Norfolk—Robert Max Katz, 72, while surrounded by the people he loved most, went to be with the Lord on September 12, 2018.
Robert was born May 6, 1946 in Miami, Florida to the late Albert and Lorette Katz.
He enlisted in the Navy and proudly served his country. During his tour in Vietnam, Robert was injured and became a disabled Vietnam Vet. After many years in the jewelry business, he opened Robert’s Jewelry and then Goldbar Jewelers. Robert went to GIA Institute and learned to design beautiful jewelry, working with diamonds and many other precious stones.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 32 years Charlene Katz; ex-wife Susan; son, Rabbi Neal Katz and his wife Jennifer. Their three children Lila, Micah and Rebecca; daughter Robin Katz; a very near and dear granddaughter Lily. Many other nieces and nephews. A very special thanks to Dennis, Lisa, Kathy and Sherry who came to help during his illness.
A graveside service was held at Albert G Horton, Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk.