Rita Tepper Horowitz, 89, of Livingston died Feb. 24, 2019. She was born in Newark.
Mrs. Horowitz was a realtor in Millburn for over 50 years.
She graduated from Columbia High School in Maplewood and earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Syracuse University.
She welcomed and supported recent Russian immigrants in the community, and participated in a host of community organizations, including the Essex County Soup Kitchen, the Bobrow Kosher Food Pantry, National Council of Jewish Women, New Eyes for the Needy, Daughters of Israel, and Friends of the Millburn Library. Her service to synagogue life at both Congregation B’nai Israel in Millburn and Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange spanned more than 50 years and was instrumental in the success of programs for all ages. She also became an active member of the Inglemoor Care Center community
Predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Jerome, and a son, Alan, she is survived by two daughters, Jo Ann Horowitz of Summit and Beth Giladi of Verona; her son, John (Deborah) of Winter Park, Fla.; and five grandchildren.
Services were held Feb. 27 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union. Memorial contributions may be made to Inglemoor Care Center of Livingston NJ Resident Council and/or Staff Holiday Fund; or Chabad of Southeast Morris County.