by | Aug 11, 2017 | Obituaries

Portsmouth —Irvin “Butch” Lichovitz, 78, of Richmond, left this life July 13, 2017.

He was born in Altoona, Penn. and spent his childhood there before moving to Baltimore, Md., where his heart resides with the Orioles. As an adult, he moved to the Tidewater area and made a success as a salesman, husband, and father. He spent the majority of his later years in the Richmond area overcoming obstacles to become a chef.

He was preceded in death by his wife Kielo, for whom he lovingly cared for.

He is survived by his devoted daughter, Lydia Smith Fletcher (Kate), daughter Linda (“Bobbie”) Lichovitz Cook Blake (CJ); grandchildren Victoria and Tommy, and great-grandson Gavin.

A graveside service was held at Gomley Chesed Cemetery, Portsmouth, where his parents, Michael and Lena Lichovitz are buried. Memorial contributions to Temple Beth-EL, 3330 Grove Ave., Richmond, VA 23221