Published in The Washington Post from Sep. 27 to Sep. 28, 2020.
Terry Fred Horowitz
1933 - 2020
HOROWITZ Terry Fred , (Tevye Falk), 87, of the Washington Metropolitan Area,
passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020. His journey had been tragic in
recent years, with memory decline stealing his thunder, and finally COVID-19 taking
Terry was born in Washington, DC. to Mary and Harry Lou Horowitz on April 6, 1933.
He attended Coolidge High School (1951), and went on to earn several degrees in
Architecture, History and Congressional Studies at Catholic University and the
University of Maryland. His scholastic highlight was playing college basketball.
Terry was President and founder of the architectural firm, Horowitz-Seigel AIA, where
he thrived for over 35 years. His career started as an officer in the U.S. Navy. His
diverse ventures included authoring two biographies, "Merchant of Words" and "Imi"
(both available on Amazon) as well as contributing pieces to various publications,
such as the Washington Jewish Week. Not to be forgotten, Terry was the founding
President of the Maryland College of Art and Design. He truly was a Renaissance
Of his many accomplishments, his most cherished was his home of 50 years, which
he built himself. His wife, esteemed portrait painter, Judy, named the home "Elysium"
--- the Eternal Dwelling Place of the Good Souls of the Dead. It was, indeed,
Paradise, a place to which he has now, most certainly, returned.
His loving wife, Judy Edelstein Horowitz, his cherished partner for over 64 years,
survives Terry. Terry is also survived by his children: Mark (Loie), Erica (Marc), and
Evan (Heather); brother, Eddie (Judy); grandchildren, Erica's sons Michael and Joey,
and Evan's sons, Yosef (aka Jason) and Brandon; niece, Julie (Tonio); and nephew,
He is preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Harry Lou Horowitz, and his twin
daughters, prematurely lost at their birth.
A private service will be held at 12 noon on Thursday, October 1, 2020.
Upon request, Mark and Evan will share details for the virtual service directly.
Charitable service, in Terry's name, is most welcome and effective through the
exercise of your vote.
As Yom Kippur approaches, and the Book of Life is sealed in the coming days, we
know that our fate is richer for having journeyed in his midst, and that his place is now
upon his throne in the Kingdom of Elysium.
Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.