Shyrlee Belle Hurwitz

December 26, 2023


Past Services

Thursday December 28, 2023
10:00 am
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Our courageous Mom Shyrlee Belle Hurwitz, passed away peacefully at her home on December 26, 2023.  She was the beloved daughter of  the late Albert Handen and Marie Livingston Handen of Baltimore, Md.  Shyrlee was predeceased by her devoted husband Harry J. Hurwitz.

She was very active in the lives of her children: Leslie (Mark) Rosenstock and Ron Hurwitz; Grandchildren: Jason Rosenstock and Carrie Rose, & Great Grandchildren: Lilly Overstreet and Hunter Overstreet, as well as many relatives and friends.  Shyrlee took great pride in and loved her family very much.

We lived in a loving home, where the doors were always opened to the neighborhood. Our mom allowed us to have plenty of pets, especially Ron’s dog Panda.

Shyrlee was a supporter to many organizations, as well as a contributor and volunteer to her local community.

Her main passion was teaching.  She proudly received a BA in education from Old Dominion University in 1970 and taught for the Norfolk Public School System for 24 years.  Some will remember her as the Girl Scout leader at Suburban Park Elementary School (Lilly’s of the Valley).

She lived life to the fullest; traveling and cruising around the world.  One of her favorite places to visit was Israel.  She loved golf, bridge, boating with her husband Harry, and education.  In addition, she found time to help her son Ron with the family business, Harry’s Lounge/Cap’n Rons.

Sadly, the time for “beam up” is upon us as the continued voyages of your life await, Shyrlee was ever the avid Star Trek Fan.  Mom, you will live on in spirit, guiding and protecting us as you always have.  We will deeply miss you.  Thank you to all her precious caregivers, and physicians.

Her funeral will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 8100 Granby Street Norfolk, Va.
Shiva will be held at 3300 Ocean Shore Ave, #1108 Virginia Beach, VA 23451 immediately after the service until 7:30pm.

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Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation by going to clicking on the link “HERE” or the charity of your choice.

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Crissy & Tom Richter
1 month ago

Ron, Tom and I want to send you our heartfelt sadness for the passing of your MOM. She was a beautiful lady with more grace than we could have ever imagined. It was a TRUE HONOR to have met your mom. Our prayers and love are always with you. xoxo