Donald Stanley Horowitz


Donald Stanley Horowitz passed away peacefully from COVID-19 at Rhode Island Hospital on February 11, 2021, a day shy of his 90th birthday. He will be remembered as a happy, sweet and loving man who was a devoted husband and father, and a doting grandfather.
He is survived by Dorothy, his wife of 68 years, along with his sons Bruce and his fiancé Jane, Sandy and his wife Ellen, and grandchildren Andrew and his wife Abigail, Zachary and his wife Alison, Mitchell, Bradley, and great grandson Jordan. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Shirley Kirsh. He was predeceased by his sister Lenore Howard.
The son of Rachael and Jack, Donald was born on February 12, 1931 in the Bronx, New York. He graduated from Syracuse University, where he met Dorothy.
While he was serving in the U.S. Army in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, he and Dorothy took advantage of a three-day pass and were married. As newlyweds, Donald was stationed in Germany where Dorothy joined him and they began their life together. Before coming home they travelled together throughout Europe. Fifty years later, their marriage was featured in the Providence Journal with a photo from the nuptials.
Upon returning, the couple settled in Providence, where he became a CPA and a partner with the accounting firm Laventhal & Horwath. After L&H he maintained a private accounting and tax practice advising small businesses and individuals. Additionally he served on corporate boards of directors.
He and Dorothy ran a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod, where they enjoyed welcoming guests from all over the world. This house was also the site of annual family vacations. A highlight was Donald’s famous blueberry pancakes. He enjoyed tennis and played well into his 80s.
Donald suffered from Alzheimer’s during his later years. Fortunately the progression was slow. With Dorothy’s loving care, they enjoyed one another’s companionship until the very end of his life.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a memorial will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America or Temple Beth-El of Providence.

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