Lewis B. Steingold

January 5, 1937 - December 31, 2023

01/05/1937 - 12/31/2023

Past Services

Friday January 05, 2024
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Norfolk – Lewis B. Steingold, 86, was born on January 5, 1937 in Norfolk and spent his childhood in Richmond where his family relocated to start a branch office of the Steingold family law firm. Lewis passed away on December 31, 2023, after a brief illness. He was the son of Israel and Norma Tonelson Steingold. His sibling, Jeffrey M. Steingold (Sonia), predeceased him on November 22, 2023. Lewis is survived by his devoted and loving partner of 47 years, Beth Rothman.

Lewis and Beth enjoyed their time with friends from the Virginia Beach Amateur Radio Club (Ham Radio Operators), Tidewater Radio Convention, as well as the Lynnhaven Yacht Club, with its numerous social gatherings.

Education was a priority in the Steingold family. Lewis received an Undergraduate Degree from Ohio State University and a Law Degree from University of Baltimore. He also served in the US Army for 4 years.

Lewis’ Jewish faith was very important to him. He was part of a large, extended family of cousins from the Steingold/Laibstain family, too numerous to mention individually. Family gatherings had to be held in large places to accommodate the sizable family of aunts, uncles and cousins.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 5, at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions may be directed to American Heart Association, Jewish Family Service, or a charity of your choice. Final care is entrusted to Altmeyer Funeral Home. To leave a condolence online, please visit www.altmeyerfh.com

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Ronald Young (W8RJL)
3 months ago

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Lew (W4BLO). Lew will be missed by many including friends in the Amateur Radio Community. Rest in peace OM. 73 Ron W8RJL

Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum
3 months ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,

 May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Lewis B. Steingold, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.

I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts

and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Lewis B. Steingold, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

William Henry (N4JSP)
3 months ago

Lou, you will be greatly missed for all your contributions to VBARC and TRCI over the years, and your willingness to help the Amateur Radio community grow in Virginia Beach. Thank you for all you did.

William Michael Verebely
3 months ago

Lou you will be missed by all of your friends in the Ham Radio Community. You were a friend to me for many years and a great help to anyone you met. W4BLO 73, de Bill W4WV Sk

Tom Moore (WS9B)
3 months ago

Lou while be missed. I will miss being able to miss with him at HamFest and Club meetings.
Rest in Peace.