H. Barry Botwick
H. Barry Botwick, 92, of West Normandy Dr., West Hartford, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007. Born in New Haven, he was the son of the late Hyman and Sarah (Aransky) Botwick. He graduated from the University of Richmond in Virginia in 1936, and from the Hartford College of Law in 1938 (now the University of Connecticut Law School). He was a US Army Veteran of World War II, having served as a Captain from 1942-1946. He was in the automotive business for 70 years with the former Capitol Motors Chevrolet in Hartford until 1973, and from 1973 to 2005 with Hoffman Enterprises. Barry was a member of the YMCA; Greater Hartford Jewish Community Center; and a member of Congregation Beth Israel of West Hartford and the Temples Mens Club. He leaves his wife of over 50 years, whom he adored, Devida (Ditman) Botwick; his son Jay Botwick and his wife Cindy of West Hartford; daughter Fern Botwick Goode and her husband Scott of Bardstown, KY; grandson Alexander Botwick; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. He was predeceased by his brother, George Botwick and by his sister, Shirley Abramson. The family wishes to express it special thanks to his care giver Ewan Lovelace. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 14, 2007 at 10:00 AM in the Beth Israel Cemetery, Avon, with Rabbi Michael Pincus officiating. A memorial period will be observed at his home, 34 West Normandy Dr., West Hartford, Friday following the funeral, and Saturday evening from 5-9 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donors choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Barry with his family, please visit online at

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