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Stuart Hurwitz passed away at home on Sunday, Feb. 12, surrounded by his family. He was born to the late David and Ruth Hurwitz on Feb. 18, 1933. Stuart settled into Longmeadow where he raised a family with his wife, Joan. Along with his sons, he established the American Restaurant Management Corp. which operates several UNO Pizzeria & Grill and Sonic Drive-In locations in the greater Springfield area. After passing the business on to his children, he became the General Manager of the Springfield Civic Center, during which time he oversaw its transition to the MassMutual Center. Stuart’s contributions to his community did not stop with work, however, as he was an active and committed participant in many local organizations. He served in various leadership and membership roles with JGS Lifecare, Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield Business Development Corp., Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp., and the Economic Development Council of Western MA. Stuart is survived by his loving wife of over 60 years, Joan (Solomon), his children Steve (Lori), Michael (Roberta), and Mark (Anita), and his sister Ida Ward. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren: Josh, Jen, Jordan, Noah, Will, Tia, and Ethan. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to those who made Stuart’s end-of-life care more peaceful, including O’Connell Care At Home, Mercy Life, and caregiver Esther Slack. The funeral will take place at Temple Beth El at 11am on Thursday, Feb. 16. Shiva services will be held at the home of Steve and Lori Hurwitz at 7pm that evening. Burial will be private at the request of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to JGS Lifecare, 770 Converse St. Longmeadow, MA - JGSLifecare.org , or to Temple Beth El, 979 Dickinson St. Springfield, MA. For further information please visit AscherZimmerman.com .
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