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Harry Leibowitz

Harry Martin Leibowitz

April 23, 1943 - February 8, 2021
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Service Details

  • Service

    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 | 2:30pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 10th, 2021 2:30pm
    Location
    Private
    Address
    Private
  • Shiva

    Location
    Virtual shiva and memorial service
    Address
    via Zoom
    Notes
    A virtual shiva service will be open to all who wish to attend on Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. An informal memorial and celebration of Harry’s life will occur immediately following Wednesday’s shiva services. Please remain on the Zoom meeting if you’d like to participate.

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Donations

Donations are being accepted for:
American Heart Association - Memorial Tributes and Processing Center

4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979

Jewish National Fund - Trees for Israel

78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

Obituary

Harry Martin Leibowitz, of Reisterstown, MD, passed away peacefully at the age of 77 on Monday, February 8th, 2021, surrounded by his beloved wife of 43 years, Deborah Leibowitz (nee Studnitz) and his children, Janice Mace and Louis Leibowitz. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Andrew Mace and Robert Wilkins-Mace. He was predeceased by his cherished parents, Ethel and Louis Leibowitz.

Harry strongly valued family, friendship, and being of service to others. His life has also been blessed with an abundance of extended family and friends who cared for him deeply and are a tremendous comfort and support during this difficult time. Those who knew Harry will remember him for his passion for disability awareness and accessibility, his love of cars and computers, his enthusiasm for shopping and the art of haggling, and his dynamic storytelling. Harry was hard working and in his free time enjoyed travel, reading, all things Star Trek, and delighting all with his quirky sense of humor.

Funeral services and interment are private on Wednesday, February 10. A recording of the service will be uploaded to this web page by Thursday. A virtual shiva service will be open to all who wish to attend on Wednesday, February 10th and Thursday, February 11th at 7:00 p.m. An informal memorial and celebration of Harry’s life will occur immediately following Wednesday’s shiva services. Please remain on the Zoom meeting if you’d like to participate.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the American Heart Association - Memorial Tributes and Processing Center, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979 or Jewish National Fund - Trees for Israel, 78 Randall Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570. Click web links for online donation options.
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Maury & Jenny Leibowitz

Posted at 10:04am
I was truly sorry to learn of Harry's passing. He and I had lost touch over the years, but I had just had a long conversation with him last year. We reminisced about the old times, and laughed over all the family times and issues. Our prayers are with the family. Always remember the good times!
RZ

Ruth Zlotowitz

Posted at 01:13pm
My condolences to all of Harry’s family and friends. Harry and I worked together at the Social Security Administration nearly 50 years ago. He was such a stand-out that he’s on my “people I’ll never forget” list. His big smile and big personality lit up the room and made every day a good day. I smile just thinking about him. I hope your memories of him will brighten your days.
CS

Carol and Mike Schneider

Posted at 04:25pm
Dear Debbie and Family. We are so sorry to learn of Harry's passing. What a gentleman. Incredibly knowledgeable, personable and certainly a mensch. When catching up, he was always proud to talk of family. When talking business, it was clear that he was always looking out for the safety of our cars, but more important, of our family members. To see that he listed us on the Mr. Tire computer as "friends and family" is a true statement of how he looked after those he served at work and how he looked upon our family. We hope that your memories are a source of comfort and that his memory is your blessing.
MW

Marlene Wolff-Solomon

Posted at 11:44am
Dear Debbie & Family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. Harry was a wonderful person and we enjoyed speaking with him whenever he called the office. May your happy memories sustain you during this difficult time and may he rest in peace.
With deepest sympathy,
Marlene & Bruce Solomon & employees of Solomon Plumbing, Heating & Air :-(
EJ

Eric & JoAnn

Posted at 09:35pm
Debbie, Janice, Louis,

With saddened hearts, we extend our condolences to you and your family. May the spirit of the great man known as Harry live on for time immemorial! Way larger in life than most mere mortals, one can only feel blessed to know the essence of Harry's true soul, LOVE! We will miss his smile, humor, wit and honesty! Harry defined what it meant to be a 'mensch'! To live life as Harry lived should be an inspiration to all who knew him! Rest in peace, sweet man!

Eric & JoAnn
SM

Shelley and Laszlo Trazkovich, M.D.

