Estelle Ruth Fineman

June 17, 1918 - July 25, 2022

06/17/1918 - 07/25/2022

Past Services

Thursday July 28, 2022
1:00 pm
Jewish Cemetery of Virginia Peninsula
1817 Kecoughtan Road
Hampton, VA 23661
Estelle Ruth (Edison) Fineman, age 104, of Newport News, Virginia died peacefully on July 25th, 2022. She was born on June 17th, 1918 in Portland, Maine, and was happily married to the late Charles Fineman for 40 years. She is survived by her three daughters and spouses; Penny Fineman Warner (Tim), Sheryl Fineman, Charlene Fineman Koplin (Kal). Her grandchildren and spouses; Alex Koplin (Tina), and Amy Koplin Miller (Tom). Her great grandchildren; Charlee and Chaz Koplin, and the late Ellie Miller (whom was named after Estelle). Estelle was a fierce and amazing woman. To be 104 and still so with it was simply incredible. She always told it like it like it is. If you tried to talk to her during a Braves game, an Indiana basketball game, or CNN – forget it – she would hang up on you. She was an avid reader, and loved a good game of rummikub. She loved being part of the Jewish community and her family and friends were her entire life. To say that she lived for her family would be an understatement. She had the best smile and made so many friends that became like family to her.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, July 28th, at 1:00 pm at Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula at 1817 Kecoughtan Rd, Hampton, VA 23661. Guests are invited to join the family to sit shiva at Hidenwood Retirement Community’s Sunroom at 50 Wellesley Dr, Newport News, VA 23606.
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Cindy Williams
1 year ago

Charlene, I’m very sorry for the loss of your remarkable Mother. May her memory be a blessing.

Alex Koplin
1 year ago

Grandma Estelle was quit the sharp lady! She stayed “with it” until she was 104 years old! Most people don’t get to live that long. I have lots of childhood memories of visiting her in Virginia, going to parks to feed ducks, and museums and exploring historical landmarks that she loved to show us. I believe she lived so long partly because she was a woman of strong convictions and cared deeply about her family. Miss you, Grandma, you lived a very full life, and that is a huge blessing.

tanya jacobson
1 year ago

keep your memories close at heart
much love tanya and scott

Richard & Marcia Jacobson
1 year ago

Our sincere sympathy on the loss of Estelle. What a blessing you were able to share and enjoy her all these years. May her memory be a blessing.

Andrea Kline
1 year ago

Estelle was a remarkable woman. She was so engaged in life and the world around her.I was so fortunate to have her come into my life through her niece Esther. It was always a joy to spend time with this vibrant woman with a beautiful smile. When she found out I was a vegetarian she used to make me vegetarian “chopped liver” and bring it to holiday celebrations.
I remember going to a birthday celebration for her when she was close to 100 at a waterfront seafood restaurant. I ran into a friend who asked to congratulate the birthday girl. I pointed out Estelle and her response was “no way”. Estelle was just so vibrant and engaged in conversation it was impossible to believe the birthday number.
My heart goes out to Penny, Sheryl, Charlene and their families and her nieces Diane and Esther and nephew Jerry and their families. She will be missed by all whose lives were touched by her. May her memory be a blessing.

Diane Roberts
1 year ago

I will miss my wonderful aunt Estelle. Growing up, her family lived not far from mine and I have many fond memories of the many times our families got together to celebrate holidays and birthdays, or just for a fun day at the beach. Sometimes we had sleepovers. Can you imagine 10 people in a small house with just one bathroom? But somehow we managed. I’m so happy that I was able to be with Estelle for her 100th birthday celebration. I treasure the pictures from that event. I enjoyed our monthly phone conversations, and could tell that Estelle’s mind remained sharp right up to the end. Rest In Peace ?

My sympathies to Penny, Sheryl and Charlene and their families. Love, Diane

Linda Cox
1 year ago

Very sorry to here of Estelle’s passing but it was nice that she had such a long life.

Janet Kaplan
1 year ago

What a long beautiful life. May her memory be a blessing. Condolences to all.❤️