David Abraham Benabou

November 23, 1963 - August 18, 2016

11/23/1963 - 08/18/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Tuesday August 23, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Service
Wednesday August 24, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

David Abraham Benabou, 52, of Virginia Beach, passed into eternity on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Born in New York City, David was raised in Virginia Beach by his grandmother, Odette Hastey, to be the witty, fun-loving and devoted husband, brother and friend we all came to love.
 
Bar Mitzvahed at Temple Emanuel Synagogue, later David came to know the Lord, becoming a Messianic Jew.
 
David enjoyed his career as an innovative chef who lent his talent to some of the best local restaurants.
 
David and his wife Amy were “madly in love” for twenty-five years. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers Derek Benabou and Aaron Hall; sister-in-law Patty Ver Schneider and her husband Tom; nephews Will, Mark, and Andrew (Deanna) Ver Schneider; uncle Dick Kraus; cousins Liz, Matthew, Naomi, and Douglas Kraus and countless cherished friends. David will also be sorely missed by his beloved canine companions Enzo and Daisy Mae.
 
David was preceded in death by his mother, Bety Hall.
 
Visitation for David will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Procession to Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, to follow the funeral service.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David Benabou Memorial Fund https://www.youcaring.com/amy-benabou-628604 on youcaring.com.
 
The Altmeyer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.

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Peter Sallmaier
6 years ago

Dear Amy and family,
My deepest sympathy and condolences. David was an exceptionally talented individual and a loving husband. May your loving memories of all his great qualities, help you through this, and all times. May David rest in peace.

Beverly Anderson
6 years ago

Amy I am truly sorry to hear about Dave and your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

Cathy P.
6 years ago

Prayers for you and your family! I am so sorry about your loss.

Ellen Burns
6 years ago

Amy, may your fondest memories heal you during this time. Thoughts and prayers always. Fondly, Ellen Burns

Lori Tucker Goldwag
6 years ago

Amy, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Your love story with David inspired everyone who knew the two of you.

Isabel Pollard
6 years ago

Amy, I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Nory Ribancos
6 years ago

My deepest sympathy to you , he will be always in your heart and never forgotten.

Josie Bergstrom
6 years ago

Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

george kotarides
6 years ago

So, so sorry to hear about this terrible tragedy and loss. Having known David for many years, I can only recall positive and dear thoughts about him. I always considered him more of an advocate and colleague than someone on staff. He always saw the best in people. Everyone at Dough Boy’s Pizza expresses our deepest condolences.

TCC/City Joint-Use Library
6 years ago

The Joint-Use Library staff would like to send our message of support in this great time of loss. Amy has always been a valuable member in our system, and her love of David that we’ve gotten to witness over the years has always been encouraging. Our thoughts are with all of David’s family.