Steven Pelovitz

Steven Pelovitz

January 29, 1945 - January 27, 2021
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Donations are being accepted for:
National Park Foundation

Attn: Gift Processing
P..O. Box 17394, Baltimore,, MD 21298


Steven Pelovitz, of Frederick, Maryland, passed away on Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 at the age of 75. He is survived by his loving children, David (Jill) Pelovitz, and Betsy Pelovitz, brother, Mark (Eileen) Pelovitz, grandchildren, Anastasiya Pelovitz, and Nadiya Pelovitz, nephew, Matthew Pelovitz, and niece, Gail Pelovitz. He was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Beverly 'Bonnie' Pelovitz.

Steven will be remembered for his beaming smile and amazing sense of humor. He was always passionate for Baltimore sports teams (Let's Go My O's!) and enjoyed every opportunity to travel and savor life's precious moments. He will be missed by all who knew him, may his memory be a blessing.

Services are private. Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to the National Park Foundation, Attn: Gift Processing P.O. Box 17394 Baltimore, MD 21298-9450, or KCNB1 research June Ulrey, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Development & Alumni Relations, 420 E Superior, Arthur J. Rubloff Building, 9th Floor Chicago, IL 60611 (Please specify Dr. Kearney KCNB1 Research in the memo line). Due to current health concerns, in-person Shiva will be private. Please check Levinson's website for virtual Shiva information as it becomes available.
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Francine Schreiber Reynolds

Posted at 11:41am
Mark, to you and yours,with sincere sympathy.
May Steven's memory be for a blessing.
Memories which go back to walking to Mordecai Gist,#69.
Francine Schreiber Reynolds

wendy Spealman

Posted at 07:05pm
I am so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you! Beautifulpictures❤️

Ceal & Barry Rascovar

Posted at 03:02pm
Mark--Steve's loss is a heavy one, but Ceal and I know fond memories of Steve in happy times will live on, as will his spirit, love of life and his goodness. He will be missed, but not forgotten.


Arlene Eberly

Posted at 10:18am
Very sorry about the loss of your brother. May his memories continue to warm your heart
Arlene Eberly

Marcia Markowitz

Posted at 08:21pm
Dear Mark and Eileen,
We are so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. May his memory be for a blessing.
Marcia Markowitz and Norman Rosen

Jeffrey Mullin

Posted at 03:22pm
Dear Mark and Eileen,
We are so sorry to hear about your brother. Our love and condolences to you and your family.

Mindy and Jeff

Bess Applebaum

Posted at 02:17pm
Dear Pelovitz Family,
I am so sorry to hear that Steve has passed. Our condolences to the family.
Bess Applebaum
Lee & Dale Anne Applebaum