Posted at 03:11pm
Debbie and Family,
We were so sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. We really missed out on a great neighbor who had some similar interests (I.e. Star Trek, disability issues, tires). Maybe we didn’t meet because we already had a Tire business in the family (Plotkin’s Tires). Harry was obviously a great guy. May you find comfort to ease your loss. You have plenty of neighbors here at the end of the Court ready to help if possible.
RW

Roz Weiner

Posted at 12:02pm
Dear Debbie,
My sincere condolences to you anf your family . Hoping all his memorues will foreever bring a smlie to you faces.
BDE
SG

Susan Glasser

Posted at 10:45am
Dear Debbie and family, so sorry to hear about Harry’s passing. Sending prayers to help comfort you at this time.
PJ

Peter V Herrera, Jr.

Posted at 10:32am
Harry thanks for your wonderful, resourceful, dedicated work and all the great memories at SSA. God bless and keep your family safe. Keep smiling my friend!
IV

Ira Varhaftik

Posted at 10:36pm
I was saddened to read of Harry’s passing. He and my father worked together at Ezrine Auto Centers in the 70s and 80s. I spent a few days working for Harry too. He was a gentle man who loved to tell stories and carried a conversation easily. I saw him over the last 18+ years in Reisterstown, at Mr Tire, Giant and other places. We were even living in the same neighborhood. May he Rest In Peace and the wonderful memories be a comfort during this difficult time.
HC

Harry Chase

Posted at 08:30pm
Harry was a great City College class mate and was so involved with the June 61 class and our fifth year reunion the committee will miss him and his hard work
EP

Eileen and Mark Pelovitz

Posted at 07:09pm
Dear Debbie, Janice, Louis and family,
We were so sad to hear of Harry's passing. I had run into him at a pharmacy several weeks ago and we talked for a short time. He was a wonderful guy who always had a smile on his face. We can understand the loss you are feeling as I lost my brother Steve two weeks ago. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
CW

Clifton S. Williams

Posted at 06:30pm
Harry was a true gentlemen and a good friend. He was one of the nicest men i have ever met. I met him at Mr. Tire. His smile, knowledge, professionalism and genuine good nature will be missed. We forged over a 25 year friendship. He was so kind to me and my family. He always took the time to make you feel special. He is a man of integrity and honesty those qualities are hard to come by in this world today. I will miss him. Heaven is truly getting a giant of a true man and an angel. I will miss him.
MG

Mark Goldman

Posted at 05:53pm
To Janice and family,
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May he rest in peace.
RM

Rona Styar Michelson

Posted at 05:00pm
I am so sorry to read about Harry’s passing. What a nice guy. Last time I saw him was at Danny Scherr’s funeral.May he Rest In Peace.
BL

Bonnie L.

Posted at 05:00pm
Dear Janice, Robert, Andrew and family,
My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time. I was so sorry to read about your father and grandfather’s passing. From his obituary, it sounds like he was a funny and warm person. May his memory be for a blessing. May all of those great memories and laughs get you through the feelings and pain.
SD

Stephen M David

Posted at 04:44pm
We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Harry was the ultimate mensh! Whenever I needed a car service or tires, Harry was always at the ready to help in any way. One time when I needed service and my vehicle was going to be in the shop for the day (before Uber!), Harry let me borrow his car to drive myself home and return it when our vehicle service was complete. Harry will be missed as the ultimate neighbor, Mr. Tire extraordinaire and being such a caring and selfless individual. Thoughts and prayers to all of Harry's family, and may his memory be a blessing.
LH

Lou and Candice Honick

Posted at 03:53pm
Uncle Harry was a true mensch in every sense of the word. I wish I would have had a chance to see him more recently. I'm a better person for having known him my entire life. The stories during the funeral service brought tears to my eyes remembering what a wonderful and unique person Harry was. Debbie, Janice, and Louis -- Candice and I are so sorry for your loss. Harry's passing has left a hole in all our hearts that won't heal, but over time will be filled with the joy of his memories.
MS

Minnie and Ed Skinner

Posted at 03:13pm
Dear Debbie, Janice, and Louis,
Harry was a wonderful man...always made me smile! So sorry for your loss. May his memory always be a blessing. Sending love and wishes for your continued strength as you move forward.
Love,
Cousins Minnie and Ed
DC

Deborah Cook

Posted at 03:07pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. He was a sweetheart, a very kind man at mr. Tire. Sending all my love hugs and prayers. May he rest in peace
FS

