Charlotte Lebowitz

Charlotte Lily Meyersohn Lebowitz – died Friday, December 8, 2017 at Metrowest Medical Center.

Charlotte was born in Schwerin, Germany, the oldest of three children of Franz and Magda (Wellisch) Meyersohn.   The family emigrated from Europe and settled in Worcester, MA, where her father was a physician and her mother a piano teacher.  Following high school, Charlotte went to Pembroke College at Brown University, where she sang in an a capella group, and from which she earned her Bachelors degree.  She was particularly proud of continuing on to complete her masters in the graduate school at Simmons School of Social Work, and worked as a licensed social worker in several settings including the Framingham Youth Guidance Center, the Brandon School, and eventually as school social worker with the Natick Public Schools.  She was a good skier (though a nervous lift user) and tennis player, and an avid traveler, visiting family in Switzerland, friends in the Caribbean and New Hampshire.   She married Marshall Lebowitz, and together they moved to Natick in 1949.  They both became active in town, in activities as varied as Temple Israel, schools issues, and swimming areas; and she supported actively a number of arts programs.

She is survived by her younger brothers Rolf Meyersohn (Marylea) of NYC and Peter Meyersohn (Annette Needle) of Chestnut Hill, nieces Elizabeth Meyersohn and Molly Jean-Mary, nephews Jonathan Meyersohn (Julie Hartenstein) of NYC and Matthew (Nina) Meyersohn of Cambridge and their children.  She was “Omi” to grandchildren Dov and Max Lebowitz-Nowak of Brooklyn and NYC, respectively and by Adam, Noah and Hannah Lebowitz-Lockard, of LA, Athens GA and Philadelphia, respectively.  She is also survived by her daughter Wendy (Joel Nowak) of Brooklyn.  She was pre-deceased by her beloved husband Marshall, and by her adored children Marian “Katy” (David Lockard) and Mark. She cherished cousins and friends, all over the country and in Europe, and neighbors nearby.

Services will be held at Temple Israel of Natick, 145 Hartford Street, Natick at 10 am on Monday, December 11,2017, with interment to follow at the Framingham-Natick Jewish Cemetery. Shiva will be observed immediately following interment at the Temple till 5:30PM and 7-9pm.  The family will also sit shiva in Brooklyn later in the week.  Donations in Charlotte’s memory may be made to the Morse Institute Library, the Mark Lebowitz Prize at Natick High School, or checks payable to Dartmouth College and sent to the Dartmouth Development Office, HB 6066, Hanover, NH 03755 to either of these funds – “The Mark Lebowitz Prize” at the Hopkins Center, or “the Katy Lebowitz 1976 Academic Enrichment Fund.”


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