Lyn K. Hurwitz

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach —Lyn K Hurwitz, 75, of Virginia Beach, Va., passed away peacefully November 13, 2018, surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Front Royal, Va., she was the oldest daughter of the late Robert E. Lewis and Margaret True Lewis. Lyn graduated from Union High School in New Jersey, Union Junior College for Nursing Sciences, and the School of Nursing at Elizabeth General Hospital. Once she graduated with a nursing degree, she worked as an operating room nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She left nursing to raise a family, but stayed active in healthcare by her many years of volunteer work for the hospital and the Red Cross.

Lyn’s steadfast dedication was applied to everything she did. She was devoted to her family, her friends, the arts, the community, and her neighbors. She raised her two daughters, Elisa and Tanya who blessed her with three grandchildren; Sydney, Jordan, and Sophia.

She was a devoted friend to her long-standing group of women that she played bridge with for over 35 years. This tightly woven circle provided her camaraderie and unwavering support. Her community service included the Red Cross, Sentara Hospital system, and the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. She was awarded a lifetime membership at the aquarium because of the countless hours she volunteered. She frequently took her grandchildren to visit the museum inspiring the future generations of her family to partake in her love of nature and the conservation of the marine environment.

In her retirement, she enjoyed maintaining her perennial shade garden, attending the Wells Theatre, dining out, cooking, visiting her grandchildren, playing bridge, doing crossword puzzles, going to the movies, bird watching, and taking care of her Bichon Frises, Button and Angel.

Lyn was a passionate soul with wide range of artistic talents varying from knitting sweaters and scarves to cross stitching. She loved beautiful things from being impeccably dressed to decorating her home with art and fresh flowers.

Lyn is survived by her daughters Elisa and Tanya; three grandchildren Sydney, Jordan, Sophia, and two sisters, Lea Hutchinson and Laurie Gutowski. Her inspiring strength of character will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege to have known her.

Memorial donations to the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center or the Virginia Stage Company. A private Celebration of Life service was held.