Beth Donn Mancoll

December 22, 2022


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Tuesday December 27, 2022
12:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Beth Donn Mancoll, 81, passed away peacefully at home on December 22, 2022, surrounded by her loving family, when her fourth bout with cancer overcame her.  Beth was born to Milton and Freda Fleder Donn in Norfolk, Virginia.  Beth was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Ronald Donn.

Beth attended Norfolk Public Schools and graduated from Maury High School.  She attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and Endicott College before marrying and moving to West Hartford, CT, where they raised their family for 20 years.

Beth honed her entrepreneurial skills managing her husband’s optometric practice and as a volunteer running the Mt. Sinai Hospital Gift Shop in Connecticut.  Beth spent most summers with family in Virginia Beach, and eventually moved home in 1981 to the Oceans Condominium, which was a constant gathering place for family and friends.  Beth started her own business, Items Unlimited, Inc., which she successfully operated for more than 30 years.  Items Unlimited was as varied as its name, evolving over the years with her keen business insights.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Deborah Casey (Dr. Steven Waranch), Dr. John Mancoll (Joanna), Susan Albert (Bret), and Matthew Mancoll (Robin); grandchildren in order of appearance, Caroline, Maggie (Taylor), Joe, Emily, Alex, Mark (Makayla), Ben, Ryan, Hannah, and Molly; and siblings, Allan Donn (Susan) and Cyndi Tessler (Jacob).

Beth’s graveside service will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery (8100 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23505) on Tuesday, December 27 at 12:00pm. Condolences may be left online at  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Virginia Beach Rescue Squad.

The family will be sitting Shiva at the house of Debbie and Steve (114 67th street,  Virginia Beach,  VA 23451) on Tuesday, December 27 from 4pm-7pm and Wednesday, December 28 from 6pm-8pm.

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Hilary and Martin Davidson
1 year ago

Condolences and prayers for peace to you all for the loss of your mom/grandmother.

Pam Blais
1 year ago

I’m so sorry for your loss. Loved your mom. She was a delight. Always smiling, fun and great conversationalist. I enjoyed her company and visiting her businesses. Her creativity was evident in everything she did. BDE
May her memory be for a blessing and may you know no further sorrow.

Steve Moore
1 year ago

I will miss seeing Beth around the Oceans pool deck brimming with pride when surrounded by her beautiful family. The Mancolls will always be an iconic Oceans family. I loved watching the family grow and the joy Beth and her brood found at the beach. Yehi zichra baruch.