Ronald J. Hurwitz

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Obituaries

NORFOLK – Ronald J Hurwitz, aka Cap’n Ron, suddenly passed away on the afternoon of March 4.

Ron was a long-time resident and local legend of Ocean View. Many remember him as the owner of Cap’n Ron’s Bar and Grill, formerly Harry’s Lounge, on Chesapeake Blvd. in the “View.”

Ron was predeceased by his father, Harry Hurwitz, in 1987 and, just recently, his mother, Shyrlee Belle Hurwitz. Ron is survived by his sister, Leslie (Mark) Rosenstock, nephew Jason Rosenstock, niece Carrie Rose, and great niece and nephew, Lilly and Hunter Overstreet.

Ron enjoyed the closeness of family and friends. He was fiercely devoted to his mother and enjoyed sitting and watching Star Trek with her from the time he was a little boy up until her recent passing. Ron grew into the man we all knew in the Suburban Acres neighborhood of Norfolk, where he liked to play rough with the local kids and gallivant with his fiercely loyal dog, Panda.

Ron developed a love for the water at a young age and could be found many a day in his little water craft on one of the neighborhood waterways. He enjoyed both water skiing and skiing down the slopes at Snowshoe where he had a cabin for many years.

Ron was a graduate of Granby High School and Virginia Tech. He studied pharmacology while at school but decided to carry on the legacy of the family business after the untimely passing of his father, rather than pursue a career in his field of study.

Ron lived his life on the Chesapeake Bay and spent many days sailing off into the smooth waters from his beachside haven.

Ron, you will be deeply missed by your family, friends, and colleagues and live forever in our hearts and memories. Leslie will always cherish your great bear hugs and think back fondly on that last year of sleepovers at Mom’s before she left us.

graveside service was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The family asks that memorial donations be made in honor of Ron to the charity of your choosing.

Keep on sailing, Cap’n Ron.

Altmeyer Funeral Home.