Norman A. Weitz was born on Oct. 24, 1919 to Rebecca and Israel David Weitz of Savannah, Ga. The family moved to Atlanta in 1935, at which point Norman began to work for his father’s dress business while attending Boy’s High School.

CandleNorman married Mitzi Hirsch of Atlanta in 1940, and the couple had a wonderful 64 years of marriage until her passing in 2004. After proudly serving his country in the Pacific during World War II, Norman returned to Atlanta and started Carla Gay Dress Company, which he ran until his retirement in 1982.

Family was very important to him, as he was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Norman had a passion for golf and fishing and was a gentleman in all respects with kindness and compassion toward all he knew.

Norman is survived by his devoted children: Carla (Arthur) Silver, Jill (Jeff) Vantosh, Brad (Debbie) Weitz and Greg (Aletta) Weitz; grandchildren: Lance, Ryan and Darren Silver, Beth (Kenny Richards) Vantosh, Aaron (Katherine) Vantosh, Travis (Carol) Weitz, Taylor Weitz, Mari (Spencer) Krane and Davis Weitz; and great-grandchildren: Ansley and Hannah Cate Silver, Max Van Richards and Libba Weitz.

The family cannot express how much they appreciate the love and kindness of his devoted caregiver over the past seven years, Peter Nganga.

An online guestbook is available at edressler.com. Donations can be made to The William Breman Jewish Home, 3150 Howell Mill Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, wbjh.org; Ahavath Achim Synagogue, 600 Peachtree Battle Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30327, aasynagogue.org; or the charity of your choice. Graveside service was held at 1 p.m., Tues., Jan. 29, 2013 at Greenwood Cemetery with Rabbi Neil Sandler officiating. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care.