SOUTHBURY — Pearl Leibowitz, 90, of Heritage Village, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Lutheran Home of Southbury after a brief illness. She was the loving wife for 60 years of the late Arnie Leibowitz.
Pearl was born December 23, 1929 in Borough Park, N.Y., the daughter of the late Morris and Minnie Rosenfeld. She lived in Massapequa NY, then in Howard Beach for 25 years. In 1990, she and her husband retired to Heritage Village in Southbury to be closer to her children and grandchildren.
Prior to moving to CT., Pearl was the office manager in a cardiology office. While living in Heritage Village, Pearl worked at the local CVS, where she was known and loved by staff and customers alike.
She was a long-time mentor for students at Pomperaug Elementary School, volunteered for the Heritage Village Ambulance Association and Southbury Training School Thrift Shop.
A master knitter, Pearl enjoyed creating gifts for family and friends as well as items for a variety of charitable causes. She had recently been knitting hats, gloves and washcloths for the homeless.
She enjoyed playing mahjong, both for the challenge and the camaraderie. Most of all, she cherished time spent with her children, her grandchildren and her great-granddaughter.
She will be dearly missed by her family and her many, many friends.
Pearl leaves her son, Mitchell Leibowitz and his wife, Susan, of Princeton, N.J., and two daughters, Amy Dumoch and her husband, Stan, of Woodbury and Karen Leibowitz and Rebecca and Michael Vespole of Rockaway, N.J.; three grandchildren, Adam Dumoch and his wife, Amy, of Sandy Hook, Alison Roberts and her husband, Nathan, of Southbridge, Mass., and Joshua Dumoch and his wife, Abigail, of Harwinton; a great-granddaughter, Kensington Dumoch of Sandy Hook; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at the Lutheran Home of Southbury who cared for Pearl over the past four weeks.
Private graveside services took place February 21 at United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten Island, N.Y. Home. A memorial gathering will take place from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, February 22, at 125 Hoop Pole Hill Rd., Woodbury. Shiva will be observed from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, February 23, at 24 Heritage Way, Rockaway, N.J.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org; or to a charity of the donor's choice. To leave an online condolence for the family, visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com
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