Lolly, 99, passed September 17, 2022. Born in Norfolk to Jacob and Jennie Donsky, raised in Colonial Place, graduate of Granby High, widow of Elmer Bernard Bernstein, life long member of Temple Israel. Survived by sons, Marc and Richard; nieces and nephews, Susan Scholsohn, Dr. Steve Perlman, Michael and Mary Donsky.
Predeceased by her sister, Pansy Perlman and her husband, Dr. Jerome Perlman; brother, Harry Donsky.
Lolly was active in Temple Israel Sisterhood, Hadassah, life member of Beth Sholom, Candy Stripers, she loved her garden where she was active until her death.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 10 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Dr. Michael Panitz officiating.
Dear Marc and Richard, I treasure the time I came to Norfolk both as a child and when I was working there and spent time with your mom. Your mom and dad were very special to me. So sorry for your loss. She lived a long life and really faced many challenges with good humor and perseverance .
Lolly, you were such a trooper! Everyone who knew you had to agree that your stamina for life was unyielding. Even in your latter years your intelligence remained sharp, a quick mind and wit! Your knack and interest in your flowerbeds was one of your hallmarks. When someone would comment on how nice your yard and flowerbeds looked you would say something about not being able to see them. Well, Lolly, go ahead and open your eyes because your sight is now fully restored!!! How wonderful it must be to be able to see clearly again and recognize all those who passed on before you and were missed so much in your heart. Thank you for talking about your dad and how good and kind he was toward you. The loss of your sister was so hard… Now you can catch up!
Though our faiths differed, I think we had the same Father. My hope and prayer was that you were at peace with the Messiah. I believe you were. Shalom, dear Lolly.