In Memoriam: ‘Red Bank Charlie’, Face of HobbyMasters, Charles Horowitz

Longtime Red Bank resident, known as Red Bank Charlie and the face of HobbyMasters, Charles Horowitz, passed away peacefully on Sept. 12 “after a short and well-fought battle with cancer.”

Born in Brooklyn, NY in 1942, Charlie lived in New York until he moved to Red Bank, NJ in 1978.

The “light of so many lives was … Known for the quickest of wits and brightest of dimpled smiles, Charlie was most comfortable in the spotlight making people laugh and even spent some time as a stand up comedian known as Charlie Harmon. Always enterprising, Charlie started and ran many businesses and was widely known as the face of HobbyMasters.
Also known locally as Red Bank Charlie, he spent many years skillfully organizing Meetup groups where he met many friends and which eventually led him to his beloved Karen who he waited for all his life. His proudest accomplishment though was his family.”

Loved ones of Charlie Horowitz in his obituary

Charlie served in the Army at Fort Bragg, NC in the 1960’s.

He was predeceased by: his parents, Naomi and Al; his brother, Marvin; sister-in-law, Renee; and his best friend. Paul.

Charlie is survived by: his two daughters, Pamela (Carmine who he loved like a son), and Erica; and his wife, Karen, who was the love of his life; his five grandchildren and newest granddaughter-in-law, who called him “Pow.” Stephen (Alexa), Alex (Dasha), Julia, Amelia and Tucker loved and admired their Pow.

Services for Charlie are private and under the direction of Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank.

— Edited obituary prepared by family for Thompson Memorial Home

John Caroli
BCS Wealth Management