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    - Ann Garczynski
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    - JR
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Sidney Isaac Liebowitz, a founding partner of the New York law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, and adored husband, father, grandfather, great uncle, colleague, mentor, and friend, died peacefully on July 8 in Sharon, Connecticut, of complications from a fall. He was 94, and lived with his wife, Marjorie in Salisbury. Sidney was known for his brilliant mind, wise counsel, generosity, optimism, devotion to family and friends, curiosity about the world, and his many bow ties and passions, including golf, bridge, fishing, the Yankees, Gilbert and Sullivan, mystery novels, paddle tennis, history, travel, Thanksgiving, the Anza- Borrego Desert, and, especially, the Adirondacks and Lake Placid, where he spent summer vacations for most of his life. Born on April 22, 1924 in Brooklyn, Sidney was the cherished son of Charles and Celia (Tick). He grew up in Manhattan and attended DeWitt Clinton High School. After a short stint in the Army, he graduated from Yale University and Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review. In 1952, he married Marjorie (Morrison), who survives him, as do their children, Ellen, David (Carol Hagerty), Barbara (Rob Bettigole), and Peter (Marsha Terry); nine grandchildren, (Aaron, Justin, Elliot, Dylan, Kendal, Zachary, and Katie Liebowitz, and Charlie and Alex Bettigole); six great-grandchildren, and the children and grandchildren of his sister, the late Evelyn Coleman. Founded in 1957, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman is recognized as a leader in intellectual property law. Sidney, who specialized in commercial, international, and matrimonial law, loved the challenge of finding solutions to complicated problems, and went in to his office long after retirement. A private burial will be held at the Lake Placid Synagogue Cemetery, to be followed by a celebration of his life, later in the summer, at a date and location to be announced at
Published in The New York Times on July 11, 2018
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