Devera Rose (Frankovitz) Gurvitz

July 7, 1937 ~ March 18, 2022 (age 84)


Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grand mother died at the age of 84 in her home in Florida. Mrs. Gurvitz was born on July 14, 1937 in Indianapolis, IN to David and Sarah Lena Frankovitz.  She was co-owner of Hoot Package Liquors and Gurprop a real estate business.  

Mrs. Gurvitz was highly educated and a life-long learner. She graduated from Indiana School of Nursing in 1960.  She went back to school and earned a Nursing Practitioner License.  In the early 70’s she earned a three-way master’s degree in nursing administration, OBGYN and Community Health.  Mrs. Gurvitz worked as the Chief Nurse Consultant for the State of Indiana, the Veterans Hospital and Indiana University to name a few. 

Mrs. Gurvitz was very active in the Jewish community, serving on the board of directors for B’nai Torah, B’nai Torah Sisterhood, Hadassah and Americans & Canadians of Children Living in Israel (Florida Chapter).  Mrs. Gurvitz along with her husband Ronald opened their home to many cancer patients that came to Indiana to seek treatment at Indiana University Hospital, aided in the relocation of Russian Immigrants and advocated for anyone seeking help.  The Gurvitz home was always open to guest especially for the holidays.  

Her greatest legacy was her husband, who preceded her in death in 2020 and her family. Her husband of almost 62 years, Sidney Ronald Gurvitz; children; Stanley Gurvitz, Sherry Gantz Schwartz (Robert), Marcia Dadon, Seth Gurvitz, and Joshua Gurvitz (Rena); 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and siblings, Bernard Frankovitz (preceded in death), Treva Silverman (preceded in death), Helen Goldstein and Herbert Franovitz (Barbara). 

Services will be Tuesday, March 22, 10:00 AM graveside at B’nai Torah Cemetery at 2200 West Street Indianapolis.  The family will be sitting Shiva at 6739 Woodmere Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46260.

Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B'nai Torah or the American Cancer Society.


The funeral will be live-streamed.  In cases of service interruptions, it will also be recorded and may be viewed in its entirety later in the day. 

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March 22, 2022

10:00 AM
B'nai Torah Cemetery
2200 South West Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Video is available for this event

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