Dr. Lawrence H. Cash of Cove Point, Virginia Beach passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013. Son of Harry and Kate Graff Cash, he was born on May 21, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated from Townsend Harris High School, a preparatory school for exceptional students, in Manhattan, at the age of 16. After attending City College of New York, he graduated with a dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry at the age of 22. Appointed to a commission in the US Navy Dental Corps, he served for three years, part of which time he was loaned to the US Army for service in occupied Germany. Dr. Cash practiced dentistry for 52 years in the Ward’s Corner area of Norfolk. He opened his practice in the “new” Midtown Building and later partnered with son-in-law, Dr. Edward Weisberg. He was Associate Professor at VCU School of Dentistry and taught at ODU School of Dental Hygiene and the dental residency program at DePaul Hospital. He was a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association and past president of the Tidewater Dental Association. He was a fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and was appointed dental mediator by the Supreme Court of Virginia. He was chairman and volunteer of the Boys Club Dental Clinic, and volunteered his dental services at the Florence Crittenton Home and in Pardes Katz, Israel. Most recently, Dr. Cash was a volunteer and mentor to the VCU dental students at the Park Place Dental Clinic.
Dr. Cash entered scouting at the age of nine and remained active in scouting, serving as scoutmaster throughout dental school. Scouting instilled core values of integrity, honor and respect – always doing the right thing. The Hampton Roads community was truly enhanced by Dr. Cash’s mission to serve others. He was a founding board member of Temple Israel, board member of the JCC and Tidewater Jewish Foundation, active in the Ward’s Corner Lions Club for 22 years and past president of the Cove Point Resident Association.
He loved sports and was active in golf, tennis and racquetball. His happiest times were spent on the golf course with his son, Eric, and a host of friends. He was a beloved member of the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club and Sewell’s Point Golf Club.
Dr. Cash’s wisdom, grace and gentleness are cherished by his patients, staff, colleagues, friends and family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anne Richter Cash, and his son, Eric R. Cash. He enjoyed 50 years of married happiness with Anne and was blessed to find love anew with Dottie-Jean Chenman Cash and lovingly embraced his expanded family.
He is survived by his wife Dottie-Jean, daughter Janis Cash Weisberg and husband Dr. Edward Weisberg of Norfolk, stepsons Scott Goodman and wife Debbi of Charlottesville, Wayne Goodman of Norfolk and Lance Goodman and partner Richard Stern of Boca Raton, FL. He is also survived by his sister Shirley Cash Cohen of Los Angeles, CA. He played a very active role in the rearing and celebrating of his grandchildren and greatgrand children: Lisa Weisberg Cohn and Joel and their children Ayden and Brian; Amie Weisberg Blaschke and Barrett and their daughter Madison Jane; and Justin, Andrew, Alex, Daniel, Jean and Rose Goodman.
The family would like to express its appreciation to Dr. Jesse Broome and staff, and caregivers Wanda Barnes, Kim Johnson and Terry Ysla for their dedication and compassion.