Robert Lawrence Futterman

March 27, 1954 - April 14, 2010

03/27/1954 - 04/14/2010

Past Services

Friday April 16, 2010
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505
757-441-1753 | Directions
Friday April 16, 2010
2:00 pm
Temple Israel
7255 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23504
757-489-4550 | Directions

Robert L. Futterman
Robert Lawrence Futterman, 56, a Realtor in both Norfolk, VA and Atlanta, GA died April 14 in his home outside Atlanta, GA surrounded by his family. He died after a long and brave struggle with esophageal cancer. Rob began a broadcasting career immediately after graduating high school in 1972 first as a Disk Jockey with WNOR-AM and then as part of the pioneering team that ushered in the modern FM era on FM-99, WNOR. He also announced for WLPM in Suffolk, VA. Rob worked as an award-winning engineer and producer with Studio Center in Norfolk. He then earned a degree from the Institute Of Audio Engineering in Los Angeles. And, for two years, continued engineering with several major recording acts.
Rob transitioned to a successful career as a multi Award winning Real Estate Broker for more than 25 years with Coldwell Banker, RE/MAX and, most recently, Keller Williams in both Norfolk and Atlanta.
Rob also enjoyed training, mentoring and teaching in many areas, including Real Estate Sales and computer usage. He volunteered extensively over the last few years at Beth Sholom Home of Eastern Virginia.
Rob’s great passion for music and his ability to get you to “just take a listen” was well known and expanded the music libraries of many friends and family members over the decades.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Bonnie and his 2 children, Justin and Evan, both of Johns Creek, GA. He is also survived by his Mother and Father Ralph and Mindy Futterman of Beth Sholom Village of Virginia Beach, VA., brother Craig of Bethesda, MD, Judy Futterman his sister Marcia Brodie Steve Brodie of Norfolk, VA and his brother Eric of Glen Allen, VA. Rob also leaves behind several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 16, at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Israel, 7255 Granby Street, in Norfolk with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
A memorial service for Rob will be held in Johns Creek, Georgia on April 20, 2010 at 3:00pm. The service will be held at the Medlock Bridge Old Clubhouse located 10150 Grooms bridge Road.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society by calling either 757-493-7940 or 770-814-0123.
Arrangements by Altmeyer Funeral Home, Va. Beach Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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Sammy & Kathy Fox
8 years ago

Always sad to see a childhood friend pass. Best wishes to the family.

Stuart and Sheila Hanzman
8 years ago

Bonnie, Evan and Justin

So very sorry to have just learned of Rob’s passing. May he rest in peace. He was a good man. I was calling him to sell the house he sold us over twenty five years ago. The years go by so quickly. Our condolences and thoughts are with you.

Stu and Sheila

Suzi Tebbetts
8 years ago

Bonnie, Justin & Evan: I so wish I could be there to share in the amazing stories of Rob’s blessed life. There will be many! I was so fortunate to have him in mine. Rob was my other older brother and an incredible and brave person. My sincerest condolences to your family. You are in our prayers.

Love, Suzi & Michael Tebbetts

Helga Diggelmann
8 years ago

Bonnie, Justin and Evan,

So sorry to hear the news about Rob. May God bless you with His peace in these difficult days.

Helga Diggelmann

Cyndie Fernandez
8 years ago

Dear Bonnie, Evan, Justin and Family

I’m still in shock over the news about Rob. He looked so healthy and fit the last time I saw him. I’m just so, so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marcy, Ed, Andrew and Sasha Berger
8 years ago

Dear Craig, Marcia, Ric, and Bonnie,

We love you all so much and are thinking of you and Robbie. You are very special to us, and we will do anything that is possible to support you during this difficult time.

I look forward to being able to honor Robbie at his funeral tomorrow.

With love, Marcy

Jean and Pat Moore
8 years ago

Dear Ralph and Mindy

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbi Steinberg
8 years ago

His loss is felt all the way across

our country. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Bobbi Steinberg

Gary’s sister

Michele Northern McCoy
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. Deepest condolences from the 1972 Class of Lake Taylor High School, Norfolk, VA. Rob will be missed.

Linda Getrige Houston
8 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. I knew Rob when we were teenagers and have fond memories of him. My condolences to his family and I know God will be graced with his presence.

Jamie Boone
8 years ago

I was a friend to Rob while we both worked at Re/Max Greater Atlanta and enjoyed his conversation and friendship. He shared with me his knowledge and wisdom of our businesses and his love for scuba diving. I was saddened to see that he had passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and I know that Rob is with the Lord and in a very peaceful and good place.

Tim Michaels
8 years ago

I was deeply saddened to hear the news about Robert. Although I did not know him personally, I know somewhat about the fight with esophageal cancer…I’m a 1 year survivor. It was through his brother, Eric, that I learned of his diagnosis. I only hoped for the best in Robert’s fight. All I can offer is this – don’t take anyone or anything for granted – live each day to the fullest – and be sure to seize the moment and tell those close to you how much you love them! Sounds like Robert was a beautiful person. I’m sure he will missed by all. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

Rose Frances Glasser
8 years ago

My deepest sympathy to the family on the loss of a wonderful man and friend.

Sharon Behrman Schloss
8 years ago

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Futterman family. Sharon & Ben Schloss

Claude Curtis
8 years ago

Sorry to hear of Rob’s passing. He will be missed. A good friend to all those who new him.

Take care,

Claude & Connie Curtis

Margaret Norfleet
8 years ago

Was sorry to learn about your brother’s death. Am sure he will be missed by his family and friends. May God help you and your family through this difficult time.

Marty & Hadriane Kalfus
8 years ago

We are saddened to hear of Rob’s passing.

Rob spoke with us at the Forum Gym last fall.

He told us of the fight he had ahead of him.

After years of seeing the ever smiling, ever chatting Rob that we knew,

it was tough to see the beginnings of his decline.

He was in our hearts and prayers for the past six months.

We will miss our good friend.