Susan Katz

November 25, 2020

Obituaries

Norfolk—Susan Katz, née Feuerstein, passed away on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

The daughter of Nathan Feuerstein and Lillian Nelson, Susan was a Norfolk native. She was born at Norfolk General Hospital and attended Norfolk public schools, graduating from Maury High School in 1964. She received her nursing degree from the School of Professional Nursing at Norfolk General. She worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters before moving over to the Labor and Delivery Unit at Norfolk General for the remainder of her career. She delighted in assisting with thousands of births at the hospital and took special joy in delivering the babies of adults whom she had delivered at their births. In 1967, she married, and was later divorced from, Robert Katz with whom she had two children.

In the late 1990s, Susan created a childbirth education business and billed herself as the “Stork Lady,” where she worked with hundreds of couples preparing for delivery. She also served as an expert medical witness and was a trained bereavement counselor. In her retirement, Susan volunteered at Jewish Family Service and at Ohef Sholom Temple’s Soup Kitchen. She also took classes in Jewish education from the Melton Adult Education program.

Susan was extremely lucky to have many lifelong friendships through her Maj Johng family and Sister’s Group.

Susan loved animals and was always surrounded by dogs, cats, or birds. Her beloved standard poodle Clancy was waiting for her to come home.

Susan is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Neal and Jennifer Katz, of Tyler, Texas, along with her three grandchildren, Micah, Lila, and Rebecca. She has numerous cousins, a sister-in-law, and nephews around the country.

Susan is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Marsha and Lester Goldman, her brother Stephen Furst, and her daughter, Robin Katz.

Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg of Ohef Sholom Temple officiated the private graveside ceremony at Forest Lawn.

Memorial donations may be made to the Ohef Sholom Temple Soup Kitchen (ohefsholom.org) or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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