Norfolk —Ethel A. Katz, 97, passed away Thursday, Jan.1, 2015.
She was the daughter of the late Robert and Dora Aframe. She was born in Norfolk and was the beloved widow of Simon Katz.
Mrs. Katz graduated from Maury High School and attended the Norfolk Division of William & Mary. She was a member of Temple Israel, Sisterhood of Temple Israel, Hadassah and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism.
She was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law Mildred and Bennie Zedd and by a grandson Ross Friedman. Survivors include her daughters Elaine Edlin Spanier and her husband Sidney of New York City, Sandra Friedman and her husband Jerome, grandsons Richard Edlin (Janine) of Tenafly, N.J., and Douglas Edlin (Nancy) of Carlisle, Pa., four great grandsons and her sister Ida Shames (Eddie) and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank all the staff of Beth Sholom Terrace for their exceptional and compassionate care of their mother. Memorial donations may be made to the Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia, Temple Israel or to one’s charity of choice.
A service was conducted at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel by Cantor Elihu Flax of Beth Sholom Village. Burial followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery.