Julian Gutterman


Julian Gutterman, age 89, died September 27, 2020.

Julian was born on November 13, 1930 in Flandreau to Simon and Satoris Weinberg Gutterman. He graduated from Flandreau High School in 1948 where he played in the marching band for 4 years. Julian continued playing his clarinet in the University of Iowa Marching Band for 3 more years. At Iowa, Julian joined Phi Epsilon Pi social fraternity his freshman year and was the fraternity’s treasurer his senior year. He graduated in 1952 with a degree in accounting. After graduation he moved to Norfolk, VA, where he joined Goodman & Company, CPAs to start a 44 year career with the company, mostly as a partner. In August of 1975, Julian had a blind date where he met the love of his life, Tessie Taflambas Bailey. They married on June 12, 1976 and began blending their families. They also enjoyed traveling together to see the USA and the world.

During Julian’s professional career, he was a member and officer of these organizations: Norfolk Jaycees, VA Jaycees, Tidewater Chapter of the VA Society of CPAs, Tidewater Chapter of the American Heart Assoc., Tidewater Estate Planning Council (founding member), Temple Israel, and the Norfolk Kiwanis Club. When he retired, Tessie & Julian moved to Seagate Colony Condos where Julian served 14 years as its treasurer.

He is survived by his wonderful wife of 44 years: Tessie; his children: Renee (Wally), Marc (Theresa), Denise, and Andrea (Anthony); nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his two brothers: Jordan (Sue) and Lorence (Sharon) and many nieces and nephews.

Julian was predeceased by his parents and two infant children.

A graveside service was held on Wednesday, September 30 at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.

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