North End Pharmacy
5001 Huntington Avenue
Newport News, VA

THEN: NOW:
Ad from the Daily Press - 04/26/60 And here is where the North End Pharmacy once was at Huntington Avenue and 50th Street. Another Family Story says that my dad, the Sailor, and several shipmates were hanging around there on liberty in 1943 when some North End gals, among them one of my mom's cousins, enticed the boys to follow them, and they led them down 47th Street ..... right past my grandparents' home with my mom sitting on the porch.  As they say, the rest is history.
- Carol Buckley Harty ('65) of NC - 11/23/03 - Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 08/10/03
Thanks, Dave!

The photo of what used to be The North End Pharmacy is of special interest to me. The appearance of the building has
changed significantly. In my time, the entire building was "obviously" all brick. I had seen the renovation to the first floor
that created a branch of the NNSB Credit Union, taking away the obvious NE Pharmacy and the "Rainbow Soda Shop".
The soda shop was owned by the parents of George Anas ('65 - of VA). You can't even tell that it was ever there!

Additionally, "they" have applied stucco or paint to the rest of the building. In my day, above the pharmacy and soda shop,
were 3 apartments. As you look down the 2nd story side of the building (50th Street), all but the first single window were
windows of our apartment. The second set of double windows was my room. I had quite a view! The Smith's, Steve ('65),
his sister Cheryl (?) and their mother, lived in the apartment whose windows include the one single on the side and all
of those across the front of the second floor.

 Beside the building, facing Huntington Avenue next to the soda shop (on the right), was a brick house owned by one
of the grumpiest "old ladies" that ever existed and next to that, a very nice church (51st & Huntington) with a slate roof.
They don't exist anymore! We moved to that apartment from the "spacious townhouses" of 45th Street. From there,
in 1963, my folks did the most unthinkable thing by buying a house in Hampton!! Then I had to live among "the enemy"!! 
It turned out alright, I married one of them 37+ years ago.....

- Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 08/12/03
Thanks, Wayne!


I remember North End as well!  .....That's also a great ad from North End Pharmacy! We always got our prescriptions from there!
The Pharmacist for years was Irving Adelson and was the sweetest man! I always said hi to him every time I went in there, and also,
they had a fountain counter there and had the best milkshakes! YUM!

- Sarah Puckett Kressaty ('65) of VA - 08/13/03
Thanks, Sarah!


Just thought I would add to the North End Pharmacy spot. My husband, Myles Hudson (Warwick HS - '60), drove the little Jeep
the Summer of 1959 when he worked for the Adelson's. Sam ran the front of the Pharmacy and Irvin was the Pharmacist.

- Cathy Slusser Hudson ('64) of VA - 09/27/05
Thanks, Cathy!


Frieda S. Adelson

NEWPORT NEWS - Frieda S. Adelson, 79, passed away on April 18, 2006, at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. She was born in Gastonia, N.C., and was a resident of Newport News, Va., for 52 years prior to moving to Rockville, Md., in August 2002.

Frieda and her husband Irving were proprietors of several pharmacies in Newport News including the North End Pharmacy on Huntington Avenue from 1950 to 1972. She was the vital statistics registrar for the City of Newport News Health Department for over 10 years.

The only child of the late Jennie and Sol Sturman, survivors include her husband of 58 years, Irving Adelson of Rockville, Md.; four children, Barry Adelson of Houston, Texas, Frona Adelson of Arlington, Va., Evan Adelson of Lynchburg, Va., and Julie Adelson Kaye and Howard Kaye of Burke, Va.; and two grandchildren, Seth and Sophie Kaye.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Frieda's memory to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23, at Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road, Hampton, Va. Interment will immediately follow at Rosenbaum Memorial Park in Hampton, Va. Family will be receiving visitors at Point Plaza Suites, 950 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va.

Published in the Daily Press from 4/20/2006 - 4/22/2006.
 


Irving Adelson

NEWPORT NEWS Irving Adelson, 83, passed away on Aug. 3, 2007, at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. Irving was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Frieda S. Adelson.

He was born in Palisades Park, N.J., and was a resident of Newport News, Va., for 52 years. Irving served in the United States Army as a pharmacy technician on a hospital train across Europe from 1942 to 1946. He married Frieda Sturman in 1947 and graduated from the Rutgers College of Pharmacy in 1949. He was president of the Peninsula Registered Pharmacist's Association in 1959.

Irving and his wife Frieda were proprietors of several pharmacies in Newport News including the North End Pharmacy at 50th and Huntington Avenue from 1950 to 1972. He and his wife also owned and operated the Medical Center Pharmacy on Main Street and the Prescription Center on West Avenue in Newport News. He joined Revco Pharmacy in 1972 until his retirement in 1989. An integral part of his retirement was part-time employment at Hidenwood Pharmacy in Newport News until he and Frieda moved to Rockville, Md., to be with their children in August 2002.

The son of the late Eva and Philip Adelson, and the brother of the late Sam Adelson, survivors include four children, Barry Adelson of Houston, Texas, Frona Adelson of Arlington, Va., Evan Adelson of Lynchburg, Va., and Julie Adelson Kaye and Howard Kaye of Burke, Va., and two grandchildren, Seth and Sophie Kaye. His family and friends will always remember him for his hard working and sentimental nature.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Irving's memory to the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, 6121 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at Rodef Sholom Temple, 318 Whealton Road, Hampton, Va. Interment will immediately follow at Rosenbaum Memorial Park in Hampton, Va. Family will be receiving visitors at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites, 943 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, Va., through Wednesday, Aug. 8.

Published in the Daily Press from 8/6/2007 - 8/7/2007.
 


This obituary was added at last (with no clue on the part of the ditsy Webmistress as to why it was never posted before)
at the request of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 04/11/12.
Thanks, Dave!
 


Bernice Hurwitz Adelson

NEWPORT NEWS Bernice Hurwitz Adelson, the only daughter of Charles and Sadie Hurwitz born in Boston Massachusetts died on Thursday, November 8th at the age of 94.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Samuel Adelson, and her elder son, Stanley Adelson.

She is survived by her son, Corey Adelson, his wife, Susan Nachman and their son, Michael.

Bernice loved her country and was proud of serving in the Department of the Air Force for twenty years. She was a member of Rodof Shalom Temple.

A graveside service will be held at noon at the Jewish Cemetery of the Virginia Peninsula on Kecoughtan Road by Rabbi Gilah Dror.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/9/2018.
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