Hattie Edna Rosenthal Hechtkopf

by | Feb 22, 2016 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Hattie Edna Rosenthal Hechtkopf, age 101, died peacefully on February 8, 2016 at a local hospital.

Hattie was born May 14, 1914, the daughter of Pincus and Bertha Rosenthal in New York City.

In 1934, Hattie married the love of her life, Jack Hechtkopf, and they moved to Norfolk when they opened a drug store on Church Street. Hattie thoroughly enjoyed her family and playing golf with her beloved late husband of 73 years, Jack, well into their 90s. She was a member of Lake Wright Golf Course and Broad Bay Country Club. Several years later, Hattie wanted a hobby and Jack purchased a greeting card and gift shop for her. Thus Cards and Gifts Galore was born.

Hattie was a member of Temple Emanuel, and previously of Temple Israel in Norfolk. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah. She volunteered with Navy Relief and received many meritorious awards for her tireless efforts in knitting baby blankets.

Hattie is survived by her children Paul (Marilyn) and Michael (Judith), grandchildren Jason (Erica), Allison (Edward), Jenny, Matthew (Stephanie), Daniel (Kasey) and Jon, and two great grandchildren, Josh and Sydney.

A funeral service was held. in H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., by Rabbi Marc Kraus. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to the family at hdoliver.com.