Robert J. Markowitz

Make text smaller Make text larger

Robert Jay Markowitz, 73, died on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, in Burlington, Massachusetts. He died peacefully at his residence after living with dementia for a number of years.

He was born Feb. 9, 1945, in Brooklyn, to the Dr. Martin and Mildred Markowitz.

He graduated from Franklin and Marshall College and the University of Chicago Medical School.

He served as an officer in the United States Navy and as a pediatrician at the naval base.

Affectionately known as Dr. Bob, he was a well-loved and dedicated pediatrician in Monroe, where he lived the majority of his adult life.

Dr. Bob enjoyed skiing, traveling, Italian food and a nice glass of wine.

He is survived by his children, Rachel Markowitz and Adam Markowitz; their spouses, Zelig Kurland and Jessica Markowitz; and his grandchildren: Samuel Markowitz, Ruth Kurland, Jacob Markowitz and Zev Kurland.

He was predeceased by his spouse, Hope Elaine Markowitz, and his brother, Roy Markowitz.

The family received friends on Sunday, Dec. 30, at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush Funeral Home in Monroe.

A Funeral Service officiated by Rabbi Rebecca Schinder followed.

After services, guests were invited to join the family in Shiva at the home of Paul and Janet Wolvek in Monroe.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Atria Longmeadow Place, Burlington, Mass., for their loving care of Dr. Bob in his last days.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to RAICES: Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (

Arrangements by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home (845-782-8185;

Make text smaller Make text larger


Pool Rules


‘Nothing has greater allure’
Growing up in Calabria, at the toe of the Italian boot, Rocco B. Commisso used a soccer ball made of old rags and underwear to play with his friends. Italy was still suffering...
Read more »

Colorful mani/pedis
"H's" belongs on the sign for YH's Nails, located in the ShopRite Plaza on Route 17M in Monroe.

Those in the know this week include:
• Nino Amorosi...

Read more »

Central Valley Don’t miss the upcoming Souza Summer Show – 'All Shook Up'
The Souza Scholarship for the Performing Arts is currently in its final weeks of rehearsal for its 39th anniversary fund-raising show, "All Shook Up."
The show,...

Read more »

Harriman. Making the steets safer
Provided photo
The Village of Harriman has purchased two digital radar speed signs. Chief Daniel Henderson said these signs will be placed on various streets throughout the...

Read more »


Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers


Weather in Monroe, NY