Lester Horwitz

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Obituaries

Virginia Beach—Lester Horwitz passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at the age of 99.

He was born April 11, 1923 in New York, the son of Sylvia and Saul Horwitz (of blessed memory). Lester earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from New York University and his J.D. from the University of Missouri.

Lester excelled as both a world- renowned international patent attorney and as a chemist who patented many of his own ideas. He authored the leading treatises Patent Office Rules and Practice (LexisNexis, 13 Vols) and Horwitz on Patent Litigation (LexisNexis, 3 Vols) and was the editor of Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation (LexisNexis, 7 Vols).

In 1946, Lester married the love of his life, Barbara Goldstein Horwitz (of blessed memory). Together, they celebrated 72 years of love and commitment to each other and their family.

Lester is survived by his children, Ethan Horwitz and Gloria Kindman, Abbey Horwitz and Brenda Horwitz; his grandchildren, Jessica and Jason Fruithandler, Matthew Horwitz and Anu Shrestha, Emily and Dan McGuinness, Norah Horwitz, Shayna Horwitz, and Jonathan Horwitz; and his great grandchildren, Liba Fruithandler, Micah Fruithandler, Hadar Fruithandler, and Shreyan Horwitz.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Altmeyer Funeral Home. A graveside service took place at Princess Anne Memorial Gardens in Virginia Beach.

Donations can be made to the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (https://www.jewishva.org/) or to Dorot in NYC (http://dorotusa.org/).