David K. Rudov
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David K. Rudov

RUDOV: David K. Rudov, on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023. He was born in 1956 in Fort Lee, Virginia, the first child of Dr. Melvin Rudov and Elaine Keller. He spent his early years moving around the country with their growing family — adding brothers Cornell and Teddy — until they all settled in their parents’ hometown of Pittsburgh in 1969. It was the city that he would proudly call home for the rest of his life. David, alongside Cornell, became a bar mitzvah at Tree of Life Synagogue in 1970. He graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1974 and went off to college at Wittenberg University. He finished in 1978 with a degree in political science and another fraternity in the brothers of Phi Kappa Psi, memories he would cherish for the next 45 years. Three years later, he graduated from Capital University Law School, returned to Pittsburgh, and was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar. David spent more than 30 years practicing at Rudov & Stein, then opened Rudov Law in 2016. He was a respected and admired attorney in the Pittsburgh legal community and an active member of the bankruptcy bar. He was deemed a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer from 2008-2024 and listed with the Best Lawyers of Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Magazine in 2019. He will be remembered by his children, Daniel, Lindsey (Dylan), and Roxanne Rudov, and their mother, Hollie Bernstein Machen; by his brothers, Cornell (Susan) and Ted (Lynne); by his aunt, Sheila Golding, and by his family and friends, as they remember those who have passed before him: his parents, Mel, Jeanne and Elaine; his former wife and children’s stepmother, Jane Jaffe Rudov. David loved his career, musicals, comedy, beach vacations, bike rides, boating shenanigans, ski trips and (re)building homes where you could host friends and family. We will try to honor him with kindness and empathy, adventure and curiosity, virtue and work ethic, and a love of our communities. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment Homewood Cemetery. For those interested in making a donation in David’s honor, his children recommend RiverLife, a local nonprofit dedicated to the community-focused redevelopment of Pittsburgh’s riverfronts (riverlifepgh.org/), or the Allegheny County Bar Foundation (acbf.org/) which provides legal aid, scholarships, and charity to the area. schugar.com PJC

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