Edsel F. “Eddie” Hurwitz
Edsel F. “Eddie” Hurwitz, 90, of Philipsburg, PA died Monday, February 16, 2015 at the Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College, PA.
Born on November 2, 1924 in Lock Haven, PA he was the son of the late Jacob and Ann (Finberg) Hurwitz. He married the former Marjorie Kantar on December 22, 1953 in Harrisburg, PA. She survives at home.
Mr. Hurwitz was a member of the former Sons of Israel Congregation in Philipsburg, PA and was a U.S. Army veteran of W.W. II. He was a member of the AMVETS, Post # 159; The American Legion John Ashley Dennis Post # 437; and a life member of the B.P.O. Elks # 1173, all of Philipsburg, PA. He was also a member of the Isaac Kantar B’nai Brith Lodge in Clearfield, PA.
Mr. Hurwitz loved Philipsburg and its residents. He did a lot for other people from the goodness of his heart, not for recognition. He was an outstanding member of the Moshannon Valley Economic Development Partnership and, along with Luther Warsing, was one of the managers of the Mid State Airport for many years.
After his discharge from the Army he returned to Philipsburg to work in his family’s furniture and hardware stores. Thereafter, he and his brother, Alfred, formed Hurwitz Brothers, a real estate development company in Philipsburg.
He was a 1943 graduate of the Philipsburg High School and had attended Penn State.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred B. Hurwitz.
Along with his wife, he is survived by a daughter Ilene Hurwitz Schwartz & her husband Louis of Pittsburgh, PA. Mr. Hurwitz is also survived by a grandson, Benjamin A. Schwartz of Pittsburgh, who is currently a junior at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.
The funeral will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the Beezer-Heath Funeral Home in Philipsburg, PA with Rabbi David Ostrich, officiating. Burial will be at the Sons of Israel Congregation Cemetery in Philipsburg, PA.
Visitation will be from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Mr. Hurwitz was a devout family man and will be remembered for the following quote, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow a mystery, and today is a gift. That is why they call it the present.”
Friends may sign the online guestbook at beezerheathfh.com