Posted at 02:06pm
When I reported for work in 1979 as head of HCFA’s Research Publications Staff, I was pregnant with Brittany. It was a new agency, a new job, and I didn’t know a soul. The Publications Staff was housed in ORDS, and one of the first friendly faces I encountered was Steve. He often stopped by my office to say hi and see how I was doing, and as a newbie, his kindness and friendship meant a great deal to me. During the several years I worked there I knew Steve as a colleague, someone who was ethical, hard-working, smart, funny, and kind.
I moved to a position at NIH in 1987 and didn’t see Steve for many years. By the time I came back to HCFA (now rechristened as CMS) in 2003, he had left. But our paths crossed again after Michelle Snyder returned to CMS in 2007. I worked for her for less than a year before I retired, but we became good friends. When I retired I told Michelle I would set up a safari to Africa; Steve joined us on that safari in early 2010, and our friendship really took off from there. We traveled together to Tanzania, Hawaii, Santa Fe, multiple trips to NYC, Winterthur, Thanksgiving on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and lots of local expeditions.
Jim and I counted Steve among our best friends long before he died. He was not only fun to travel with, he was one of the kindest and most thoughtful people I have ever known. For example, after I had a double mastectomy, he came to spend time with my husband who was worn out from being my nurse while Michelle washed my hair and gave me a manicure. As a member of the Kennedy Center, he managed to get tickets to Hamilton and instead of using them himself, he and the Snyders gave them to Jim, me, and our daughter Brittany, who was going through a tough time after her divorce; he knew seeing the show would mean a lot to her, and it did.
We celebrated Thanksgiving with him and the Snyders this year at his new home, and we were honored to participate in several of the Seders he held for friends. He was also a wonderful friend and a sort of honorary uncle to Brittany. When she flew home in November from her new home in Anchorage, Steve and the Snyders were almost the only people she wanted to see. She valued his wise advice and counsel, as did we. The last time I saw him was in December. After my appointment with the dermatologist, Steve bought lunch for Michelle and me at the Honey Baked Ham store and served it at his house. When I expressed interest in getting one of their ham bones for soup, he drove me to the store, found the meatiest ham bone for me, and drove me to my car. Those acts of everyday kindness were so typical of Steve. I also appreciated his positive attitude and sunny disposition. For Steve, the glass was always half full.
His death has left a hole in my heart, and I will truly miss him. But I feel privileged to have known him and spent as much time together as we did. I only wish we had many more years to spend together. We were planning a trip to Hawaii next year and a trip to see Brittany in Alaska. When we do take those trips we will raise a glass to our favorite travel companion and dear, dear friend. His life was cut short, but he lived it to the fullest with love and gusto, wisdom and compassion. We will never forget him.

Myra Gross

Posted at 12:40am
Dear Mark & Eileen,
I’m so sorry to hear about Steve’s death. Please accept my deepest sympathy. May all your good memories help you through this difficult time. May Steve’s memory be for a blessing.
Love, Myra

Dora and Howard Simons

Posted at 10:58pm
Dear Mark and Eileen,
We were so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. Our thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time.
Our heartfelt sympathy,
Dora and Howard

Cathy Tabor

Posted at 10:06pm
I was so lucky to work with Steve a couple of times at CMS. He was a kind and considerate manager but more importantly a really nice person. I feel very blessed to have known him.

Raymond Pelovitz & Ellene Pelovitz

Posted at 06:01pm
Mark & Eileen & Family
Ray & I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers & thought are with you.
Ray & Ellene Pelovitz

Shelley OConnor

Posted at 02:52pm
Dear Anastasiya, David, Jill, Nadiya and Aunt Betsy,
My heart is with all of you, holding space for each one of you. PopPop & Dad loved you so and you loved him. Please extend my thoughts and hugs to the whole Pelovitz family.

Tobye Fox Karp

Posted at 12:03pm
Dear Pelovitz
Steve was in my class in element school . I remember him as one of the nicest boys in the class. So sorry for your loss. May good memories sustain tou

Diane Lieberman

Posted at 11:52am
Dear David, Betsy, Mark and Family,
I met Steve many years ago (when Mark was in high school) and thought of Steve as Mark's very cool and super nice older brother. Years later, I spent many days driving to work at SSA with Steve. He was always fun, thoughtful, smart, and still super nice. And yes, always, with a smile. I am so sad for this loss. My condolences to you all at this
sad time.


Posted at 11:49am
Dear Mark, Eileen and family.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
All our love Debbie and Brian.

John Abosch

Posted at 10:07am
Dear Pelovitz Family
I too go back a long way with Steve. He was a wonderful and very smart guy. He and I also went to elementary school together so we go back almost 70 years! I actually worked for his dad, Mel, for several years. Enjoy many good memories and my sincere condolences to the Pelovitz family.
Mel was also a great guy. I last saw Steve maybe 25 or 30 years ago.

