Myer Paltrowitz of 480 Concord Avenue, the Bronx, who was installed on Jan. 1 as commander of the Hebrew Veterans of the War with Spain, died on Tuesday in his office, the Mott Pipe and Supply Company, 188 East 135th Street, the Bronx. He had been president of the plumbing supply concern for many years. His age was 80. He enlisted in the Army at the start of the Spanish-American War. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Edith Hyman Paltrowitz; two sons, R. Harold Paltrow of Bayside, Queens, and Arnold P. Paltrow of Great Neck, L. I.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Giffords of Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. Marion Rogow of Carl Place, L. I., and Mrs. Doris Bortniker of the Bronx; twelve grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.... and the second dated 2 Mar. 1959:
PALTROWITZ—Ida H., wife of the late Myer, beloved mother of R. Harold, and Arnold Paltrow, Ruth Gifford, Marian Gallin, and Doris Bortniker, devoted grandmother, great-grandmother and sister.Myer Paltrowitz was born 7 July 1876 in Boston, Massachusetts (indexed under the name "Meyer Palterewitch"). He married Ida W. Hyman on 15 June 1902 in Manhattan. He apparently had his name changed to "Myer Meyers" 9 Nov. 1903 by the New York State Legislature, but retained or reverted to the name "Paltrowitz." He and his wife are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
The Rev. Simon Paltrovitch, formerly chief rabbi in Buffalo, who also held pastorates in Chicago, Boston and Cleveland, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Rosen, 75 Fort Washington Avenue. He was born in Russian Poland eighty three years ago and came to the United States in 1872. He leaves, besides Mrs. Rosen, two sons and another daughter.The 1922 passport application of his son Harry says that Simon emigrated in March 1876 from Warsaw, but the 1872 date is probably closer to the truth.