about never being married, saying it must have been cause he was a mean old man. So silly. My thoughts go out to his family.
"Naomi "

Melanie Miller Sep 9 2021 9:54 PM

Mr Sheffer gave me my start in public accounting. He was one of the finest men I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. The experience he gave all of his employees was the best! I will always remember the days I worked for him

Marshall B. Knox Sep 8 2021 8:14 PM

I knew Mr Sheffer in various capacities. He was our landlord in the old National Bank
Building .He was an opposing party in many landlord tenant cases, and always tried to work out a resolution. He was a fellow member of Agudath Achim . We were honored that he attended our son's bar mitzvah . He always had a joke to tell, You could always spot him on the street in his suit and hat. condolences to his family. May his memory be a blessing

Randi Blumenson

Randi Blumenson Sep 7 2021 8:31 PM

Frank, I Love You. I could never have gotten along in my business life without your advice. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Robert Herman and Nancy McElroy "The Lighthouse" Virginia Beach, VA

Robert Herman/Nancy McElroy Sep 6 2021 12:02 PM

"Uncle" Frank was a friend since childhood of our father, Jerry Jaffe. He was a generous man, dedicated to his mother, and great accountant business man. He also gave the best Hanukah/Christmas presents! Our entire family will miss him.

Susan Jaffe Miller, Ross Jaffe and Ellen Jaffe Sep 5 2021 11:50 AM

Frank Sheffer was a good man & a good friend to me & my entire family over the years.. His wit, sense of humor, intellect, kindness & professional work ethic were unparalleled in the Suffolk community…. Another pillar has passed & he will be greatly missed….

Billy Chorey Sep 4 2021 9:57 AM

Frank was my friend Louis Cohn's friend for many years. I shall never forget his kindness. May his memory be for a blessing.

Mary Auer Sep 4 2021 1:14 AM

My condolences to Frank's family. I will greatly miss reminiscing with him on all the good times . we had together in Suffolk driving in his car and listening to music. Visiting him at the memory center was always a pleasure. He will be greatly missed.

Gerald Jaffee Sep 3 2021 5:50 PM

Joe & Marjorie,
Another piece of my past has gone with the passing of Uncle Frank.
I remember watching him as his seat was beside us at High Holiday services and wondering how he could sleep through the sermon!
Zichronam liv'rachah
May memories of him be for a blessing.

Fondly - Margaret Scherr Sawyer

Margaret Scherr Sawyer Sep 3 2021 3:33 PM

Shalom peace! I am so sorry for the loss of mr. Sheffer I work for him with Miss Rowe he hired me to take care of her and with my pleasure to meet him and to work with him he was a great man he will be greatly missed

Thalia Hinds Sep 3 2021 12:14 PM

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