Florence and Bob Scheiner

Posted at 02:07pm
Dear Debbie, Janice, Louis, Andrew and Robert,
There are no words to express the sadness of the loss of Harry. He was the little brother I never had growing up and we have wonderful memory stories. Harry grew up to be a very special man indeed. Our family truly loved him because he cared about all of us. We loved his humor and calls about our home safety devices. He was a good friend and a great sport in many ways. We will all miss him very much. You can be comforted by the knowledge that you shared your life with a truly kind and wonderful man. All our love, Florence and Bob Scheiner.
RT

Rafael Torres

Posted at 01:56pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Condolences from Patricia Lamond and Rafael Torres, friends and colleagues at the Social Security Administration.
BA

Baltimore City College Alumni Association

Posted at 01:35pm
To all who mourn for
Harry Martin Leibowitz
the Officers and Board of the
Baltimore City College Alumni Association
extend their condolences.
LC

LINDA AND HARRY CHUPNICK

Posted at 01:09pm
Dear Debbie,
We are so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. Our sincere condolences to you and your family.
EZ

Ella Zilberman

Posted at 12:55pm
I am very sorry for your loss
RG

Richard Gershberg

Posted at 12:03pm
Dear Family of Harry,
Your Husband, Father and Grandfather was a man of great integrity and understanding. He had compassion and a true desire not just to sell but to help and solve problems. He and others of his generation defined customer service in ways that many do not understand and appreciate today. If you were his friend, and that was easy to become, he would try to help and he would enlist others in his network, like me, to assist whomever came to him with a problem, many that had nothing to do with automobiles. It was a privilege to be part of his "team."

Rick Gershberg
MS

Michael & Suzanne Scheiner

Posted at 11:47am
Dear Cousins Leibowitz:

Harry was larger than life in many respects. I always knew he had the answers and was fully versed in most worldly matters, especially the Government and Automobiles! Deeply caring toward so many people that i personally witnessed in the tire/repair store. Politically savvy and a voice you cannot forget. Harry was "out there" all the time. Having the blessing of him teaching me about tires and repairs; and of course giving me and my family the extra special care and treatment, was always a learning experience. I witnessed Harry being very direct and honest with all customers that came in for his advice and counsel. Harry was always true to his word and worked diligently to help every person who was in the store footing the big car repair bills. He understood the costs and the impact on others and did his best to soften the invoice pain by giving that "Harry Outstanding Service". I truly think Harry liked the car world more than the Government world. I always new of Harry's commitment to excellence in his prior Social Security Administration position as he was so into the IT set up world that he once told me he worked round the clock to make it work for all. This thread of working to help others and earning a living to support his family was a testament to his energy to help others. As a second cousin, it is not always easy to connect but Harry was different in so many ways and was always open to speaking with me about so many different topics. At times i just assumed he was a walking library of knowledge. Always open to meeting and speaking with people was his strength no matter the outcome. Caring and considerate and a man of so many gadgets, it was always so interesting to see the newest item or at least hear about it. I know that the incredible number of good deeds Harry performed will be the shining stars on his coat in the heavenly sphere. We here in Florida send the deepest sympathy to Debbie, Janice & Louis and the Grandchildren. May the Almighty comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. My you only have smicha's going forward and may the great memories keep you in the days ahead. With love and Blessings to All. Michael & Suzanne Scheiner
AF

Alison Fruman

Posted at 11:33am
Janice, I am so sorry for your loss. Please send my condolences to your family.
DH

Dan n and Sandi Honick

Posted at 11:32am
Dan and I are broken hearted that our good friend and Dan’s longtime friend Harry has passed away. We go back50 years when Harry was an usher in our wedding. When our kids were little we went to Ocean city together. Harry and Dan were in auxiliary Police together! The four of us went to Myrtle Beach together and boy! Did Harry like to shop! Currently before COVID, we went and met them in Fort Lauderdale in their time share and really had a blast together! Harry loved to shop at the Galleria! We ate at his favorite place the Palm for dinner. He loved a good steak! And only a wedge of lettuce!
They came down to Naples to visit and our son and family took all four of us out to dinner! Debbie is so dear to me I pray God gives her strength through this grieving time! Rest In Peace our dearest friend!Dan and Sandi z
JC

