Shyrlee Hurwitz

by | Jan 18, 2024 | Obituaries

VIRGINIA BEACH – Shyrlee Belle Hurwitz passed away peacefully at her home on December 26.

She was the beloved daughter of the late Albert Handen and Marie Livingston Handen of Baltimore, Md. Shyrlee was predeceased by her devoted husband, Harry J. Hurwitz.

Shyrlee was very active in the lives of her children, Leslie (Mark) Rosenstock and Ron Hurwitz, grandchildren, Jason Rosenstock and Carrie Rose, and great grandchildren, Lilly Overstreet and Hunter Overstreet, as well as many relatives and friends. Shyrlee took great pride in and loved her family very much.

We lived in a loving home, where the doors were always opened to the neighborhood. Our mom allowed us to have plenty of pets, especially Ron’s dog, Panda.

Shyrlee was a supporter of many organizations, as well as a contributor and volunteer to her local community.

Her main passion was teaching. She proudly received a B.A. in education from Old Dominion University in 1970 and taught for the Norfolk Public School System for 20 years. Some will remember her as the Girl Scout leader at Suburban Park Elementary School (Lilly’s of the Valley).

Shyrlee lived life to the fullest, traveling and cruising around the world. One of her favorite places to visit was Israel. She loved golf, bridge, boating with her husband, Harry, and education. In addition, she found time to help her son, Ron, with the family business, Harry’s Lounge/Cap’n Rons.

Sadly, the time for “beam up” is upon us as the continued voyages of your life await; Shyrlee was ever the avid Star Trek fan.

Mom, you will live on in spirit, guiding and protecting us as you always have. We will deeply miss you.

A funeral was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Donations can be made to The Parkinson’s Foundation at or the charity of your choice.

Altmeyer Funeral Home.