From baseball to business, Saul Horing was known as a great player, loyal fan and a lawyer who was very much interested in the success of his clients.
“He was just an all around guy,” said Horing’s son, Allan. “He had a great career, a great marriage, a wonderful life.”
Horing died on Sept. 29 at his Woodmere home. He was 83.
Born in Brooklyn on Sept. 4 1929, to Pauline and Isidore Horing, Horing attended Midwood High School and met Muriel Raskin — she went to a different high school — but the high school sweethearts married. The union lasted until Muriel died four years ago.
Horing graduated from Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School. Before beginning his law career, Horing served as part of the U.S. Army’s occupation forces in Germany in the 1950s. “It was very important to him that he served in the occupation forces,” Allan said. Moving from Brooklyn to Woodmere, he lived in the same house for 50 years and was a member of the Five Towns Democratic Club.
A practicing attorney for over 50 years in Manhattan, Horing was a sole practitioner, who, according to Allan, enjoyed being his own boss. “He was a maverick in business and appreciated his many close associates,” said Allan, who added that his father just didn’t represent the entrepreneurs that began their own companies but, “was very involved in getting them launched and he would become involved in the company.”
Allan said that his father doted on many of his family members and friends. “A great example was his great nephew, Marc Dori, now 12, the two of them were great Mets fans together, they talked about the team, the stats,” Allan said. “My father gave him one of my father’s prized possessions; a baseball bat signed by the Mets. He was my father’s best little friend.”
A 6-footer weighing about 175 pounds in his prime, Horing played a lot of baseball and softball from the mid-1960s to the mid ’70s. And unlike his beloved Mets, Horing’s teams, especially Schneider’s Bungalow Colony team in the Catskills consistently won championships helped by Horing’s home runs, his son said. Horing also played on teams that played at the Number Six School in Woodmere. As a 60th birthday gift from his family he went to Mets Dream Week, where he hit .300.
In addition to Allan, Horing is survived by daughters Karen and Robin, and son Bill, grandchildren Jonathan, Michael, Jason and Becky, along with many in-laws, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was held at New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon on Sept. 29. A memorial service is expected to be held in the spring.
Donations to Chabad of Oceanside or other charities in his memory are appreciated.