Revera T. Wayburn
Revera T. Wayburn
  • January 4, 1927 - August 7, 2017
  • Irmo, South Carolina

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COLUMBIA - Revera “Vee” Tolochko Wayburn, 90, passed away at home while sleeping on Monday, August 7, 2017. She was a daughter of the late Rabbi Jerome and Mamie Tolochko.

Vee was well known in the ‘dog’ community locally and nationwide. She spent many years working with therapy dogs and in 1991, was honored as Number 1 Volunteer with Palmetto Health Richland Hospital for work with her therapy dog, Mirko.

Mrs. Wayburn was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard Wayburn, M.D. and a prior husband, Bernard Kahn, her children, G. David Kahn, Paula L. Kahn and Richard Wayburn, II as well as her sister, Marilyn T. Shapiro. She is survived by her children, Meryl D. Kahn of Alberquerque, NM, Ann Wayburn of Knoxville, TN, Becky Wayburn of West Columbia, SC, Lynn W. Blakely and her husband, Col. Frank Blakely (Ret.) of Seguin, TX, Caren M. Wayburn of Nashville, TN, Lewis S. Wayburn and his wife, Debe Wayburn of Irmo, SC and Catherine L. Wayburn of Garland TX.

Vee was known to her 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and many others as ‘Bubbe’.

A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at Hebrew Benevolent Society Cemetery, 720 Blanding St, Columbia, SC. A shiva minyan service will be held at 5 p.m. following the funeral at Vee’s home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Good Dog Foundation, 817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, Tree of Life Temple, 6719 North Trenholm Rd, Columbia, SC 29206, or a charity of one’s choice.

Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Please sign the online guestbook at