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December 14, 1926 – July 8, 2023

Rhoda Klein Sheintoch, 96, passed away July 8, 2023, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Newark, New Jersey, December 14, 1926, she was predeceased by her beloved husband of almost 69 years, Dr. Martin Sheintoch and her parents, Tessie and Samuel Klein. She is survived by her children, Phyllis and Michael Sperling and Jill and Fred Siegal; grandchildren, Stuart Sperling, Jessica and Adam Schur, Jessie and Matthew Glazer, and Melissa and David Rogers; and great grandchildren, Sam and Chase Sperling, Austin and Julia Schur, Madison and Lucy Glazer, and Luna and Zoe Rogers.

After moving from Newark, Rhoda moved to the Jersey Shore first living in Bradley Beach and then Deal. She enjoyed her days at the shore as well as the many summers she spent at Camp Rhondack in the Adirondack mountains where she was an avid athlete. Rhoda loved the New York Yankees and was privileged to see the 1936 World Series in New York.

Rhoda was an excellent student and gained admission as a premed student to Temple University upon her graduation from Asbury Park High School. However her career path changed when at the age of 19 she was introduced to a handsome US Navy Dental Corp gentleman in Asbury Park by her future sister-in-law who would become the love of her life. Rhoda and Martin were married a year later in San Diego. After the war they moved to Petersburg, Virginia, where they lived for their entire married lives. She was the perfect homemaker and amazing mother and was actively involved in the community and Congregation Brith Achim. In 2015, after her husband passed away Rhoda moved to Virginia Beach to be closer to her family. She enjoyed her time at Atlantic Shores where she made many new friends.

Rhoda was a beautiful woman both inside and out. She was always dressed to perfection, classy, proper, and regal…a true lady in every sense of the word. She will be greatly missed by her family.

The family would like to thank her devoted caregivers Diana, Felicia, Katina, Nicole, Kim, Latoya, and Doris for their constant support as well as a special thank you to Dr. Barbara Parks and Wings Over Virginia.

The funeral will take place graveside at Brith Achim Cemetery in Petersburg, Virginia, on Tuesday, July 11, at 11 am. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Brith Achim, 314 W South Blvd., Petersburg, or a charity of one’s choice.

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