Badonna R. Hurowitz

September 14, 1938February 3, 2021

Badonna R. Hurowitz of Bethesda, MD, passed away on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at the age of 82. Predeceased by her father, George Orenstein and mother, Pauline Blant Orenstein. Devoted mother of Peter Hurowitz and Aaron Hurowitz (Rebecca); loving sister of Jan Orenstein (Karen) and Kenneth Orenstein (Barbara Feibelman); cherished aunt to Joshua Orenstein (Jackie Greene), Abigail Orenstein, Matthew Orenstein (Kimberly Starbuck) and Clare Feiner (Jacob); and adoring grandmother of Danielle, Hannah, Lucy and Gus Hurowitz. Buffy, as she was known, was a fiercely loyal friend to her wide collection of friends, an avid reader, lifelong volunteer, and a lover of musical theatre. She graduated with a BA from Boston University and a MS in library sciences from Queens College (CUNY) before working at WGBH-Boston and NET, a predecessor to PBS. She spent the last twenty-five years of her career as the librarian at Bethesda’s Burning Tree Elementary School. Funeral services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to PJ Library ( or The National Building Museum ( Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care and Sugarman-Sinai Memorial Chapel.


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