Pearl “Cookie” Orlins

by | Aug 10, 2023 | Obituaries

NORFOLK – Pearl, affectionately known as “Cookie” Orlins, 90, of The Talbot, died on July 12, 2023 in her home.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Cookie was the daughter of the late Benjamin Perlin and Sadie Friedman Perlin, both of blessed memory. She was also predeceased by her loving husband, Sidney Orlins, her brother, Norman Perlin and sister, Helen Perlin Smith, all of blessed memory. After Sid passed away, Cookie was lucky to have two very special men in her life, Eddie Levitt and Stanley Glaser both of blessed memory.

Cookie was the co-owner of Richter Distributing Company with Sid, where she served as bookkeeper to the corporation for 34 years.

She was a member of Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, where she and Sid were married in 1953. Cookie attended the University of Florida where she met Sid, and Blackstone College where she was selected their beauty queen.

In her early years, she was an avid Canasta player. She loved traveling to Vegas and Atlantic City with Sid, where she enjoyed those one-armed bandits. Going out for lunch and dinners with family and friends always brought joy to mom.

Cookie is survived by her daughter, Randi Orlins Chernitzer and her friend, Ricky Hoffman both of Norfolk; and, son Scott Orlins, also of Norfolk, as well as her beloved grandson, Blake Chadwick of Orlando, Fla., whom she was his number one fan and the apple of her eye. Cookie is also survived by two nephews, Brian Charles “Chuckie” Perlin of Miami Fla., Ben Perlin of Westbrook, N. J., a niece, Sherry Smith Olstein of Falls Church, Va. as well as her cousin, Brenda Gordon of Newport News, and many dear friends, especially, Alan and Madeline Samuels, Gloria Ritemeyer, and Rita Wineapple Goldsticker.

A private graveside service took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family requests donations to the SPCA of Norfolk or a favorite charity. Online condolences at