Harry Weisberg

by | Sep 14, 2012 | Obituaries

Norfolk—Harry Weisberg, 92, of 1 Colley Ave in Norfolk passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 7, 2012.

A native of Norfolk, he was the son of the late Nathan and Annie Fleder Weisberg.

He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a founding member of Temple Israel and a former active member of their Men’s Club.

Mr. Weisberg was retired from the furniture business. His businesses included A.J. Legum, Quality Furniture, Home Furniture and Furniture World. At the height of his career, he and his brothers operated 10 stores throughout Tidewater.

In his restless retirement he proudly created a successful catalogue/internet business: Menshats.com, shipping hats all over the world.

“Mr. Harry” as he was fondly called, endeared himself to people with a joke or a kind smile and was willing and able to find solutions to those with problems. His passion was golf. While striving to perfect the game, he formed cherished friendships both on and off the links.

Mr. Weisberg is survived by his loving wife of 69 years Miriam Cohen Weisberg; his devoted children: three daughters Linda W. Drucker and her husband Dr. Jack Drucker of Virginia Beach, Carol W. Burgess and her husband Webb of Raleigh, N.C., and Sandra Kay W. Taub and her husband Lawrence of Silver Spring, Md.; two sons, Dr. Edward J. Weisberg and his wife Janis of Norfolk, Steven G. Weisberg and his wife Sherril Schlesinger of Los Angeles, Ca.; two sisters Sylvia W. Bush and Rosalie W. Bain, both of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one brother Herman Weisberg and his wife Faye of Templeton, California; seven grandchildren: Lisa W. Cohn (Joel), Amie W. Blaschke (Barrett), Kevin M. Drucker (Lynn), Michael Burgess (Hadas), Marsha B. Thomas (Scott), Hannah E. Taub, and Alexander R. Taub; seven great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom he adored.

Mr. Weisberg was predeceased by his brother Samuel Weisberg.

Funeral services were held at Temple Israel in Norfolk with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Temple Israel, EVMS Strelitz Diabetes Center and Freda H. Gordon Hospice & Palliative Care of Tidewater.

H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Norfolk Chapel. Online condolences may be offered to the family at hdoliver.com.