Theodore Herman Horwitz

July 7, 1941January 2, 2013

Theodore H. Horwitz, 71, of Sunset Beach, NC passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, following a brief illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife and devoted daughters. Born in Gloversville, NY, Ted attended the University of Rochester, where he met his beloved wife, Crystal. After attending Cornell for his Masters of Public Health and Masters of Hospital Administration, he moved to Middletown, CT to become Director of Planning and subsequently, Vice President of Middlesex Memorial Hospital. Ted went on to lead an illustrious, and often times controversial, 17 year career as President and CEO of MidState Medical Center. Regarded as a visionary, he ended his career with the completion of the state of the art facility in Meriden, CT. Ted’s passion for golf and fishing led him to Sea Trail Plantation in Sunset Beach, where he and his wife, Crys ultimately retired in 1999. He loved watching the New York Giants and was a huge Disney fan, both of which earned him the nickname “Grumpy” Grampa by his grandchildren – an affection in which he reveled. He was predeceased by his son, Teddy, and his parents Reina and Charles. Surviving are his wife of 47 years, Crystal Martin Horwitz; daughter Reina Horwitz Selby, husband Stephen and grandchildren, Sara and Anna; daughter Anya Horwitz Lyons, husband Patrick and grandchildren, Jack and Grace; granddaughter Alexandra Horwitz and her parents, daughter-in-law, Cindy Horwitz and Danny Sullivan; brother Richard W. Horwitz, wife Sandra and nephew and nieces, Marc Horwitz, wife Lisa, Stacey Horwitz and Ann Cox; sister-in-law Pam Racow, husband Bill, and nephew Adam Racow and wife Lessa. A memorial service will be held in Meriden, CT at a later date. An online guestbook is available at Memorials may be sent in memory of Ted to MidState Medical Center c/o Development Fund, 435 Lewis Avenue, Meriden, CT 06451 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O.Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01212


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Lou Annino

January 19, 2013

Crystal and family: Ted was one of bright lights that we remember from the Golden years at Middlesex.Thank you for sharing him with us. Lou & Carol Annino

January 15, 2013

Heartfelt Prayers to you and your family from the Johnson Family.I've known Mr Horwitz for quite some time and he was always very nice and respectful to myself as well as the staff at Sea Trail, Sincerely TJ Johnson.

January 14, 2013

Our hearts go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sheriff John W. Ingram,V
Brunswick County Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2013

Dear Crystal and family, Just reading an obituary and came across Teds. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of our times at Ona and starting our careers at Meriden-Wallingford , new grads. A time of sorrow but of great memories to sustain you. Peace to you in the days to come. Fondly, Joan(Charboneau) Santos. (Middlefield, CT)

Carol Beal

January 9, 2013

My heart goes out to you with the lose of your father.

Jim & Deb Jarzabek

January 8, 2013

Our Heartfelt prayers go out on behalf of the Horwitz Family. May God grace you with His peace during this time and always.

Frederick Morrison

January 8, 2013

The product of his vision, determination,realism,and sense of humor shine brightly today in the middle of The State!
But, for me, that bright shining is eclipsed by the memory of his passion

Kyum Pyun

January 7, 2013

Dear Crys; We were so very sorry to hear of Ted's passing. His vision for a new hospital in Meriden-Wallingford area which came to fruition in 1999 will be his legacy. He will always remembered for his gift to Meriden-Wallingford area that is Midstate Medical Center. It was my pleasure and honor to have been associated with Ted over the years at the hospital. We extend our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. He will be missed by all who knew him. Sincerely, Kyum & Gail Pyun

Michele Muraca Greco

January 7, 2013

I will never forget him. Love to all of you.

Susan DeFrancesco

January 7, 2013

To the entire Horwitz family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved husband and dad. He was a lovely man. Crystal, I remember you and Ted so well from Middlesex Hospital when we attended "Ona's" together and Ted was VP there. I will keep you all in my prayers. Sincerely, Sue (Thomas) DeFrancesco, Middletown, CT