On Oct. 1, Leonard Horwits peacefully after a two week hospital stay. He celebrated his 82nd birthday on June 11. He is survived by wife of 52 years Gwynne; sister Karen Tombacher Luksch; sister-in-law Eileen Lourie; niece Lauren Pechter (husband Adam Pechter); nephew Darryl Tombacher (wife Robyn Tombacher); niece-in-law Farrah Lourie; and great-nieces Lyla Pechter, Sasha Pechter and Ava Tombacher. His parents Selma and Harry Horwits are both deceased. He attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, receiving a BS in 1960 and
then practiced retail pharmacy in Baltimore. He met his wife-to-be in 1969 and they were married in 1970. Meanwhile, he had decided to go into the field of education, beginning as a seventh-grade science teacher at Pimlico Junior High School. After three years he decided to become a guidance counselor. While working as a counselor, he went back to school at Loyola College to obtain his Advanced Certificate in Guidance and Counseling. He remained in the field of education for 28 years.
Contributions may be sent to Jewish Museum of Maryland, attn. Tracey Dorfmann, 15 Lloyd St., Baltimore, MD 21202 or Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Inc., attn. Advancement Office, 1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201.