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James Alexander Escovitz

December 29, 1949 - April 29, 2023


Obituary For James Alexander Escovitz

Age 73, passed peacefully surrounded by family, on Saturday, April 29, 2023 of Whitehall.Beloved husband of Janet Escovitz; loving son of the late Margaret and Henry Escovitz; loving brother of William (Sari) Escovitz of Colorado Springs, Kathy (John) Miehl of Bethel Park, and the late Joel (Rosalyn) Escovitz of Squirrel Hill; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jim was a retired partner of Babst Calland Law Firm. He was a longtime member of South Hills Country Club, Clairton Sportsman Club, and The Dollar Energy Fund Board. Jim had a love for the outdoors being an avid gun enthusiast, fisherman, and golfer. Jimmy was cherished for his friendship, knowledge, and willingness to share with everyone. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood, PA 15227 on Wednesday, May 3 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., where a blessing service will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the John F. Slater Funeral Home chapel. If desired, family suggests contributions to The Dollar Energy Fund, 15 Terminal Way, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Please send condolences to www.johnfslater.com

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  • 05/14/2023

    Jim was an angel on earth. I was so very blessed to know and love him. Julie Coletti

  • 05/04/2023

    I have known Jim and golfed with him for more than 30 years. Such a fine, gentle man and always a fun guy to be around. My deepest sympathies on his passing.

  • 05/03/2023

    I am so sorry to hear about Jim's passing , He was a wonderful person. He was so helpful when Dan and I needed legal advice when he became ill. I am so happy Jim and Janet have always kept in touch width my Kim It meant alot to us all. And they shared the same birthday We have many memories living on the same street for many years I know he will be missed . I sam do sorry for your loss May God Bless him Debbie Dears❤️

  • 05/03/2023

    I played golf with Jim at Cross Creek for 30 plus years. What a pleasure to be around such a gentleman. His family can stand proud. God Bless from all the Meadville guys. Ed Stevenson

  • 05/03/2023

    Our deepest sympathies to Janet and all of Jim's family. He was a wonderful neighbor to our mother and also gave our family excellent advice a couple of times. We really enjoyed talking with him, and will certainly miss him. Your "Jimmy" was a fine gentleman, Janet!

  • 05/02/2023

    Jim came to Colorado Springs in the summer of 2008. We had invited him to attend the 2008 Men's Senior Golf Open at the Broadmoor, with our son Dave. The Broadmoor was a hilly course, and hot that summer. They repeatedly watered the greens. It was hard to climb around and watch the play. Shuttling from the park and ride spots complicated the event. On Sunday, Jim suggested we watch the finale at home on the TV, to get a better view. We watched from home. The view was better. Greg Norman had a pretty swing, but Eduardo Romero the Argentine won by four strokes. Despite the heat those days, Jim, Sari, and Dave played intense basketball in our shady driveway. We loved Jim a lot, Bill and Sari Escovitz

  • 05/02/2023

    There are not enough great words to say about Jimmy. I could try but it just would not be enough. I will miss you Jimmy-something fierce. Rest easy dear friend. And don't cause too much trouble 🙂 Love you, Woman

  • 05/02/2023

    I met Jimmy and Janet almost 50 years ago through Linda, attending their wedding. It was a wonderful time, being in our 20's. Time passes so quickly. Rest in peace, Jim. With deepest sympathy to Janet

  • 05/02/2023

    Jimmy (aka "Renegade," as I knew him) was one of my best friends. Jimmy and I met while we were both working at Babst Calland in Pittsburgh, and we stayed in close contact even after I had left the firm in the early '90s. Jimmy and I spent a lot of time together at my camp in Kittanning, where we hunted, fished, shot guns, and smoked "a few" cigars. I could always count on Jimmy to offer sound advice on just about anything ranging from the law, the outdoors, Toyotas, and even personal matters. He was downright the biggest intellect I had ever known, and his impact on my life – and my family's – will always be cherished. Thank you, Renegade, for a lot of good years. You will be greatly missed by all. –Timmer (as Renegade called me)

  • 05/02/2023

    Jim and Janet were good friends of mine during his under Grad time at Notre Dame. We always had a great time together even after Graduation, back and forth for ND football games. He was always happy with a smile on his face. Such a sweet man, so glad I knew him and his lovely wife! Love you and will miss you. Linda Nagy

  • 05/01/2023

    Jim was the ultimate true friend and loving person. He was always willing to do anything for anyone and loved having fun. Having known him and Janet for over 58 years the fun times and memories will always stay in my heart. I love them both and I will miss you terribly Jimmy. Linda Cooper

  • 05/01/2023

    I'm so sorry to hear this about Jimmy. My Condolences to the entire family. Jimmy and I worked together at Babst for many years. He was such a fun guy, very respectful and had a great personality. When he left Babst, it was a sad day for many of us. May you RIP Jimmy and thank you for all the wonderful memories.

  • 05/01/2023

    Jim was A rare person today in that he was A Kind GENTLEMAN Will miss seeing him @ SHCC Thoughts & prayers for Jim's family Joe Venturella

  • 05/01/2023

    Jim was such a gentlemen, will be greatly missed by the golf league, at Cross Creek in Titusville, PA. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bob and Betsy Miller

  • 04/30/2023

    I love you uncle Jim!!! I'm going to miss you big Time! I'm going to miss you when you leave and we give a hug and I say, " I love you uncle Jim and give you a kiss and you say back, I love you buddy!!!