The Horowitz family of Fayetteville, NC and Ewing, NJ, mourns the loss of their husband and father, Dr. Howard Horowitz. Dr. Horowitz, age 91, passed away peacefully at home on April 29, 2023.
He was born on February 4, 1932, to Dr. Albert and Minnie Horowitz (nee Kline) in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia. He attended Central High in Philadelphia and later Temple University School of Dentistry. After graduation in 1956, he joined the Navy and honorably and proudly served his country while stationed in Charleston, SC. Soon after discharge, he settled in Willingboro, NJ and opened a dental practice there and later in Cinnaminson, NJ. He served his patients with kindness, compassion, and humor. As one of his patients noted “they don’t make them like that anymore”. He remained in the profession for 43 years until he retired in 1997 and soon after became a school bus driver for the Mt. Laurel School District. Again, he loved the young children, and they loved him, as he would often sing with them as he was driving them to school. He enjoyed this profession for an additional 12 years. Like his father before him, Dr. Horowitz became a Mason and was installed as Master of Providence Lodge in December 1995. He was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics and took great pride in building and flying his model airplanes, especially his impressive biplane.
He is lovingly remembered and a patient and gentle dentist and school bus driver. He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 43 years, Maureen (nee O’Sullivan); devoted children, Susan (Michael), Dr. Joel Horowitz and Dr. Karen Jones, his attentive and very giving daughter-in-law; his stepchildren, Will and Deidre; his five grandchildren, Josh (Gabby), Dr. Samantha (Mariah), Hannah (Rachel), Scotty and Gary. He is also survived by two nieces, Rochelle and Beverly and their children; and a favorite cousin, Marvin Cohen and his wife Myra. He will surely be missed by his brothers-in-law, Ed O’Sullivan (Mary), Bob O’Sullivan (Milly), and Bill O’Sullivan (Barbara); his sister-in-law, Pauline Westcott (Joe); and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Florence Devens (Alfred) and his brother, Nathaniel. He will be happy to reunite with his faithful and beloved dogs!
The family would like to reach out to the staff of the Cape Fear Valley Hospice to thank them for their kind and dedicated service to both Dr. Horowitz and his family.
Memorials may be made in his honor to the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews at www.ifcj.org or by calling (800) 975-6975.