Harvey G. Saks

by | Nov 12, 2012 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Harvey G. Saks, 78, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at The Talbot on Granby, his home for the last three-and-a-half years. He was born in Norfolk on Dec. 8, 1933.

A native of Norfolk, he graduated Maury High School in 1951. He then attended the Norfolk Division of William and Mary, the University of Richmond, Richmond Professional Institute (now Virginia Commonwealth University), and the Toxicology Dept. of the Medical College of Virginia.

While stationed in Europe with the U.S. Army, Harvey met Shirley Ratzger of London, England. They married and had one son, Daryl. After 20 years in England, and following the deaths of his wife and son, he returned to Norfolk. He became a metals buyer for Peck Iron & Metal, where he worked until retiring in 1995. In 1980, he married Felice Abram Stern, also a Maury graduate.

Harvey was a member of Ohef Sholom Temple for many years. He had a great love of animals, particularly his chow dog, Ferrovius, and his many cats. Above all, he loved the game of baseball and his memories of his own pitching days in college and the Army.

Left to remember him are his wife of 32 years, Felice A. Saks of Norfolk; brother Abbott Saks and wife Kitty of Norfolk; niece Tonie Saks-Wilkins and husband Frank Wilkins of Virginia Beach; nephew David Saks, wife Mary Lou, and grandnephews Elliot and Adam, of Boca Raton, Fla.; stepson Jules A. Stern of Virginia Beach; stepdaughter Alison Stern-Dunyak, husband James Dunyak, and grandson Alexander Dunyak, of Lexington, Mass.; and Sheila Saks, widow of Mr. Saks’ beloved late brother Louis Saks, of Columbia, S.C.

A service was held at H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, King David section. Cantor Wally Schachet- Briskin officiated. Donations may be made to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, P.O. Box 1940, Norfolk, Va. 23501; www.foodbankonline.org. Online condolences may be sent to the family at hdoliver.com.