Bernard Sobol
January 24, 1937 - August 3, 2022

Funeral Information

August 5 2022 - 11:00 am
Homewood Cemetery, Star of David Section, 1599 S. Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

BERNARD SOBOL: Was born January 24, 1937 to Esther and Louis Sobol in Pittsburgh.  He was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, the University of Pittsburgh, and the Heidelberg University School of Medicine.  He worked his way through college where he played in the marching band (Sugar Bowl!) and where he met his lifelong love, Evelyn Borovetz.  They married while he was training in Germany, and returned to Pittsburgh where he and Evelyn raised five children.  After working in hospitals in Pittsburgh, Bernie opened a successful ophthalmology practice in Charleroi and later Uniontown where he practiced for nearly 30 years.  He was known by his patients and their families for his gentlemanly manner and excellent medical care.  Though he worked incredibly long days, he never missed his Saturday night date with Evelyn or his children’s events.  Later in life he never missed our family Sunday night dinners.  Despite suffering through medical issues for decades, Bernie never lost his drive and determination to see what would happen next.  He was known for his quick wit, amazing sense of humor and encyclopedic knowledge of just about everything.  He was best friends with his children and grandchildren and spoke to almost all of them daily.  His goal in life was to be a mensch, and for his children to be the same.  When Evelyn and Bernie moved to Boca Raton years ago, he became known as a great friend and gym partner, and went on many adventures with his family.  His days were filled with long discussions in the bagel room, and more dinner dates with Evelyn and their close friends. He was the loving husband of Evelyn Borovetz Sobol, and beloved father of Lori Sobol, Louis (Jennifer) Sobol, Aaron (Cheryl Bernstein) Sobol, and Ronald Sobol. Adored grandfather of Andrew and Sam Kaplan, Scott, Elana, Ezra, and Ruben Sobol.  He is survived by his brother, Arnold Sobol, of Wilmington, NC, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 at 11 AM at Homewood Cemetery, Star of David Section. Contributions in Bernie’s name can be made to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh or the JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family-owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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Dear Evelyn and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your beloved husband,father and grandfather. May you comfort each other and remember the good times.

By David&Rochele Paris - August 03, 2022

Sorry to hear of your loss.

By Howard and Rosalie Borovetz - August 03, 2022