Herman Sholovitz
Herman Sholovitz, our personal hero, left us on November 14, 2005 after a 20 year battle with leukemia. Born on June 27, 1915, he lived a life based on trustworthiness, compassion, caring, humor and love. He met his eventual life’s partner, Celia (Kapelow) Sholovitz when he was only 14 years old. In WWII Herman was severely wounded during the Battle of the Bulge where he served with the Combat Engineers. After the war, Herman and his brother, Max, opened a plumbing and heating supply store in Hartford known as The Shell Supply Company. The two brothers were each called “Mr. Shell” by their customers. They closed the store in 1977 and Herman went to work for Carlton Supply Company where he worked until a mere 6 years ago. Herman was born in Woonsocket, RI to Abraham and Anna (nee Immermann) Sholovitz. The family eventually moved to Providence, RI where Herman grew up. His mother died when he was only five years old and his father remarried so that Bertha was his second mother. In later years, Herman supported his dad and mom into their old age. His brothers, George and Max and his sister Mary (Posner) Cohen predeceased him. Harry (Sholovitz) Sharlow of Indianapolis, IN and Edith Weisman of Cranston, RI (brother and sister) survive him. Celia Sholovitz, Herman’s lifelong friend, wife and partner, survives him along with his children, Arnold C. Sholovitz of Simsbury, and Sandra L. Gamzon of Vernon. Herman was everyone’s favorite father and uncle and his memory will live on in the hearts and souls of his daughter-in-law, Sandra Sholovitz, his son-in-law, William Gamzon, and his grandchildren, Jeremy A. Sholovitz, Jeremy’s wife, Sara, Jessica R. Sholovitz and Adam B. Gamzon. Funeral services will be held TODAY, Wednesday, November 16th at 10:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford, with Rabbi Ilana Garber officiating. Interment will follow in the Beth El Temple Cemetery, Avon. A Memorial Period will be observed at his home, 120 Haynes Road, West Hartford through Friday afternoon. Donations may be made to Haddassah, c/o Faith Helene, 43 Carlyle Rd., West Hartford, 06117 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. For further information, directions, or to share memories of Mr. Sholovitz with his family, please visit online at

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