Judy and Larry Campf

Posted at 11:23am
What a mentsch! So nice and his knowledge was without bounds. Always had a smile and a joke or anecdote. Set me up with new tires just a few weeks ago. He was truly "Mr. Tire". Sincerest condolences to his family.
SM

Sheila Mentz

Posted at 11:10am
Dear Debbie,
I was so sorry to read of the passing of your beloved husband, Harry. My deepest and most heartfelt sympathy. May the memories that you have be a comfort to you.
LQ

Lisa Quigg

Posted at 11:08am
My deepest sympathies - I knew Harry as a customer at Mr.Tire - I always knew if he was there I would be treated fairly and like I was family. I will surely miss his robust personality and kindness. I am truly sorry to his family and close friends for such a loss . Blessing cherish the memories.
PB

Patti Butler

Posted at 11:05am
I am so sorry for the loss of a sweet man. I’ve been going to Harry at Mr Tire for many many years. He was always so helpful and kind. He took good care of me as well as my kids and anyone I sent to him. We enjoyed talking about travel as well. I will surely miss this dear man.
MW

Marilyn Weisman

Posted at 10:57am
Dear Debbie:
Please accept our condolences on Harry's passing. We only met Harry one time, and that was at the
Spector Family Reunion in 2010. He will always be remembered for doing an amazing job. He was a real mensch. May his memory be a blessing.

Cousins Marilyn & Gil Weisman
Lutz, FL


IE

Irv Elhai

Posted at 10:56am
I knew Harry from Mr. Tire while servicing all of my vehicles. He was always friendly, courteous, respectful but always had a big smile on his face and was funny too.
I will sorely miss him as a kind human being and business friend.

My condolences to his family and may he rest in peace.
MK

Mona and Russ Kaufman

Posted at 10:49am
Debbie,
I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing. I remember when you would bring in all the miscellanous stuff he would acquire at trade shows and lay it all out for the staff to pick through! May his memory be for a blessing.
NJ

Norris and Janice

Posted at 10:33am
Dear Debbie, Janice and Louis,

We were heartbroken to learn about Harry's passing. We remember Harry as a very good neighbor and a kind and amusing person. Our thoiughts and prayers are with you.
ST

Scott Toback

Posted at 10:30am
I worked at mr.tire for 17 years with Harry. He always had a smile a friendly handshake and kind words. He work ethic was inspiration to many people. A true Gentleman or you could say a real mensch. You will be missed by many and your memory cherished by all who either meet or knew you.
SN

Steven Nachman

Posted at 09:54am
What a shock. I loved Harry and cherished while dreading his appointments with me. He was one of a kind and his unique personality made him a friend to all. I met him when my car battery died on a Saturday afternoon and he went out of his way to help me. We have been friends ever since and I have a note to call him for service for my car. I trusted him completely. My heart goes out to Janice and his family. He will be missed by us all.
SM

Sharon Mond

Posted at 09:34am
Dear Debbie, Janice, and Louis,
I was so sorry to read of Harry's passing. Though it has been many years since we have seen each other, I remember. I hope that the love of family and friends and the beautiful memories you have together will bring you comfort.
RS

Ruth and Marty Schnitzer

Posted at 09:14am
Dear Debbie and Family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Harry was a kind and gentle person. He was also a very caring individual. May the wonderful memories you have be a living memorial to him. May his memory be for a blessing and may he RIP.
A

Ally and Arno Subock

Posted at 08:57am
Harry was a wonderfuf friend, coworker and person. He was generous and loyal and would do anything for another in need. He spoke words of kindness to us when we were in need and was a comfort and reliable while working side by side! He will be remembered daily for all that he was and will always be. He is strongly missed! Hugs and condolences to his family where his absence is surely felt the most. Prayers and fond thoughts always,
Ally and Arno Subock
MB

Marc & Theresa Bass

Posted at 08:37am
Debbie and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. We have been neighbors for 31 years. Please accept our condolences and prayers for Harry and family.
LC

lee Cohen

Posted at 08:29am
To the family, We have never met but Harry spoke of his family often. Harry has taken care of me and my family for more years than I can think . He was one of the nicest and kindest people I have ever met. I looked forward to seeing him.
Mr. Tire will never be the same. RIP my friend.
LF

