Sidney Ronald Gurvitz

November 28, 1935 ~ March 10, 2020 (age 84)


Loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather died at the age of 84 in Florida.  Mr. Gurvitz was born on November 28, 1935 in Richmond, IN to Arthur and Lena Gurvitz.  He was an astute businessman, owning Hoot Package Liquors and working in Real Estate.  He was known in the community as both Mr. Hoot and Mr. Patch.

Mr. Gurvitz was active in the Jewish community, serving on the board of directors for both Congregation B’nai Torah and Jewish Family Services.

His greatest legacy was his wife and family who survive him.  His wife of almost 62 years, Devera Frankovitz Gurvitz; children, Stanley Gurvitz, Sherry Gantz Schwartz (Robert), Marcia Dadon, Seth Gurvitz, and Joshua Gurvitz (Rena); 8 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and siblings, Anita Travis, Cheryl Barton and Terry Gurvitz (Vivian).

Funeral services will be held on March 12, 2020, 11:00 am,  at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Mortuary, 11411 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077 with burial following in B’nai Torah Cemetery. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Shlamith School for Girls, Cleveland Hebrew Academy or Chai Lifeline


The family will be observing shiva both in Indianapolis and their respective communities. 

Devera will be sitting at her home following services and through Wednesday.  Minyon will be held at 7:30 PM on Thursday, March 12th only.

Sherry will be sitting in Indianapolis until Sunday morning, and then will conclude shiva in Brooklyn, 1837 E. 28th Street.

Josh will be sitting in Indianapolis until Sunday morning and then conclude shiva in Cleveland beginning Monday morning, 2534 Milton Road, University Heights, OH.




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March 12, 2020

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Aaron - Ruben - Nelson Mortuary, Michigan Road, Zionsville


Shulamith School for Girls
305 Cedarhurst Avenue, Cedarhurst NY 11516
Tel: 1-516-564-1500

Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
1860 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights OH 44118
Tel: 1-216-321-5838

Chai Lifeline
151 West 30th Street, New York NY 10001
Tel: 1-212-465-1300

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