Michael D. Horowitz (1951 - 2012)

  • "You could tell that Mr. Horowitz taught because he liked to..."
    - Charles Walters
  • "Mike was a wonderful man, and even though I only knew him..."
    - Brianne Frank
  • "Mr.Horowitz was an exceptional teacher and a big-hearted..."
    - Nikita Kozlov
  • "We met Mike when he was a fellow patient in the..."
    - Renee Irvin
  • "Mike will be missed by the many people he helped in so many..."
    - Joe Myers

Michael D. Horowitz died February 19 in his home, as a result of complications from a stroke he suffered more than a year ago. He was 60 years old. No service is planned. Mike was born, June 9, 1951 in Bronx, New York to Isidore Horowitz and Norma Kornfield.

Mike was a High School Science Teacher at South Eugene and Churchill High Schools for 27 years, his last 19 years at Churchill. He was a man of strong conviction and unafraid to follow through on those convictions even up to his death. His students will remember him as a great teacher and a caring human being who made the subject of science come alive.

Mike's life passion, in addition to his teaching, was to contribute to several community charities by collecting clothing and other items that had been thrown away, cleaning his findings and giving them away. He will be long remembered at the school for creating a free clothing and supply storeroom for students in need called "Mike's Closet." Mike also started two endowments for struggling students so that they could go to college, as a way to return the support that he had received when he attended college. Mike was a man of action whose way of life has challenged us all to make our community a better place.

Mike is survived by his father and one brother.

Remembrances can be made to Churchill High School - Horowitz Memorial Fund (Mike's Closet) to help students in need.

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Published in Eugene Register-Guard on Mar. 11, 2012