Arlyne Albertina Hurwitz, who worked as a beautician, milliner, dress designer, and makeup artist, and enjoyed music and painting, died at Southampton Hospital last Thursday of a perforated ulcer. She was 93.
Ms. Hurwitz had lived in East Hampton since 2006 with her daughter, Dianne L. Dassa, and her husband. She attended the town’s adult day care program for almost five years, and, her family said she “delighted in” the music and art programs there, as well as the celebrations, which, they said, “contributed to her quality of life and gave her an opportunity to express herself.”
Born on Oct. 8, 1918, in Readfield, Wis., the daughter of Paul F. Bublitz and the former Alma Danka, she grew up in that town, and lived later in Milwaukee, Madison, and Chilton, Wis.
She attended beautician school and an art and design school in Madison, and came to New York to study with Leon and Lewis, who were renowned hair designers, and earned an award in international hair design in 1939. In 1940, she worked at Shusters Hair Design in Milwaukee, and from 1984 to 1992, was an aesthetician and skin care and makeup artist at Glenn’s of Middleton, Wis.
She was married to Max Hurwitz on Aug. 17, 1940. He died in 1986.
Ms. Hurwitz enjoyed doing needlework. She played the piano and was a member of the Sweet Adelines chorus in Wisconsin.
In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a sister, Rita Kobriger of Chilton, Wis. A brother, Harley Bublitz, died before her.
The family will hold a memorial for Ms. Hurwitz at a future date. Contributions in her memory have been suggested to the East Hampton Adult Day Care music therapy program, for supplies, c/o the East Hampton Town Human Services Department, 128 Springs-Fireplace Road, East Hampton 11937.