Bernard Lefkowitz
July 28, 2022

Visitation Information

August 10 2022 - 10:30 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

August 10 2022 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

BERNARD LEFKOWITZ: Bernard Lefkowitz was a fixture on Bellevue's Lincoln Avenue for nearly 80 years. He started out as a soda jerk at his father's drug store (Lebro), which he later inherited. He remained there as a pharmacist as the store transitioned to White Cross, Revco and CVS. Generations knew him simply as "Bernie the druggist." He never met a stranger and couldn't walk down the street without being stopped for medical advice, to chat, or, in later years, to reminisce. Bernard died peacefully on July 28 at the young-at-heart age of 95. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita, and his sister, Beatrice. He is survived by his daughter, Diane Dexter, and son-in-law, Jim, who will miss him with every fiber of their beings; his loving nephews Rick (Rachel) and Jim (Tina) Moscowitz; and a cadre of friends, many from the Sewickley Men's Club, which was his second family. There will forever be a gap in the hearts of those fortunate enough to know him. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 11 AM. Visitation 10:30 AM to 11 AM. Interment West View Cemetery.


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"A noble life, lived in the service of others, regardless of how great, or small that service may have been, will be treasured far longer than any riches accumulated and soon forgotten while living." -Island Don Bernard was a noble man. Sleep soundly old friend!

By Don & Antoinette Martin - August 07, 2022

My condolences to the family of Bernard Lefkowitz. I knew Bernie as the druggist at the corner pharmacy when I lived in the Bellevue area for almost 30 years. Such a kind man he was, never too busy to offer a smile, or take time to explain something. He was one of those people you never forget. If I recall correctly, one of the newspapers published an article with a picture of him. May he Rest in Peace.

By Mimi Cannon - July 31, 2022

We mourn the passing of an era. Uncle Beans, you will be missed.

By Tina Redecha & Jim Moscowitz - July 30, 2022

It is hard to imagine the world without Uncle Bernie. I was so lucky to have such a kind, loving and honest Uncle. He was more than a relative to me and my wife Rachel. He was our BFF. Rest In Peace! 🙏🕎 Rick and Rach

By Rick Moscowitz - July 29, 2022