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Sidney Isaac Liebowitz

SHARON — Sidney Isaac Liebowitz, a founding partner of the New York law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, and adored husband, father, grandfather, great uncle, colleague, mentor and friend, died peacefully on July 8, 2018, in Sharon of complications from a fall. He was 94. 

Sidney was known for his brilliant mind, wise counsel, generosity, optimism, devotion to family and friends, curiosity about the world, and his many bow ties and passions, including golf, bridge, fishing, the Yankees, Gilbert and Sullivan, mystery novels, paddle tennis, history, travel, Thanksgiving, the Anza-Borrego Desert and, especially, the Adirondacks and Lake Placid, where he spent summer vacations for most of his life.

Born on April 22, 1924, in Brooklyn, Sidney was the cherished son of Celia (Tick) and Charles Liebowitz. 

He grew up in Manhattan and attended DeWitt Clinton High School. After a short stint in the Army, he graduated from Yale University and Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review.  In 1952, he married Marjorie (Morrison), who survives him, as do their children, Ellen, David (Carol Haggerty), Barbara (Rob Bettigole), and Peter (Marsha Terry); nine grandchildren, Aaron, Justin, Elliot, Dylan, Kendal, Zachary, and Katie Liebowitz, and Charlie and Alex Bettigole; six great-grandchildren; and the children and grandchildren of his sister, the late Evelyn Coleman.

Founded in 1957, Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman is recognized as a leader in intellectual property law. Sidney, who specialized in commercial, international and matrimonial law, loved the challenge of finding solutions to complicated problems, and went in to his office long after retirement.

A private burial will be held at the Lake Placid Synagogue Cemetery, to be followed by a celebration of his life, later in the summer, at a date and location to be announced at www.sidney-liebowitz.virtual-memorials.com.