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Lola Lloyd Horwitz

Donald Horwitz

November 30, 1933 - May 31, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Donald Horwitz. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. As we plan virtual and in person gatherings, we will share details here. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

                               To Family and Friends  Donald died Sunday evening, May 31, in our home surrounded by family. Although he had been losing both appetite and weight in recent months, we didn’t know (partly due to the virus hitting NYC, partly due to his stubborn resistance to seeing a doctor) until May 20th that he had pancreatic cancer. He decided he would be most comfortable with hospice care. We thought we would have...  see more
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  • Nell Freudenberger
    Our children have grown up moving between our yard and Lola and Donald’s beautiful garden. In addition to the other attractions—Lola’s spectacular plantings, the homemade scarecrow and the rope swing—Donald’s stories were what sent them over...  more
  • Eric Majorelle
    It’s been almost six months since Donald’s passing and I miss hearing his compassionate voice along with seeing the sparkle in his eyes whenever we were joking around or due to the presence of the family’s ladies who had a special place in his...  more
  • Eric Majorelle
    Eric Majorelle added 1 photo(s) to the memorial Donald Horwitz:
  • Jason Horwitz
    Donald (my dad), would often come to tuck my brother and I into bed at night when we were young. Many times he would pretend to be funny characters that he would make up, mainly his personal version of Captain Hook and the captain's odd companion named...  more
  • Jack Gross
    I was so, so saddened to hear of Donald's passing. I know what a loss this is for his wife, Lola, his three children, Joshua, Jason and Marni, and for the entire family. Yet at the same time, I also know how much Donald filled their lives, over many...  more
  • GatheringUs  Support Team
    From Daniel Lloyd:

    I greatly enjoyed the time spent in Brooklyn when I was younger. I feel
    that Donald was a major part of that. Sophia and I were encouraged to read Bloom County comics, with all their humorous observations and surprisingly pithy...  more
  • Molly Snyder-Fink
    Donald's daughter Marni has been my best friend since we were around 11 years old and I had recently moved to Park Slope. Donald served as a fatherly figure in my life especially during my teenage years. He was always attentive and seemed genuinely...  more
  • Karen Kietzman
    I remember Donald for his kindness and unfailing interest in my life and family. In the late 80s, I was a young new therapist at the clinic where we worked together; our offices were side by side and the walls were rather thin so we had a clear idea of...  more
  • John Thickens
    I will always remember Donald for his quick, dry wit and true compassion. He was quick to remind us to think first of our families and that was a great reflection of his love for Lola and their children and grandchildren. Donald was also kind enough to...  more
  • GatheringUs Support Team