Eli Saul Chovitz

May 5, 1930 - August 11, 2020

05/05/1930 - 08/11/2020

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Thursday August 13, 2020
1:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Eli Saul Chovitz, 90, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020 in Virginia Beach, Virginia surrounded by his loving family and friends.  Eli was born in Boston, MA on May 5, 1930, the son of Philip and Bessie Chovitz.  He was a longtime resident of Portsmouth, VA and a graduate of University of Virginia law school.

Eli is survived by his wife Ann, daughter Lisa Tretola (Vince), daughter Jan Lane (Rick), son Philip (Laura), and his granddaughter Katy Ann Snyder. He is also survived by his brother Bernard and sister-in-law Jackie Chovitz and many dear cousins.

The family would like to express their utmost appreciation to Dr. Fleming and the staff at VA Oncology. Words cannot express our gratitude to “Team Eli” at Beth Sholom Village for their support, kindness and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making contributions to Beth Sholom of Virginia or Temple Israel in Norfolk, VA.

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Jewish Museum & Cultural Center
2 years ago

The Jewish Museum and Cultural Center will forever hold his memory in our archives and our hearts. So very sorry to hear of his passing.

Dorothy, Michelle & Dawn Martin
2 years ago

With love,
Dorothy, Michelle & Dawn Martin

Larry Glanzer
2 years ago

I am so sorry to learn of Eli’s passing. He was a mentor and a friend for many, many years. A talented, skillful lawyer and a gifted storyteller, he will be greatly missed.

Thom & JoAnn Vourlas
2 years ago

We will miss seeing him at the Naro whenever we re-open. He always had a witty and sly remark for me. Our condolences to Ann, Jan and the entire family. May his memory be eternal.

Sue Classick
2 years ago

I am very sorry for your lose. I will always remember his dry sense of humor and him as a humble giant, a fine, fine gentleman. May God keep you all in His arms. Love and prayers. Sue

Wendy and Scott
2 years ago

We are very sorry for you loss. May God comfort you among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. And may his memory be eternal. Much love to each and everyone of you. Wendy and Scott Voliva