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Reva Gornbein

Reva Gornbein, 100, of Wilmington, North Carolina, died on 01 November 2020.

The Funeral was A PRIVATE FAMILY SERVICE on Thursday, 05 November 2020 at 1:00 PM .

Rabbi Joshua Bennett officiated.

Click to watch a video of the recorded service.

Family members include:
Beloved wife of the late Abe S. Gornbein. Cherished mother of Michael (Goldie) Stetten, Henry (Debbie) Gornbein, and the late Karen Stetten. Proud grandmother of Chesley (John Correia) Stetten, Adam (Denise) Stetten, Skylar Stetten, Laurie Jerris, and Jonathan Gornbein. Adoring great-grandmother of Airlie and Michael Correia, Oakley and Rio Stetten, and Benjamin and Emily Jerris. Loving sister of the late Anne Parzen and the late Harry Stern.

Reva lived life fully. She traveled to Antarctica at age 97, taught and played bridge at age 99 and finally gave up driving this past December. When she was a young woman, she worked as a legal secretary and decided that she wanted to see the world. She enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and ended up in Germany. She learned Cryptography and saw Hitler’s bunker in Berlin. She went to Dachau and personally flew one of Hitler’s private secretaries from Berlin to Munich for a military trial. She traveled widely and loved literature, music and theatre. Later in life, Reva went back to college and became a second grade teacher. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be deeply missed.

Metro Detroit’s Jewish funeral homes have agreed that families should follow the directive of Centers for Disease Control and restrict the size of gatherings to no more than 36.

For now, in-person funeral attendance will be limited to only immediate family. Otherwise, funerals may be viewed live and recorded on chapel websites.

Together, we thank the community for understanding during this unusual and challenging time.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Reva Gornbein may do so by making a contribution to:

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