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02/28/13 - NNHS Newsletter
Annette Aronoff Brenner

Annette Aronoff Brenner
(09 Jan 1921 - 26 Feb 2013)

Newport News High School Class of June 1938

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is sad news to report this Thursday.       Annette Aronoff Brenner, Class of June 1938, passed away in Virginia on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at the age of 92.  May her memory be for a blessing always.

   Annette Aronoff Brenner



VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - Annette Aronoff Brenner passed away peacefully on February 26, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Born in Newport News on January 9, 1921, Annette was one of five children of Isadore and Bertha Aronoff. She graduated from Newport News High School, and then worked during World War II as an administrative assistant at Fort Monroe.

She married Benjamin Fred "Buck" Brenner in 1950, and they had two children, Theodore (Ted) and Stuart.

Annette Aronoff Brenner

The couple worked side-by-side running Brenner's Warwick Bakery in Newport News, along with Buck's brother David and wife Ada and the sons' father Hyman Brenner. Buck died in 1985, shortly after selling the bakery. Ted and Stuart say their mother, who was active in the women's auxiliary at Adath Jeshurun Synagogue in Newport News, lived a life of quiet dignity.

Several years after her husband's passing, she moved from the family home in the Christopher Shores neighborhood in Newport News to an apartment in Norfolk. Just over two years ago she entered the Terrace assisted living facility at Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach where she lived until her death.

Annette stayed in touch with her large extended family through regular birthday and anniversary cards. Her handwriting was as exceptional as the warm thoughts she expressed. Like her husband and sons, she grew to love sports, particularly the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Braves.

Mrs. Brenner, who was predeceased by her brother Marcus Aronoff and sister Harriet Klavan, is survived by two sisters, Gerline Lerner and Rebecca Green; her son Ted of Richmond, VA, his wife JoAnn and their daughters Beth and Debra; and her son Stuart of Harrisburg, PA, his wife Rene and their sons Benjamin and Jason.

Ted and Stuart express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Beth Sholom Village and Medi Home Heath and Hospice for the outstanding care they provided their mother.

A graveside service will take place at the Hebrew Cemetery at 1817 Kecoughtan Road in Hampton on Thursday, February 28 at 12:30 p.m. Rabbi Michael Panitz of Temple Israel in Norfolk, Annette's final home synagogue, will preside. A shiva service will take place at Beth Sholom Village after the funeral. Contributions may be made in Mrs. Brenner's memory to Beth Sholom Village in Virginia Beach. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on February 28, 2013.   
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February 27, 2013
This was my BEST friend and I'm going to really miss her. My heart goes out to the entire family.

~ Michele Jones, Norfolk, Virginia

February 28, 2013

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother.

February 28, 2013

Leah Fink, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren send our sympathies to the family. Our mom, Leah, met Annette when both of them were 12 years old. They spoke last week. 80 years of friendship. All of us loved "Mrs. B."

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May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


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Please accept my deepest sympathy.

~ Susan DuBose

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   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Brenner's family and their friends at this difficult time.

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

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