Linda Freud

Posted at 07:52am
I am very sad to read this. I knew Harry many years ago at SSA. Although we rarely ran into each other since, whenever we saw each other, that smile was always present. May your loving memories help to ease your sadness.
PB

Phil and Monica Brumagin

Posted at 07:30am
Sad to hear of the passing of our neighbor Harry. So sorry for your loss. Harry will be missed in the neighborhood. Our thoughts and prayers go out his family at this difficult time.
JC

Joel and Betty (Strauss) Canfield

Posted at 12:03am
Dear Debbie, Janice and Louis, We are very sad to learn this news about Harry. I (Betty) will always remember the fun we had when we were kids. We both remember how much fun it was to see see Harry many times around the neighborhood, in Lenny’s, the Giant and other places.
SP

Susan Pelovitz

Posted at 11:34pm
Debbie and family,. I am so very sorry to hear about Harry's passing. Sending you my sincere condolences. Cherish the many wonderful memories you have shared through the years and he will live on forever in your hearts.
SP

Sonel Friedman ( Popel)

Posted at 10:24pm
Debbie, Janice, Louis,

I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May his memory be a blessing.
SB

Sheldon J Braffman

Posted at 10:15pm
D

Dena

Posted at 09:08pm
Debbie, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember when you and Harry met.
RT

Randi and Brad (Dlin) Trellis

Posted at 08:45pm
So very sorry to see this. Harry was a good man. We will miss seeing him. May his memory always be for a blessing. We are here if you need anything!
A

Adrienne Blumberg

Posted at 08:32pm
Dear Debbie, Janice and Louis
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Harry. I will always remember his sharing of computer knowledge. He helped us when we really needed it. Cherish the good memories.
HF

Harriet and Fred Fribush

Posted at 08:11pm

Dear Debbie Janice and Louis
So sorry for your loss. May the support and love of your family and friends comfort you during this difficult time.


FG

Fran Goldberg

Posted at 08:08pm
Dear Debbie and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Harry's passing and extend my deepest sympathy. May his memory be for a blessing.
JS

Jeffrey stern

Posted at 08:04pm
Sorry for your loss. Sheri and I had fond memories of Harry. I would see him at his second home Mr Tire. We would talk about cars and his love of going to malls. The more unique the better.
SF

Sara Fort

Posted at 07:58pm
Dear Debbie, Janice, and Louis,
So sorry to hear of Harry’s passing, condolences to the family and many friends who will miss him. Harry was always full of smiles and stories. He took great care of my car and made sure I was safe. May his memory be a blessing.
SF

sherri fox

Posted at 07:47pm
Debbie, Janice and Louis
So sorry for your loss. May your memories bring you comfort.
BL

Becky Lavon

Posted at 07:40pm
Debbie, Janice and Louis,
I am so so sorry for your loss. Harry was a wonderful guy.
D

Domenic

Posted at 07:18pm
Separately, my condolences to the family through this difficult time.
DC

Domenic Catalfamo

Posted at 07:13pm
I had the pleasure of working with Harry for years and he very easily made an impact on my life. He was an incredible human being; I recall his boundless energy and passion for anything he did. He would describe his love of classic automobiles (and so many stories of him driving them), his passion for technology...every year he'd attend CES and come back with endless stories in such passionate detail. He always had extra drinks in his lunch box for anyone, and would always offer them...I believe he would have given me the shirt off his back if he felt I needed it more. He is a Mensch in every sense of the word.
CS

Charlene Schimberg

Posted at 06:21pm
Dear Debbie, Janice & Louis,
My deepest sympathy to all of you on the untimely loss of Harry. He was one of the good guys and he will be missed. I hope all your memories help you through this difficult time.
AA

Arlene Abramson

Posted at 06:07pm
Dear Debbie and Family,
I want to offer my heartfelt condolences on the passing of Harry. His picture captures the smiling, outgoing personality and friendly nature he always exhibited. I know he will be missed by all of you. May you know of no more sorrows.
S

Shelly and Mike Cohen

Posted at 05:33pm
So saddened to hear of the passing of our old friend Harry. He was a dear support for many years. Our condolences to Debbie Janice and Louis.
MK

Merle and Richard Kierson

Posted at 05:30pm
Dear Debbie, Janice and Louis,

We are so sorry to hear of Harry's untimely passing. Our hearts go out to all of you at this difficult time. We hope the good memories will sustain you now and in the future.
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