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MELVIN HORWITZ


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MELVIN HORWITZ Obituary
MELVIN HORWITZ Melvin Horwitz, 78, passed away July 9, 2014, in Las Vegas. He was born Jan. 10, 1936, in Chicago, where he attended elementary school. He then moved to Gary, Ind. for high school. He was a proud Korean War veteran serving from 1955 to 1957. Mel graduated from pharmacy school at Purdue University in 1965 and had a long career as a pharmacist, including director of pharmacy at Gottlieb Hospital in Melrose Park, Ill. Mel was co-owner of four pharmacies in nursing homes and held various other retail pharmacist positions. He and his wife moved to Las Vegas in 1996, where Mel had 'the time of his life" living in Sun City Summerlin and enjoying his new friends, golf, dining, cruising, etc. He was preceded in death by his parents, Goldie and Harry; his brother, Gerald; and his nephew, Gregg. He is survived by his wife, of 55 years, Jane; son, Irwin (Sujin); daughter, Gail (Darrell) Grimmett; brother-in-law, Alan (June) Shulman; sister-in-law, Gloria (Shell) Scott; nephews, Alan (Cindy) Horwitz and Paul (Margaret) Horwitz; and many extended family members and treasured friends he considered his family. His courage and strength in dealing with his health problems was an inspiration to us all. "Rest in peace, Mel." In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the . Funeral services will be at noon Monday, July 14, at Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 1900 Veterans Memorial Drive, Boulder City.
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