Donald Joel Nachman

September 14, 1930 - January 26, 2008

09/14/1930 - 01/26/2008

Past Services

Tuesday January 29, 2008
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens- King David
6309 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
461-4054 Ext.10 | Directions
Tuesday January 29, 2008
2:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Virginia Beach
5792 Greenwich Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
800-934-4648 | Directions

Donald J. Nachman

Donald J. Nachman, 77, of Virginia Beach died Saturday, Jan. 26 of lung cancer. He was born in Newport News, Va., the son of Irving and Blanche Nachman, and was a 1947 graduate of Newport News High School.
Following service in the Air Force during the Korean War, he graduated in 1957 from the College of William & Mary, Norfolk Division.
A small businessman, Mr. Nachman founded Allsafe Services, a janitorial and security company.
Mr. Nachman was a Master Mason and member of the following lodges: Kempsville Lodge #196 A.F. & A.M. and Norfolk Lodge #1 A.F. & A.M. He was a past
Venerable Master of the Scottish Rite Valley of Norfolk and was honored with the 33rd degree Sovereign Grand Inspector General Honorary. He helped found the Fentress Masonic Lodge.
He was preceded in death by Marilyn, his wife of 47 years. He is survived by his son Mark and his wife Carolyn, of Virginia Beach; son Jay, of Philadelphia; son Eric and his wife Andrea, of Richmond, and Brad and his wife Laura, of Havertown, PA.; grandchildren Ricki, Macy, Fletcher, Max, Ben and Eliana; and his sister, Mignon Kopel, and her husband Mort.

Contributions can be made to Jewish Family Service of Tidewater, 260 Grayson Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462; to the Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorder Center, the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc., EIN 52-6054737, 1733 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009; or the charity of your choice.

Services will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m., at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. The family will be at the home of Mark and Carolyn Nachman after the service, and Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. – 9 p.m., and Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Deborah Schafer
7 years ago

Dear Jay,

I am so sorry about the loss of your father. Struggling so as you have with the loss of you mother in recent years since we became friends, trying to work it through in “I’m not Oedipus”, you have had to endure another blow.

I didn’t realized until I called you on your birthday that he was so ill. I hope he was not suffering too much. I remember meeting him at one of your first performances.

If all your brothers are anything like you at all, then I would say your father’s legacy and journey in life was a huge success. I’m sure he, like your mother, appreciated how blessed he was to have you in his life.

One of the best things to ever happen to me was that my mom found love again in her golden years. The romances are not similar in how and when they came about, but in the end, we can only wish for our loved ones that they loved and felt loved for as much of their time on earth lasted. Your father had this happiness.

I dont there is ever a good time to say goodbye, no matter how we brace ourselves. I wish you courage. I wish you, your father, and your brothers all his loved ones peace.

Please extend my sympathies to Brad and your other brothers. Take good care of one another.

I’ll be around in Phila. I hope to get together after you return.

My deepest sympathies,



Norman Soroko
7 years ago

Dear Mark, Carolyn and Family:

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your Dad, Donald of blessed memory. I can remember the many good conversations we had everytime we met, especially when I worked for another bank. He was always a kind and gentle person and I sare your loss. With deepest and heartfelt sympathy.

Norman Soroko, Norfolk, Virginia

Miriam Becker
7 years ago

Dear Mark, Carolyn, and Ricki, Our thoughts are with you. We are truly sorry for your loss. Steve,Miriam, Rachel, and Alan

Ron Jacobson
7 years ago

Dear Nachman Family:

I wish you the most heartfelt of thoughts as you grieve the loss of Brother Donnie. I have had the good fortune of getting to know him over the past several years, first through Kempsville Lodge and then afterwards through our participation on one of the degree teams in the Scottish Rite. He proved to be a wonderful mentor for me – as a friend, mason, scholar, and fellow Jew. I remember him as always kind, involved, and giving.

Most sincerely,

Ron Jacobson, Senior Warden

Kempsville Lodge #196

S. Ray & Patricia Connard
7 years ago

Dear Wo. Eric and Family,

God has chosen and angel to carry on and assist in a more humble place. We have lost a father and friend. The world has lost a caring and giving person.

God has chosen to bless Brother Don and may god give you and the family his blessings and love.

Ray & Pat Connard.

Jack & Ronnie Moscovitz
7 years ago

Donald was a good friend. He was a Mench! We share in your sorrow.

Jack & Ronnie Moscovitz

Eileen Harkin
7 years ago

For Jay and his entire family, my deepest sympathy for you all.



Mary Singer
7 years ago

Mark, Carolyn and Ricki,

My thoughts are with you…Mary

Chris Jones
7 years ago

Mr. Nachman taught me a great deal, not only about business, but about life….the humility of blowing down peanuts at Met Park just so you know what your employees are doing; the ethics of humanity by how he took care of Ms. Betty; the faith in family when he started Sandy Pals just so he could travel and see his boys and grandchildren. In business to this very day, I find myself quoting things he would say to try and teach me how to make sound decisions. The first job I had after 10 years in the Navy was Allsafe Services and I was a testy young man, Mr Nachman know how to channel that energy along with our crew Betty, Mark, Stephens, Ron, Angie,and Mr. Nachman at the helm. To my friend and mentor…Shalom Aleichem

To Mark, Jay, Eric and Brad my sincerest condolences.

Wanda and Stan Adelson
7 years ago

Our sincere condolences on your loss. He always had a smile on his face and concern for how we were doing. We will fondly remember him for this.

Mickey & Howard Harrison
7 years ago

Our sincere condolences. Love, Mickey and Howard.

Pat and Marty Janner
7 years ago

Our sincerest condolences on your loss.

Mary and Gus Boubouheropoulos
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nachman family. We are thinking of you all.

Mary and Gus Boubouheropoulos

Dolly and Bill Fogel
7 years ago

Sorry to hear of your loss.. we both send our deepest sympathy.

Dolly and Bill

Marc Lisner
7 years ago

Truly saddened to hear.

Thoughts & prayers to you all.


Judy & Chick Becker
7 years ago

We will miss our smiling cousin Donny. Our deepest sympathy to the family.

Mary Amici
7 years ago

Wishing peace and comfort to you all.

The Amici Family