Dr. Arthur J. Kovel
April 1, 2020

DR. ARTHUR J. KOVEL: On Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For almost 25 years, Dr. Arthur J. Kovel, until recently of O’Hara Township, practiced pediatric and adolescent medicine with Bass Wolfson Community Pediatrics in Pittsburgh. In that role, Dr. Kovel cared for thousands of Pittsburgh children and their families. Dr. Kovel was a proud graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City, State University of New York at Buffalo and Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. During his time with Bass Wolfson, Dr. Kovel was also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the 2016 recipient of the Lee Bass Community Education Network Award for Outstanding Leadership in Pediatric Education. Beloved husband to Cynthia L. Smith, MD, formerly of The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Beloved father to Daniel H. Kovel (Chelsey Kovel), Joseph I. Kovel (Rachel I. Cohen), Samuel W. Kovel and the late Benjamin E. Kovel. Beloved Zayde to Nora M. Kovel and Dylan J. Kovel. Dr. Kovel’s life will be fondly cherished, remembered and celebrated by all those who he cared for as a pediatrician and person. Graveside Services and Interment will be Private at Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com  


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Sending our heartfelt sympathy to all of Dr.Kovel's family and friends.He is an outstanding man and has touched countless lives.We thank God for the gift of such a special person in our life.

By Brian,Jane&Kaitlyn Rose Moffitt - April 26, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to all of you. Dr. Kovel always had such a kind, sweet demeanor whenever we saw him, at work or at other places in the community. He took such good care of all the Scott children. May his memory be a blessing to each of you.

By The Scott Family - April 11, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear husband and father, Art Kovel. He was a warm, kind-hearted man for whom I have fond memories even though we spent little professional (at Children's Hospital) or personal (coincidental off-site) time with each other. Though only casual friends and colleagues, my memory of him is that I am happy to have known him and very sorry that he is gone. My thoughts are with his wife and children.

By Clyde Smith - April 07, 2020

I had the privilege of working with Dr. Kovel at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in Adolescent Medicine. He was not only an excellent physician, patient advocate and mentor, he was a joy to be around and has made this world a better place. I am truly sorry for your loss.

By Barb Cardinal-Busse - April 06, 2020

I had the privilege of learning from Art as a resident at Children’s Hospital many years ago. He was a wonderful physician, teacher and human being. My deepest condolences to the Koval family.

By Trina Peduzzi - April 06, 2020

Our deepest sympathies to your family in Dr. Kovel's passing. We have such fond memories of this wonderful man from the time our sons were together at Falk School. Our sons have wonderful memories of spending time with Joe and his Dad during their years at Falk School. Dr. Kovel was a caring and compassionate pediatrician to Michael and Mark. His memory will live deeply in our hearts.

By Bagnato Family - April 05, 2020

It was a honor and a privilege to have work a With Dr Kovel for 15 years at Bass/Wolfson He was loved by all his patients and family\'s, by his colleagues and staff. He was kind gentle Soul, I will cherish all the wonderful memories of him, But his ultimate passion was the love and devotion to his family He smiled ear to ear talking about his family. My sincere condolences to all of you , and thank you for sharing him With us. Love Danielle

By Danielle - April 05, 2020

Art was my cherished friend, a partner, a work \"brother\", and a mensch. He was a dedicated physician to many children and families. The most tragic loss is the time that he will not have with his family together again, in New York. With Love, David Wolfson

By David Wolfson - April 04, 2020