Leslie Mensh & family

Posted at 10:04am
Dear Pelovitz Family,
Sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your beloved Steve..May his memory be forever a blessing

Andrea Armstead Jarrett

Posted at 09:19am
My most sincere condolences goes out to Steve’s family. Steve will forever live in my heart. He is one of my most favorite human beings on this world and will be forever missed and cherished. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sandee (Kolodny) Katz

Posted at 05:39am
Dear Mark and family,
I remember Steve so well... and your entire family. Your Dad used to come to my parents' home on Boarman Ave (the old neighborhood) and take care of my Dad's accounting. Every time I drive by the old Heaver Plaza I think of your family and wondered where you all were, professionally.
I'm so sorry to hear about Steve, May he rest in peace. Sandee

Michelle Snyder

Posted at 08:52pm
My deepest sympathies and love to the Pelovitz family. Steve was the best person I ever knew - he was compassionate, kind, loving and funny. This world is so much diminished without him in it. He was my best friend and I loved him dearly. He won’t be forgotten by those of us privileged to have known him. Rest In Peace knowing how many people loved you

Della and Gary King

Posted at 08:07pm
Dear David,
We were so sorry to hear from Richard about the loss of your dad. It has been a long time ago, but we do remember him quite well. Please accept our sincere condolences and our wish for you and your family to remember all the good memories to help you through this difficult time.

Patrick and Sandy Jenkins

Posted at 07:30pm
Dear Mark, Eileen, and Family,
We were so very sorry to hear about Steve. We extend our deepest sympathies to you all . Please know that our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. May his memory be a blessing.

Estelle and Jeff Sarricks

Posted at 06:38pm
Dear Betsy, Dave and the Entire Family,
Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend. Steve Pelovitz was a great man. People that were his friends knew that he was an outstanding person, highly intelligent, trustworthy, interesting, funny, compassionate, caring and a great friend. Words cannot really express the deep sadness that is felt by Steve leaving us far too soon. He will always be in our hearts and our memories. Our deepest condolences for your family’s loss.

Jack & Barbara Butta

Posted at 06:27pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Pelovitz family. We will cherish our travel together and the memories of many family gatherings .
Steve will be greatly missed.

Rob Stacey Wilson

Posted at 05:01pm
Dear Betsy,Dave and the entire Pelovitz family. Sending our condolences on the loss of your dear father, brother, grandpa and uncle. There are no words to properly share how much we loved Steve.

Adele Taube

Posted at 04:27pm
Dear Betsy, David and family,
My deepest condolences on your loss.
Your father & I were in the same class in elementary school, and he was my first date -- we were 11 years old. My Aunt drove us to the movie theater, then we stopped at the local soda fountain before walking home.
The last time I saw him was when we were both chaperones on a B.T. field trip for Betsy & my daughter's class.
My heart goes out to you all. Wishing you peace & comfort.

Wendie and Keith Berenson

Posted at 04:22pm
Mark Eileen, and Family,
We are so sorry to hear about Steve. Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time. Our deepest condolences

Robert Stuart Lazarus

Posted at 03:31pm
Dear Pelovitz Family
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Beloved Steve. The Pelovitz Family and my Family were next door neighbors when we lived at Hillcrest apartments on Liberty Road over 50 years ago....Better neighbors you couldn't find....Steve and Mark were like the big brothers I never had. May his memory be for a Blessing.

Edie & Howard Greenblatt

Posted at 03:28pm
Dear Mark,Eileen and family,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences for the loss of your beloved brother,father,grandfather, uncle. May all the great memories of your time together help ease your grief during this difficult time.

Lauren A H Cohen

Posted at 03:26pm
Dear Mark, Eileen and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. May your loved ones memory be forever a blessing.

Carl Hackerman

Posted at 01:44pm
My condolences. Steve and I worked together for many years at HCFA and CMS

Sue Pelovitz

Posted at 12:29pm
Betsy, David, Jill, Mark and Family. My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loving father,brother and PopPop. Steve touched the lives all all who were lucky enough to know. Treasure all of the wonderful memories and he shall live on forever in your hearts. Rest in peace dear Steve.

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