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Fred Horwitz

HORWITZ FRED M. 86, Musicologist, originally from Coatesville, PA and more recently of Philadelphia, passed away peacefully at Atria Center City on May 10, 2021. He was predeceased by his loving, supportive parents Ezril and Gertrude Horwitz. Survived by his caring and devoted sister Susan Horwitz Goldberg, Allan M. Horwitz, Esquire, Dr. Rudy Horwitz and brother-in-law Sherwood (Woody) Goldberg. It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of our beloved, very uniquely talented brother, who was a well-admired Musicologist, Violinist, Teacher of many close friends on the violin, as he shared with much delight his amazing knowledge of classical and motion picture music and backgrounds on famous actors and actresses. Over the years, Fred owned and operated a video recording enterprise for attorneys, was a most valued research director and music coordinator for the 'Mike Douglas Show' when it was performed live from Philadelphia. He also was very proud of his award-winning shih tzu puppies he raised. His international friends included the world reknowned flutists Sir James and Jeannie Galway and Eamonn Lenihan, freelance radio broadcaster and producer in Ireland with whom he shared much about music and delightful 'Irish Humor' along with his joy in speaking with an 'Irish Brogue', whose accent entertained many over dinners with many valued friends of all walks of life. Interment was private. Donations can be sent in tribute to Fred's legacy and love of music to the Curtis Institute of Music at 1726 Locust St., Phila. PA 19103 for the 'Ezril and Gertrude Horwitz Piano Master Class' endowed series. www.levinefuneral.com
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