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Sidney I. Liebowitz

July 13, 2018
Lake Placid News

Sidney Isaac Liebowitz, a founding partner of the New York law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, and adored husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great uncle, colleague, mentor and friend, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Sharon, Connecticut, 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, and the Anza-Borrego Desert.

Starting as a child with his parents, Sidney began a life-long relationship with Lake Placid and the Adirondacks and the family became mainstays at Placid Manor, leading up to 40 years on the lake at Camp Agawam that was richly shared with children, grandchildren and guests from around the world. Golfing at Whiteface Inn, fishing on the West Lake at the Hopping Bear lucky corner of Moose Island, entertaining friends and family on the lake were treasured pastimes.

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

At his law firm, Sidney mentored and inspired generations of lawyers and colleagues. Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman continues to be a leading intellectual property law firm. 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 in the United Hebrew Community Cemetery in Lake Placid, to be followed by a celebration of his life at a date and location to be announced at

The M. B. Clark, Inc. Funeral Home in Lake Placid is in charge of arrangements.



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