Edward Joel Dobkin
April 24, 2024

Visitation Information

May 6 2024 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Pittsburgh (Oakland) 15213

Funeral Information

May 6 2024 - 12:30 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Pittsburgh (Oakland) 15213

EDWARD JOEL DOBKIN: Of Pittsburgh, PA, died April 24, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Holly Roth Dobkin, daughters Maggie D. Cham (Michael), Anna D. Baird (Peter), grandchildren Bertram Mitchell Cham, Harrison Edward Cham, Eliza Jane Cham, Charlotte Audrey Baird, sister-in-law Adair J. Roth, brother-in-law Dr. Gilbert R. Roth, sister Sandy D. Tarr and loving nephews and nieces. He served in the U.S. Army, was a Vietnam Veteran and retired with rank of Captain.

Ed was a warm, open-hearted man; a very funny and positive presence. He added life to any room he entered, and was both witty and wise, sharply intelligent and a generous spirit. Ed worked hard, held close to his personal ethics, spoke honestly, frankly and made his family a priority in his life. He lived each day to the fullest, was known for his infectious laugh and he was amazing on the dance floor.

Ed was a natural leader in both his personal and business lives. He took a small family company and transformed it into a business that deals worldwide. He always acknowledged and valued his employees for whom he was so grateful. Some of whom had been with him for more than 40 years! He welcomed and treated all with deep respect.

Ed’s leadership, laughter, social grace, and wit will be greatly missed.

Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Monday, May 6, 2024 at 12:30 PM. Visitation one and a half hours prior to service (11 AM - 12:30 PM). Interment Private. Shiva will also be Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, pittsburghfoodbank.org, Wounded Warriors Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or the Biden Victory Fund @joebiden.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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Holly and Family are hearts are broken for you all. Prayers and much love to you all.

By Miriam Jo Miller - May 04, 2024

Holly and Family, we are so heart broken for you all. Prayers and much love. Doug and Miriam.

By Doug and Miriam Miller - May 04, 2024

I want to express my heartfelt sympathy to the family of Ed Dobkin. We met at the Rodef Shalom Temple during high holiday services. I knew some of his family members from Wheeling because I attended Linsly. Al and I were in the Glee club at the same time.

By Richard Gordon - April 28, 2024

Rest In Peace Edward! Deepest sympathy to Holly and all the family. cr

By Colleen Ross - April 27, 2024