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Obituary

Leonard Horwits passed away peacefully on October 1, 2021 after a two week hospital stay. He
celebrated his 82nd birthday on June 11th. Leonard is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Gwynne,
as well as his sister Karen Tombacher Luksch, his sister-in -law Eileen Lourie, niece Lauren Pechter
(husband Adam Pechter), nephew Darryl Tombacher (wife Robyn Tombacher), niece-in-law Farrah
Lourie, great nieces Lyla Pechter, Sasha Pechter, and Ava Tombacher. His parents Selma and Harry
Horwits are both deceased.
Leonard was born in Philadelphia, PA and then moved to Baltimore at age 13 where he attended junior
high and high school, graduating from City College. He then 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 and then after three years
decided to become a guidance counselor. He started at Lombard Junior High School and then moved on
to City College, Northwestern, Western, and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute. While at Poly, he began a
club of some of the brightest students to act as tutors which became very successful. While working as a
counselor, Leonard went back to school at Loyola College to obtain his Advanced Certificate in Guidance
and Counseling, graduating Loyola in 1976. He remained in the field of Education for 28 years.
Throughout much of his three careers, Leonard studied art: ceramics, drawing, and then his true love in
art, painting.The latter study was with Jacob Glushakow, a renowned artist is Baltimore. Leonard began
with oils, then watercolor, and finally acrylics. He produced over three hundred paintings of landscapes
and cityscapes, much of it drawn from Baltimore scenes as well as scenes in other parts of the United
States and from trips made by he and wife to Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Scotland, Africa and
so forth.
A gifted artist, superb teacher and counselor, and knowledgeable pharmacist, Leonard had many other
wonderful characteristics. He was a loving husband who was also very caring, supportive, humerous, and
kind. He greatly cared about his work as well as his family and the friends around him. He enjoyed sports
for playing and watching, reading, traveling, going out to dinner, movies, plays, and concerts. For many
years he and his wife attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra concerts and in later years when his
health had declined, he found it very soothing to listen to classical music.
A private memorial service will be held later this fall. If you wish to send a contribution in Leonard's
name, please send to either: Jewish Museum of Maryland, attn. Tracey Dorfmann, 15 Lloyd St.,
Baltimore, Maryland, 21202 or Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Inc., attn. Advancement Office, 1212
Cathedral St., Baltimore, Maryland, 21201.

Funeral services are private

Arrangements by Sol Levinson. www.sollevinson.com

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