Bernard Howard/Horwitz

Bernard Howard/Horwitz

Male 1924 - 1983  (58 years)

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  • Name Bernard Howard/Horwitz 
    Born 16 Sep 1924  Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 1983  Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dave Howard's notes:

      Notes for BERNARD HOWARD:

      My Uncle Bernie was always a loving uncle. He always treated me as an idividual and not as a little kid. He would talk my dad, Harry, into going fishing and I got to go along.

      One of my favorite memories of an exciting experience with him was when I was about 8 he and I had to find our way from El Monte, CA to the Silver Lake District of Los Angeles. It was a family get together at my mother's sister's, Loretta's, home. Bernie had never been there. I had been there once. I was his guide. He was patient and loving all the way and we arrived.

      Bernie served in the Navy during World War II on board a ship as a baker. He saw combat action and was wounded in the leg. He was a great Navy man and had an amazing number of tattoos. We children loved to see them. They were colorful but the coup de grace were the hinges on the insides of his elbows.

      From time to time he and Harry would be in business together. Gas station, auto parts, and used industrial equipment dealilng.

      When he and Marie moved from Chicago they first lived upstairs in the house next door to us. He finally bought a home in Azuza, CA where they lived for many years.

      I remember when both Alan J. and Martin were born. They were the light of his life.

      Bernie and Marie divorced. Bernie and Barbara fell in love and married. She had been Harry's secretary (now they are called aministrative assistants) at his machinery dealership.

      Bernie and Barbara built a successful heavy machinery dealership buisiness. He told me the secret to his success was to make 1% on every deal. He would hold up one finger and give me a wink when he said that because we both knew that 1% to him neans 100%.

      Bernie was always a heavy smoker. He would tell us that it was a great pleasure and was not harmful. Perhaps the smoking contributed to his pancreatic cancer. They operated on him but to no avail. When he knew he only had a few months left he bought a motor home. He and Barbara spent his last days driving around together and visiting friends and relatives.

      He came to Saratoga, CA and visited me and my family.

      He died way too early.

      Following is his Social Security Record
      Bernard HOWARD
      Birth Date: 16 Sep 1924
      Death Date: Jun 1983
      Social Security Number: 345-14-6766
      State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Illinois

      Death Residence Localities
      ZIP Code: 91745
      Localities: City Of Industry, Los Angeles, California
      Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, California
      Industry, Los Angeles, California
      La Puente, Los Angeles, California

      Death Benefit Localities
      Zip Code: 91745
      Localities: City Of Industry, Los Angeles, California
      Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, California
      Industry, Los Angeles, California
      La Puente, Los Angeles, California

    Person ID I667  Complete
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2009 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Bernard Howard/Horwitz 

    Father Abe Rafael Horwitz/Gurevich/Gurvich,   b. 18 Jan 1880, Horwitz Family Residence, Rezekne, Latgale, Latvia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1946, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Rose Segal,   b. 13 Nov 1893, Rakov, Minsk, Belarus Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1945, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 1918  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Abe, Harry and Rose
    Abe, Harry and Rose
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Marie Ann Morelli,   b. Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 8 Jun 1946  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Martin John Howard,   b. 19 Jan 1954, Azuza, Los Angeles County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 2008, Mr. Shasta City, Siskiyou, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Photos
    Harry, Mary, Marie and Bernie at Palmer House in Chicago
    Harry, Mary, Marie and Bernie at Palmer House in Chicago
    The are celebrating Harry's discharge from the Navy
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2008 
    Family ID F19  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbara Jean Bryant,   b. 18 Apr 1927, Sand Springs, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2005, Chino, San Bernardino, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 21 May 1965  Riverside, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Per marriage record Bernie was age 40 and Barbara was age 38. They were married in county on 21 May 1965
    Photos
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    Bernie and Barbara Howard came to Saratoga in 1983 when Bernie was dying of pancreatic cancer and visited with Dave Howard and family.
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    This Photo had been posted at Ancestry.com
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F378  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1924 - Mt. Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1946 - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 May 1965 - Riverside, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 1983 - Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles County, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George, Harry and Bernie Horwitz (Top Down)
    George, Harry and Bernie Horwitz (Top Down)
    Bernie Howard as teenager. He looks a lot like Stuart Dorin!
    Bernie Howard as teenager. He looks a lot like Stuart Dorin!
    Bernie Howard (nee Horwitz) in Navy uniform. He was a baker. He received a purple heart for bullet wound in his leg. He had some great tatoos, e.g. hinges on the insides of his elbows. (DH)
    Bernie Howard (nee Horwitz) in Navy uniform. He was a baker. He received a purple heart for bullet wound in his leg. He had some great tatoos, e.g. hinges on the insides of his elbows. (DH)
    Bernie Howard in Uniform
    Bernie Howard in Uniform
    Rose Segal Horwitz and her son Bernie Howard (nee Horwitz)
    Rose Segal Horwitz and her son Bernie Howard (nee Horwitz)
    Bernie & Marie Howard wedding party- Harry Howard on far right
    Bernie & Marie Howard wedding party- Harry Howard on far right
    Harry and Mary Horwitz with Marie and Bernie Horwitz in Chicago - celebrating Harry's discharge from the Navy.
    Harry and Mary Horwitz with Marie and Bernie Horwitz in Chicago - celebrating Harry's discharge from the Navy.
    Bernie and Barbara Howard with friends Tony and ?. Bernie is on Right and Barbara is next to him.
    Bernie and Barbara Howard with friends Tony and ?. Bernie is on Right and Barbara is next to him.
    Bernie Howard Face
    Bernie Howard Face
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    Bernie and Barbara Howard
    Bernie and Barbara Howard came to Saratoga in 1983 when Bernie was dying of pancreatic cancer and visited with Dave Howard and family.
    Bernie Howard in the Navy
    Bernie Howard in the Navy
    Uncle Bernie was a cook when he sailed on board ships. He did carry a pistol when in dangerous situations. He was wounded with a gun shot in the calf of one of his legs. He had fun and interesting tattoos that were the trademark of the Navy in those days.

    Documents
    History of Horwitz Surname
    History of Horwitz Surname
    Article on Horwitz Surname by Dr. Alexander Beider