Beatrice (Sobol) Case, 95, of Westbrook, CT, devoted wife of Lewis I. Case died on March 16, 2014 at the Stone Institute in Newton Upper Falls, MA. Bea was born in 1918 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Harry and Fanny (Silverman) Sobol. She attended Hartford schools and in 1936, graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Hartford Public High School. She graduated from Simmons College in 1940. Right before Lew was inducted into the Army Veterinary Corps, they married in June, 1942.
Besides her husband, Bea is survived by her sons, Max S. Case (wife Nancy) of Milford, CT, Edmund C. Case (wife Wendy) of Newtonville, MA; grandchildren Emily Case (husband Brett Bentson), Adam Case (wife Alicia), Scott Case (fiancee Annmarie Vaeni) and Alexander Case; and great-grandchildren Jonah Bentson, Oren Bentson and Elsa Case. Bea was predeceased by her sister Edith Mack, and her brothers Henry Sobol and Sidney Sobol.
Bea waited faithfully for Lew to return from the Army Veterinary Corps, helped him regain his health and reopen his veterinary practice in Wethersfield in 1947. She was a founding member of Beth El Temple in West Hartford, CT, and was a member of the Wethersfield League of Women Voters and the Library Board. She was an avid square dancer, tennis player, gardener and skilled cook. Bea and Lew relocated to Boca Raton Florida and Westbrook where they were active members of their communities.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT on Thursday, March 20., 2014 at 10:30 am with interment to follow at Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery in Wethersfield, CT. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be sent to Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, PO Box 438, Chester, CT 06412. A period of mourning will be observed at 20 Driftwood Lane, Milford on March 20, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford, CT. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Beatrice, please visit on line at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.