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.


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I am so saddened to hear of Bernie's death. We spent many a late night on hours- long phone calls talking about various subjects--many with Bernie injecting his humor that got me laughing so hard I had to be careful not to wake up the house. I am glad we had emailed just recently. I will miss him. My sincere sympathy to Evelyn and the entire Sobol family.

By Erik Wagner - August 05, 2022

So sorry for your loss. We know how close your family is and hope that this closeness will give you comfort. It was a wonderful gift for us to know Bernie & spend time with him over the years. May his memory be a blessing. Our deepest condolences to Evelyn and the family.

By Esta & Michael Ehrmann - August 05, 2022

I am so sorry to hear of Cousin Bernie. My heart goes out to the family

By Melissa Haas - August 05, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family. Sending love during this difficult time.

By Rebecca and Matt Zusel - August 04, 2022

Dear Evelyn. What wonderful times you had together and Sunday dinners with the family. May all of you be strong .I’m sure he gave all of you chuckles you have to remember . Ron hang in there I know how hard this is for you. Ash sends kisses. Rest In Peace Bernie.

By Linda Trautman and family - August 04, 2022

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