Nathan A. Horowitz


Horowitz, Nathan A., 69, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Oak Hill Center in Pawtucket. Born in Providence, son of the late Jerome and Suzanne (Salti) Horowitz, he resided in Warwick for 12 years.  A New Englander at heart, Nathan also called the Boston area his home for many years.

Nathan was the devoted partner and best friend of Maureen Greene of Warwick.  He was also the dear brother of Betty Leef and her husband, Donald, of New Hampshire and the late Rochelle Horowitz.  He is survived by three nephews, a grandnephew, three grandnieces and a multitude of cousins.

Nathan was a graduate of Classical High School and Northwestern University, Class of ’73.  He was a Vietnam Era Navy veteran.  After his service, Nathan became an instructor for Honeywell, traveling worldwide for 15 years to teach system networking before retiring in 1992.  He actively pursued various business ventures, which included joining a group of entrepreneurs as a co-owner for a Voice-Tel franchise in Massachusetts.  Nathan was a dedicated volunteer for Jewish Big Brothers and Sisters in Boston for many years, receiving the “Big Brother of the Year” award.  He was also a proud recipient of the local Jefferson Award, an honor given to ordinary people who do extraordinary acts without the expectation of recognition. From an early age, Nathan knew that saving lives depended on the generosity of regular blood donors, and throughout his lifetime, he was an avid contributor. Traveling and learning about foreign cultures was another favorite pastime that started during his Honeywell days. More recently, while cruising he met and maintained friendships with fellow cruisers worldwide.

Graveside services and Shiva will be private, with burial in RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Nathan would like you to honor his memory by doing an unexpected and unsolicited act of kindness for someone else in his name.


  1. melvin e hanzel
    Jan 18, 2021

    I lived down the street from Nathan as a child and have fond memories of him he will be missed

  2. Linda Levitt
    Jan 18, 2021

    To my childhood friend, I am sad to hear of your passing.
    Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.
    With sincere sympathy!

  3. Jim and Sana Greene
    Jan 19, 2021

    Maureen and Betty – please accept our sincerest condolences on Nate’s passing. We have very fond memories of Nate. A kind and gentle man has left us all too soon -

  4. Dennis Stappas
    Jan 19, 2021

    Betty, You and I grew up and attended school together in Providence. I happened to read about your brother and am so sorry for your loss.

    • Betty Leef
      Jan 19, 2021

      Thank you Dennis. I definitely recall our school days together. Thank you for your note. Betty

  5. Betty and Don
    Jan 19, 2021

    Betty and Don , No works can express how sad it must be for you. Taken at such a young age. Thoughts and prayers with you both. He got his Angel wings and at peace. Take my dearest friend.

  6. Lynn Garber
    Jan 19, 2021

    Betty; good to hear from you but so sorry it was under these circumstances. My heart and love is with you .

  7. Liza Aguinaldo
    Jan 19, 2021

    My dearest Aunt Betty, I am saddened to hear that Uncle Nathan passed away. My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Keeping you in my warmest thoughts and prayers. Thinking of you with much love. Liza

  8. Elisabeth & Klaus
    Jan 21, 2021

    We met Nate and Maureen on a cruise in Europe some years ago and we have stayed in touch over the past few years.
    We still remember Nate as a friendly, empathic and interested person whom we could talk about anything. We will miss our friend deeply.
    Elisabeth & Klaus from Cologne / Germany

  9. Ida Bochner-Brown
    Jan 22, 2021

    Dear Betty,

    Our families were friends so long ago and we as children grew up knowing each other over the years. My brother still lives in RI and told me about Nathans passing. He was a wonderful person and I always recall his great sense of humor and passion for life. I know you will miss him …our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Treasure the good memories. He will be smiling diwn on you! Ida and Tom

  10. Linda (Perry) Weremay
    Jan 22, 2021

    Betty, it’s been over 50 years since we were neighbors and friends at Classical, but seeing Nathan’s picture in the Journal brought back so many memories. I am so sorry for your loss. Linda

  11. Stephanie Young
    Jan 26, 2021

    Dear Betty,

    I am deeply sorrowful to hear the very sad news of your beloved brother’s passing. I send warm and loving thoughts of peace and comfort to you and Don and your family. Please know that I keep you and your family in my prayers during this time of deep sadness. With great Sympathy, Stephanie

  12. Dick Saunders
    Feb 9, 2021

    Maureen, Sorry to hear about the passing of Nate. My condolences to you. – Dick Saunders

  13. Debbra Grossman
    Feb 9, 2021

    Deepest sympathy to the whole Leef family.

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