Harvey Weitz - SAVANNAH - Harvey Weitz - Aged 72 died August 15th, 2014 after a short illness. He was born in Savannah, GA on May 16th, 1942. He attended public school, graduating from Savannah High School in 1959 and the University of Georgia in 1963. He joined the State Bar of Georgia in 1965, a year before he earned his law degree from the University of Georgia School of Law. He spent most of his 49 years in law as a member and partner of what is now Weiner, Shearouse, Weitz, Greenberg and Shawe. During his time as a member of the bar, Harvey served on the boards of numerous committees and associations, including the Board of Governors for over twenty years, and the Executive Committee of the State Bar for 12 years. Many of the associations had to do with professionalism and ethics, a subject of great importance to him. He had been listed as one of The Best Lawyer's in America, voted by his peers as a Georgia Super Lawyer on multiple occasions, and named by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of Georgia's Legal Elite. In 2008, he was awarded both the Chief Justice Thomas O. Marshall and Judge Frank Cheatham Professional Awards. Most recently, in June 2012, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the State Bar of Georgia, the highest award bestowed by the bar for conspicuous service to the cause of jurisprudence and the advancement of the legal profession. Despite his very busy legal practice, Harvey always made time for his family and many friends. Often his lunches out were occupied by small talk with friends stopping by his table, or mentoring sessions with one of his fellow members of the bar. Harvey was known for his great sense of humor, and his endless collection of stories. He was a firm believer that if a story was worth telling once, then it was certainly worth repeating. He loved Athens, and the Georgia Bulldogs. He always claimed that it was pure coincidence that one or more of his Board of Governors' meetings, held in Athens, coincided with a Georgia home football game. He had a great love of food and wine, and was known to his fellow Savannah attorneys as the Commodore as he always planned the lawyer's annual boat ride - the jewel of their social events. He was active in many local charities, and was a member of the Jewish Educational Alliance and Congregation B'nai Brith synagogue. Harvey is survived by his wife, Helen; sons Trace, Adam (Rene), and Tommy (Allison); his brothers Julian (Jean) and Robert (Laurie); and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends alike. The funeral service will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon at the graveside, Bonaventure Cemetery, conducted by Rabbi Avigdor Slatus. Remembrances in Harvey's name may be made to the Jewish Educational Alliance, the B'nai Brith Jacob Synagogue, or the Union Mission Grace House. Please share your thoughts about Harvey and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com. Savannah Morning News August 17, 2014 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News from Aug. 16 to Aug. 17, 2014