Barbara Goldstein Horwitz

by | Jun 7, 2019 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Barbara Horwitz passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the age of 92.

She was born December 6, 1926 in Queens N.Y., 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.

A life together filled with children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Over the years they travelled 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, 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.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home. A graveside service took place at Princess Anne Memorial Gardens. Donations can be made to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater or to Dorot in NYC at