Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Great Doctor

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

A Great Doctor

Article excerpt

Our doctor for over 30 years was Jerry Rabinowitz. At about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, my son Rico calls from Los Angeles and tells me that the names were released of the 11 Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue members who were murdered by an anti-Semitic man of hate, armed with an AR-15 military-style assault weapon and three Glock weapons, and that Jerry was one of the murdered victims.

I call my friend and former CMU colleague Don Marinelli - who first introduced my wife Sandy and I to Jerry - and Don tells me that, yes, it's our doctor on that list of victims. Don had just returned from leaving flowers at Jerry's office.

Jerry was our doctor for over 30 years. Sandy and me were set to get our flu shots from him on Wednesday. We were, as usual, looking forward to it. In some simple way, Jerry was mishpucha, famiglia - family. …

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