Lester Vegh

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Daily Press
August 7, 2007


Lester “The Tester” Vegh, 64, passed away at Sentara Careplex on Sunday, August 5, 2007, after a long illness.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he attended Yeshiva Machzikei Hadas. After moving to Delaware, he attended high school and the University of Delaware. He joined the U.S. Air Force in 1961 and was stationed at Langley Air Force Base, Hampton. He served his country for 4 1/2 years. He later retired from the telephone company after 43 years of service and was a member of the Hampton Elks Club.

Mr. Vegh was preceded in death by his parents, Abraham Vegh and Blanche Eisikowitz Vegh of Hungary and a brother, Rabbi Jerome Vegh of South Carolina.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Rachel Vegh; son, W. David Vegh and wife, Jennifer of Bowie, Md.; step-daughter, Heather Rawls of Newport News; three grandchildren, Will, Casey Michele and Samuel Vegh, all of Bowie, Md.; brother, Dr. Emmanuel Vegh and wife, Marylin of Washington, DC; sister, Frances Rosenwasser of Tel Aviv, Israel and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to their dearest friend, Joyce Fisher.

A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 in Rosenbaum Cemetery, Hampton, Va.

The family has created a website tribute for Mr. Vegh. You may visit this site at http://lester.vegh.org.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 500 Plume Street East, Suite 110, Norfolk, VA 23452 or a favorite charity.

Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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