Eleanor Mazzo Katz, of Chesapeake, passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at the age of 82 years at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. Eleanor was born in New York City on January 5, 1933 to Pasquale and Lillian Mazzo. Eleanor taught for many years in Virginia after obtaining her BS and MS from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Alfred Charles Katz, Sr. Left to cherish her memory are her son Mike Katz and his wife Judi of Chesapeake; her son Fred Katz, Jr. of Harrisonburg, VA; her son Keith Katz of Delaware; her daughter Barbara Lyman and her husband Todd of Maple Hill, NC; and her daughter Lilli Thorsell and her husband Dean of Fairfax, VA. Eleanor was the grandmother of Sean Katz, Lesley Laing, Aaron Katz, Bonnie Katz, Matthew Lyman, Margot Brown, Mitchel Lyman, Madeline Robertson, Miranda Lyman, Mary-Beth Lyman, Mikayla Lyman, Max Lyman, Molly Lyman, Marshal Lyman, Clint Katz, Christine Manuel, Connie Katz, and Luke Thorsell. Further survived by many great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
In accordance with Eleanor’s wishes, private services will be held for her family. Final rest at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisonburg, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society at 875N. Randolph St. Ste 225 Arlington, VA or at www.nmcrs.org.
The Altmeyer Funeral Home-Chesapeake Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.altmeyerfh.com.