Barbara Goldstein Horwitz, 92, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019. She was born Dec. 6, 1926, in Queens, New York, the daughter of Joseph and Frances Goldstein (of blessed memory).
Barbara earned a B.S. in Chemistry at Queens College and an M.S. in Education at NYU. She taught school in NYC becoming the assistant principal of P.S. 42 in the South Bronx. She was a lifelong member of Hadassah.
Barbara and Lester met at a Saturday night dance at a Zionist event. Sunday they went bicycling, and by Wednesday, they were engaged. Married six months later, they celebrated over 72 years of marriage. They enjoyed a life together filled with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Over the years, they traveled the world several times over, always coming back to what mattered most to them, family. They had a storybook life that is so very rare.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband Lester; sons, Ethan Horwitz and Gloria Kindman, and Abbey Horwitz and wife, Brenda;
grandchildren, Jessica and Jason Fruithandler, Matthew Horwitz and Anu Shrestha, Emily and Dan McGuinness, Nora, Shayna and Jonathan Horwitz; great-grandchildren, Libah and Micah Fruithandler; and her special “fur” grandchild, Milo.
A very special thank you to Dr. Barbara Parks who gave mom the very best of care. Her extraordinary personal touch was a great comfort to dad and all of us.
Thank you to all the aides who came and helped mom and let her live these past weeks with such dignity. We thank all the doctors and nurses at Sentara for their care and kindness.
A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 4, at Princess Anne Memorial Gardens. Shiva will be held at the home of Abbey and Brenda Horwitz at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 5; and at the home of Ethan Horwitz and Gloria Kindman in New York City from 5 to 9 p.m., Thursday, June 6, with Minyan at 7 p.m.
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