It is with much sadness that the family of Jerome David Hurwitz of North Myrtle Beach, SC, formerly of Raleigh, NC, announces his passing on March 26, 2020. He was 88. Jerome is survived by his beloved wife, Miriam Kelson Hurwitz; beloved daughter Ilene Orwig and her husband, Curtis; adored grandchildren Sydney and Parker Orwig and Lauren Jepsky; niece and nephew Risa Selig and Lewis Weiner; and cousin Lora Katz. He is predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Jepsky; sister, Shirley Weiner; and parents, Isadore and Freda Hurwitz.
Jerome was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. After graduating from UNC Chapel Hill, he was the longtime owner of Jerome’s Footworks and later Jerome’s Style Center in downtown Raleigh before retiring and moving to Myrtle Beach with his family. A born salesman, Jerome subsequently opened What’s What for Men in the Myrtle Beach Galleria and then later worked at Belks before spending over 20 enjoyable years in sales at Myrtle Beach Chrysler before retiring for good in his mid-70s to enjoy Myrtle Beach and his family.
A long-time member of Temple Emanu-El of Myrtle Beach, Jerome was a fixture in the congregation and Jewish community, and for many years, led High Holiday services at the temple.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Raleigh Hebrew Cemetery, 450 N. State Street, Raleigh, NC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Embrace Hospice, 175 Village Center Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29579 or Temple Emanu-El, 406 65th Ave. N., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572.
Created On: 03/29/2020 11:50:33
I moved across the driveway from Miriam and Jerome in august 1996. They were some of the first people I met here in NMB. I moved in alone but traveled during the weeks. The first Christmas here I was all alone and Miriam and Jerome invited me over for what I called my Christmas dinner. Being a true southern girl I will have to say it was the first time I ever had brisket. Jerome was always so kind and watched out for me for the year and a half I lived there. For the past 25 years Joe and I would run into him while riding on our golf cart. He will be sorely missed