There is a very limited list of direct descendants that New York City considers eligible to receive copies of death certificates after 1948. Despite the fact that they are supposed to be released after 70 years, NYC still will not release the details of 1949-1951 records (although Reclaim the Records forced them to release indexes.)
Max Koenig is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. Some cemeteries do a better job than others of recording the information that was on the death certificate. And some are more cooperative than others in giving out the information. Contact Riverside Cemetery and see if they can / will help you. 201-843-7600
Here is Anna Horowitz who died 21 Feb 1948.
This is from familysearch.org.
After 1948, the only source for the Max Koenig death certificate is the NYC Department of Health.
It is very difficult to get death certificates from them unless you are named on the death certificate. They claim they will provide a death certificate to direct descendants. But, they would not sell me my grandparents' death certificate.
Name: Anna Horowitz
Residence Place: Bronx, Bronx, New York
Address: 1239 Simpson St.
Burial Date: 22 Oct 1948
Death Date: 21 Oct 1948
Death Place: The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Death Place (Original): Bronx, New York, New York, United States
Birth Year (Estimated): 1890
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Abraham Goldberg
Father's Sex: Male
Father's Birthplace: Russia
Mother's Name: Sara Chirel
Mother's Sex: Female
Mother's Birthplace: Russia
Spouse's Name: Morris
Certificate Number: RN 10360
Additional Relatives: X
Cemetery: Mt. Judah
Frame Number: 402
Digital Folder Number: 004030720
Microfilm Number: 2200503
Image Number: 00402
Indexing Batch: B03115-5
Citing this Record
"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949", database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2WPH-8ZH : 3 June 2020), Anna Horowitz, 1948.
Richard Werbin New York, New York JGSNY Membership Vice President
I am trying to obtain a death record for an ancestor of mine but am having a difficult time ordering it through vital check. Is there someone in the area who can go there and take a photo of it or transcribe the information for me. The name of the ancestor is Max Koenig who died in Bronx, New York on 5/17/1953. His wife who died 2/20/1948 was Anna Horowitz. Any help is appreciated. I am not a direct relationship and I believe that is why I am being waylaid in getting the record.
Sarah Greenberg (USA)