Harry Norkin

by | Mar 6, 2015 | Obituaries

Norfolk — Harry Norkin, 93, formerly of Norfolk and most recently of Boynton Beach, Fla., passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

A native of Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Louis and Rose Norkin. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Rosalind Green Norkin and their son Bevan Norkin.

Mr. Norkin was an Army Veteran of WWII , a charter member of Temple Israel, a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner and member of the United Jewish Federation Emerald Club.

After he retired as a chemical process pipeline engineer, he founded his own business and later built two hotels, one in Williamsburg and one in Newport News. Mr. Norkin loved to play golf and fish. He was especially proud of having made a hole in one, as well as having caught a Blue Marlin in Acapulco, Mexico.

Mr. Norkin is survived by his daughter Janet Norkin Schiff of Norfolk; three grandchildren Brian Schiff of Norfolk, Dr. Lauren Schiff Weber and husband Dr. William Weber of Lexington, Ken., and Leslie Schiff of Virginia Beach; a great granddaughter Charlotte Weber; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Funeral services were held in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts.