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Regina (“Jeanie”) Holzsweig Weinstock

Graveside Service: 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 26, 2024

Location: Rosenbaum Cemetery, 1817 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton, VA

Regina (“Jeanie”) Holzsweig Weinstock, 99, was born in Portsmouth, VA to Philip and Fannie Holzsweig and moved to Newport News as an infant.  She grew up in Newport News, and although lived many other places, always considered it home.  She passed away on April 21, 2024.

In 1942, Regina met Bernie Weinstock, and they married in 1944 after he returned from serving overseas in World War II.  Bernie remained in the U.S. Air Force and they enjoyed a life together at numerous military posts.  Bernie retired from the Air Force in 1964 and they moved “home” to Newport News and Regina launched her own career - she was an assistant manager at LaVogue, an upscale women’s clothing store, before opening their new store in Hidenwood as the manager.  She was recognized by numerous local business organizations for her achievements, particularly mentoring young employees.  

Regina and Bernie enjoyed traveling and she decided she wanted to work in the travel industry.  Her attempts to find a job were unsuccessful since all the travel agencies wanted experienced agents.  Jan and Bob Kosker at Tri-Global Travel were so impressed with her offer to work for free to learn the industry they instead hired her to do administrative work while they mentored and trained her.  Through hard work and study, she soon became a certified travel consultant and began a long and successful career with Tri-Global and later Warwick Travel where she became one of the owners  of the agency.

Her new career allowed her to travel extensively around the world and she went on so many cruises she lost count.  Many of the trips were with Bernie, her children or other family members who were amazed when the staff or presidents of the companies remembered her from previous trips.  One of her greatest joys was helping friends and clients plan dream vacations.   

Regina was a life member of the Council of Jewish Women and Hadassah, and a member of Rodef Sholom Temple for over 60 years. 

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Weinstock (Donna Del Sordo) and Phyllis Weinstock; her son, Harry Weinstock (Cindy); granddaughter, Leah Weinstock and sister-in-law, Lorraine Holzsweig , as well as many devoted nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Major (ret.) Bernard Weinstock, sister, Irene Ruben; brother, Buddy Holzsweig and beloved granddaughter, Britlyn Weinstock.

The family wishes to thank the residents and staff at The Arbors for their years of friendship; Dr. Duhon and Dr. Ratcliffe and their staff for their exceptional care, and for her aides who provided such extraordinary care.  

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 26, 2024 at the Rosenbaum Cemetery, 1817 Kecoughtan Road, Hampton.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Britlyn Weinstock Community Music Fund (c/o Beth Ahabah, 1121 W. Franklin St., Richmond 23220) which was created in memory of Regina’s granddaughter or a charity of your choosing. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#7 Gregg Hunt 2024-05-15 01:35
My utmost condolences to my lifelong friend Phyllis and all the weinstock family
#6 Sam B. Jacobs, II 2024-04-26 20:23

My thoughts are with you at a time such as this.

From personal experience, I know that this is a difficult time for you and the family.
#5 jack seligman 2024-04-26 10:38
so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. I am sorry that I cannot attend. may her life be a blessing
#4 Sharon Moeser 2024-04-25 14:18
Bobbie, you are in my heart. May you find comfort and peace. Your mother was a remarkable woman. With love to you. Sharon Moeser
#3 Susan Spirn Zander 2024-04-25 10:58
Thinking of all of you as you celebrate the life of your Mother.
#2 Susan 2024-04-24 13:06
What a remarkable woman! What an amazing, well-lived life. Harry, I’m holding you and yours in my heart.
#1 Ronni Cristol 2024-04-24 04:56
May her memory be for a blessing.

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