Robert Markowitz

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Homes
117 Maple Avenue
Monroe, New York, United States

Obituary of Robert J. Markowitz

Robert J. Markowitz

February 9, 1945-December 27, 2018

Burlington, MA and Formerly of Monroe, NY


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

He was born February 9th 1945, in Brooklyn, NY to the late 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, NY, 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.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday, December 30th at Smith, Seaman, and Quackenbush Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY.  A Funeral Service officiated by Rabbi Rebecca Schinder will begin at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home.

Following the services, guests are welcome to join the family in Shiva at the home of Paul and Janet Wolvek, 35 Turnberry Court, Monroe, NY 10950.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at Atria Longmeadow Place, Burlington, MA 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 (

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