David Abraham Benabou, 52, of Virginia Beach, passed into eternity on Thursday, August 18, 2016. Born in New York City, David was raised in Virginia Beach by his grandmother, Odette Hastey, to be the witty, fun-loving and devoted husband, brother and friend we all came to love.
Bar Mitzvahed at Temple Emanuel Synagogue, later David came to know the Lord, becoming a Messianic Jew.
David enjoyed his career as an innovative chef who lent his talent to some of the best local restaurants.
David and his wife Amy were “madly in love” for twenty-five years. Also left to cherish his memory are his brothers Derek Benabou and Aaron Hall; sister-in-law Patty Ver Schneider and her husband Tom; nephews Will, Mark, and Andrew (Deanna) Ver Schneider; uncle Dick Kraus; cousins Liz, Matthew, Naomi, and Douglas Kraus and countless cherished friends. David will also be sorely missed by his beloved canine companions Enzo and Daisy Mae.
David was preceded in death by his mother, Bety Hall.
Visitation for David will be held on Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home-Southside Chapel (5792 Greenwich Rd. Virginia Beach, VA) from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Altmeyer Funeral Home at 1:00 PM. Procession to Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, to follow the funeral service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the David Benabou Memorial Fund https://www.youcaring.com/amy-benabou-628604 on youcaring.com.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm