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Roger A. Horwitz

April 2, 1945 ~ April 19, 2022 (age 77)


Roger Alan Horwitz, 77, loving father of Justin (Colleen) Horwitz and Todd (Kelly) Horwitz, cherished grandfather of Paisley and Ari Horwitz. Dear brother of the late Marc (Joan) Horwitz. Uncle to Margo, Steven (Nicole) and the late Jed Horwitz. Passed away on April, 19th 2022.

Roger was born in Cleveland, Ohio on April 2, 1945, to Moses “Bo” and Jane (Kohn) Horwitz. Roger was a proud Clevelander graduating from Cleveland Heights High School in 1963. Soon after Roger joined the United States Air Force, stationed in Maine serving as an Air Policeman and proud member of the “Loring Ramp Rats” until being honorably discharged in 1970.  

Roger returned to Cleveland earning a degree in social work from Cleveland State University. Roger found meaning in his social service work serving as a group home parent for the Jewish Children's Bureau, numerous children’s services positions with Bellefaire and as a drug and alcohol counselor/director in Mansfield, Ohio. Roger was especially active and engaged in the Cleveland Jewish community serving as the Assistant Director of the B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO/Greater Cleveland Council). In 1989 Roger relocated to Baltimore, Maryland for a unique job opportunity in the private sector which he remained at until he retired.  

In addition to being remembered as proud grandfather, avid reader, historian, and current events enthusiast, Roger was a scholar of a good comedian and the art of a well-crafted joke. Many would say Roger’s knack for humor, wit and a touch of quirkiness is what made him who he was. 

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Sunday, April 24, 2022, at Berkowitz-Kumin-Bookatz Memorial Chapel, 1985 South Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  Family and friends who are unable to attend the service may view it on Sunday, April 24 at 11 AM by going to BKBMC.COM scroll down to obituaries, select the obituary of Roger Horwitz, click on his obituary, scroll down to join live stream, click on join live stream. Beginning Monday, April 25, friends can view the service by going to YouTube under search enter Roger Horwitz Funeral Service. Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 South George Street, York, is in charge of local arrangements.

In lieu of flowers the family asks donations be made to Hospice Community Care, 235 Saint Charles Way, Suite 250, York PA 17402, the nonprofit agency who provided Roger phenomenal comfort care when he needed it the most.

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