By Karen Andrew
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Vicky Staub Horwitz died Saturday at her home after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. The Villa Hills resident was 48.
She was born in Cincinnati to Jack and Paula Staub of Taylor Mill, Ky., and graduated from Notre Dame Academy in 1973.
She earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in physics from the University of Cincinnati. She worked in several area hospitals, including St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, as an X-ray technician. In the 1980s and 1990s, she was a radiation therapist at Providence and Jewish hospitals.
In 1990, she married Martin Horwitz of Amberley Village.
"She could light up a room of people just by walking in, and no matter what topic was brought up, she could talk about it ... or around it," said Mr. Horwitz.
He said his wife had many interests. Her passions included art and art history, and she enjoyed tennis. After a number of years in training, she served as a docent at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the mid-1980s.
"Our mom thirsted for knowledge and lived life passionately," said her two children, Zachary and Alexandra. "She told us to 'live life to the fullest and to pack it in.'"
In addition to her husband and two children, she is survived by her parents, Jack and Paula Staub of Taylor Mill, Ky; brothers, John of Dayton, Ohio, and Rick of Florence, Ky.; and sisters, Linda Niehaus of Park Hills, Ky., Donna Grady of Erlanger, Ky., Martha Ringo of Taylor Mill, Ky., and Angel Sandfoss of Independence, Ky.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Connley Bros Funeral Home, 11 E. Southern Ave., Latonia, Ky. Mass of Christian burial will take place at 12:05 p.m. Wednesday at Mother of God Church, 119 W. Sixth St., Covington, Ky.
Memorials: Cincinnati Art Museum, 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45202-1596 or Cancer Family Care, 2421 Auburn Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45219-2701.
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