Lee Horvitz, owner of Monroe Bowl and New Great Valley Lanes
passed away on Thursday April 3, 2008 in Boynton Beach, Fla.

The following Obituary appeared in the April 4, 2008 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

On Thursday, April 3, 2008; Beloved husband of Trudy Sklar Horvitz. Beloved father of Fern (Michael) Estner , Gail (Jerome) Baumoehl, Morris (Adriane) Horvitz, Bernie (Pam) Horvitz, Bradley (Tracy) Schusterman, Jeremy (Jennifer) Schusterman and Rachel Schusterman. Brother of Robert Horvitz, Fred Horvitz and Harvey Horvitz. Loving grandfather of Rebecca & Chava Estner , Joshua Baumoehl, Bradley & Justin Horvitz, Ethan & Jared Horvitz, Alex & Aaron Schusterman, and Noah & Emma Schusterman. Also survived by nieces & nephews. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 2:00 PM. Visitation 1 1/4 hours prior to service (12:45-2:00 PM). Interment Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Poale Zedeck Congregation, 6318 Phillips Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Jewish National Fund/Trees for Israel, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.

Lee Horvitz from December 1970 Holiday Party

The following Obituary appeared in the April 19, 2008 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Obituary: Lee H. Horvitz / Founder of Pool City, Monroe Bowl
Dec. 4, 1926 - April 3, 2008
Monday, April 07, 2008
By Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lee H. Horvitz, one of four brothers who founded the businesses Pool City and Monroe Bowl, a former institution to local bowling and roller-skating enthusiasts, died Thursday. He was 81.

Mr. Horvitz's wife, Trudy, of Boynton Beach, Fla., said her husband had been ill for about six months, suffering from cancer and other illness.

Mr. Horvitz grew up in Pittsburgh and graduated with a pre-med degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

For more than 20 years, he owned and operated Monroe Bowl at 4121 Monroeville Blvd., Monroeville. In 1986, the recreation center was purchased by SYMS Corp., a New Jersey-based clothier.

Mr. Horvitz did not put his bowling career to rest. After selling Monroe Bowl, he acquired, through a lease arrangement, the former Great Valley Lanes in North Versailles.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Horvitz is survived by his children, Fern Estner of Jacksonville, Fla., Gail Baumoehl of West Palm Beach, Fla., Morris Horvitz of Fox Chapel, Bernie Horvitz of Upper St. Clair, Bradley Schusterman of Toledo, Ohio, Jeremy Schusterman of Cleveland and Rachel Schusterman of New York City and 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Robert Horvitz of West Palm Beach, Harvey Horvitz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Fred Horvitz of Boca Raton, Fla.

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