Frank Horovitz, age 90, died Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, in Marietta.
Frank was born in Pawtucket, R.I., to Sarah and Harry Horovitz on Jan. 12, 1926. He was a first-generation American, and he served proudly in the U.S. Navy during World War II on a destroyer escort in the North Africa campaign. At the end of the war, as the only Jewish crew member on his ship, he was asked to accept the surrender of a Nazi submarine. Frank was a chief medical technologist for all his career at the Osteopathic and Kent County hospitals in Rhode Island. He was loved by all he touched over his many years.
His first wife, Frances Horovitz, preceded him in death in 1986. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Maxine Torman Horovitz of Providence, R.I. Frank is also survived by his children, Steven Horovitz of Marietta and Linda Cohen of Amherst, Mass., as well as their spouses, Linda Horovitz and Kenneth Cohen. Frank had five grandchildren and their spouses: Eric Horovitz, Shelly and Evan Eisenstadt, Jared Horovitz, Dara Cohen and Barry Wohl, and Leah and Brian Evangelista. He also had two great-grandchildren, Layla Wohl and Lacy Eisenstadt.
A graveside service was held in Warwick, R.I., at Lincoln Park Cemetery, where Frank was laid to rest next to his first wife, Frances. Donations may be made to Weinstein Hospice. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.