Elinore B. Kavit

by | May 1, 2015 | Obituaries

Pittsboro, N.C. Elinore B. Kavit, 87, formerly of Richmond, Va., passed away April 9, 2015.

She is survived by her sons, Mark Kavit and wife, Tina, of Charlottesville, Va., Eric Kavit and his wife, Kelly, of Pittsboro, N.C., and Dr. Gary Kavit and his wife, Judie, of Yorktown, Va.; grandchildren, Brooke, Jason, Caroline and Ben; brother, Norman Blumenson; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Dr. Arthur Y. Kavit.

Elinore and Art moved to Richmond in 1950. Together they established Lakeside Animal Hospital, and subsequently operated Fin and Feather Pet Center and Patterson Avenue Veterinary Hospital. She became a licensed real estate agent, helping many young families become established.

She was a member of Hadassah and Temple Beth-El sisterhood and a strong supporter of Jewish community. She was instrumental in founding The Women’s Bank of Richmond and supported various causes, including the preservation of wetlands at the Chickahominy River and was active with Special Olympics. Elinore was the foundation of a very large extended Jewish family that loved her as much as she loved them.

A funeral service was held at Bliley’s Central, followed by interment in B’Nai Shalom at Greenwood Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to Jewish Family Services in Richmond or Newport News.