Friday, 15 June 2012 00:00
Evelyn Horowitz Weinstein died peacefully in her sleep, at age 89. Her family was entranced by her beauty, love and devotion. Her many friends were bewitched by her empathy and allure. Her parents, Sam and Ida, emigrated from Poland. Scholarships and work paid for her studies at Brooklyn College (B.A. 1942) and Columbia University (M.A. 1944). Thousands of frail and poor were helped through her role as psychiatric social worker and advocate for the disadvantaged. During and after WWII she helped children with respiratory diseases, families of veterans and returning warriors with psychiatric issues. She was a social worker at Jamaica, Long Island Jewish and North Shore Hospitals. As ombudsperson she trained and supervised many volunteers protecting residents in institutional care. She organized and served on the boards of numerous social agencies. She was well known as an activist and as an amusing public speaker. She is survived by Jack, Seth, Marcie, Michael, Donna, Howard, Debora, Kelsey and Luke. Burial is private. Open house was held at Evelyn’s and Jack’s home. Memorial services at noon on June 24 at Temple Emanuel, Great Neck.