Pamela Horowitz, a resident of Wilmington, Vermont, died on January 17th, 2016 at the age of 72. Funeral services arranged by The Dorfman Chapel.
- Location of Service:
- The Dorfman Chapel- main chapel (map to our Chapel)
- Date of Service:
- Sunday January 31st, 2016
- Time of Service:
- 2:00 PM
- Broadcast of Service:
- We offer our families the broadcasting option to create a password protected or unprotected broadcast/video, and the family has chosen to protect its privacy, instead of having this intimate time available to strangers throughout the world. Therefore, respecting their wishes, if you would like to view the broadcast, as it takes place or at any time for 30 days after, please request a password from the family. Thank you.
A live broadcast of the service will be broadcasted on Sunday January 31st, 2016 at 2:00 PM. Please check back at that time
- Interment at:
- None: Just a memorial service will be held
- Rabbi Michael Moskowitz
- Shiva Information:
- Charitable contributions:
- Windham County Humane Society
PO Box 397
Brattleboro, VT 05302
Phone: 802-254-2232 Fax: 802-254-3680
or to Dog Mountain
Friends of Dog Mountain Attn: Tina Mitchell
143 Parks Rd.
St. Johnsbury VT 05819
- Family Members:
- Pam was born July 18, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the first of four girls to Stanley and Dorothy (Paige) Kessler. She graduated from Detroit’s Samuel C. Mumford High School in 1961 and enrolled at the University of Michigan where she began her studies to become a teacher. A year later she transferred to Wayne State University where she completed her degree, graduating in 1965 with a B.S. in Education.
Shortly after graduation Pam married her college sweetheart, David Horowitz, and they moved to Fullerton, California where she taught Kindergarten and had the first of her two sons.
Over the next 20 years her husband’s work took the family back to Michigan and then on to Hayward, CA, Ettenheim, Germany, Westport, CT, Tiburon, CA and finally back to Westport. Pam embraced the challenge of establishing a home in each new place. She started Newcomers clubs, organized get-togethers with neighbors and friends and wrote for the local papers all while continuing to teach, tutor and be a hands-on mom. She looked at every new area as a new adventure and relished the opportunity to explore and find unique and amazing experiences for her children.
Pam loved to travel and over the years took her children to visit Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Western Europe, Denmark, Egypt, Israel and several islands in the Caribbean.
While living in Westport, Pam went back to school for her master’s degree in special education and received tenure in the Westport school system where she mentored students who were designated to be expelled. She successfully turned around every student that she worked with.
She was not only an educator but also a writer, reading specialist and an expert in 403(b) investing for teachers. She wrote numerous magazine articles on personal and educational computing for K-Power, Family Computing, and Electronic Learning. She was also a regular contributor to several local newspapers including “The Ark” in Tiburon, California and “The Deerfield Valley News” in Wilmington, Vermont. She even helped create educational versions of “Jeopardy” software for students at various grade levels.
Realizing that teachers had very few resources to turn to in understanding their financial future she shifted her focus toward improving the process of 403(b) investing. She developed and presented financial workshops, created a web site and published a book - J.K. Lasser’s “Winning With Your 403(b)” - to help guide educators through investing in their 403(b) plans.
Pam was a passionate advocate for animals and always had a rescue dog. Together, she and her beloved dogs served as Therapy Volunteers at local nursing homes bringing warmth, joy and much welcomed company to the residents they visited with.
In 1994, with her children grown and married, Pam “retired” to her home in Wilmington, Vermont where she continued to write and edit. She would take long walks with her dog, visit with friends and spend all year preparing for the summer when she would run “Camp Grandma.” She was at her happiest when she was with her grandchildren and couldn’t wait to spend time with them doing arts & crafts, playing games, going to the beach, and of course baking lots of cookies. She leaves behind her son Steven and wife Lisa Horowitz of Los Angeles, CA and her son Daniel and wife Stacia Lindsay of West Palm Beach, FL; her four grandchildren Charlotte, Isabel, Catherine “B” and Charles; her sister Penny Vizcarra of Beverly Hills, CA; and her former husband David Horowitz of Boston