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Payson Hurwitz, 96, of West Hartford, formerly of Bristol, died Jan. 16.  He was the widower of Barbara Barth. Born in Hartford, he was the son of the late Sarah (Weinbaum) and Reuben Hurwitz. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving first on the heavy cruiser Omaha and then on the aircraft carrier Randolph. He was a member of Beth Israel Kol-Ami synagogue. He is survived by his children, Jerry Hurwitz and his wife Rachelle (Feldman) of Princeton, N.J., Martin Hurwitz and his wife Jackie (Randall) of Bristol, and Susan Melanson and Her husband Mark of Chelmsford, Mass.; his grandchildren, Asher and Felicia Lurie, Louis (Laura), Scott (Krysten), and Joel (Lindsey) Hurwitz, and Daniel and Stephen Melanson; his great-grandchildren, Jack, Matthew, Roy and William; and several nieces and nephew and their families. He was also predeceased by his brother Abe.

The Righteous Man – Jeffrey Bergen z”l – 1945-2017

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