Norma C. Waranch

by | Dec 21, 2012 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Norma C. Waranch, 83, died Dec. 16, 2012, at Beth Sholom Village.

Mrs. Waranch was a native of the Bronx, N. Y. and was the daughter of the late Louis and Claire Cognac Chesler. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard H. Ornoff, and her second husband, Irwin E. Waranch.

Survivors include her children, Brenda, and her husband, Mark Kozak, of Chesapeake; Robin, and her husband, Dr. Mark S. Cloth, of Charlottesville; Dr. Mark S. Ornoff, and his wife, Judi, of Reston. She is also survived by Irwin’s children, Terry Waranch, and his wife, Anne, of Greensboro, N.C.; Dr. Steven Waranch of Virginia Beach; and her grandchildren, Rachel Kozak; Benjamin and Daniel Cloth; and Rebecca and Mitchell Waranch.

Retired from Norfolk Public Schools as an educator, Mrs. Waranch later served as a volunteer for Jewish Family Service and the American Cancer Society.

She was a member of Congregation Beth El and its Sisterhood, Beth Sholom Home Auxiliary, the Hebrew Ladies Charity Society and Brith Sholom.

The family thanks the caring staff, nurses and aides at the Terrace and Memory Enhancement Center of Beth Sholom.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Beth El or Jewish Family Service.

Graveside funeral services were held in Forest Lawn Cemetery. Rabbi Jeffrey Arnowitz and Cantor Gordon Piltch officiated. H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be sent to the family at