My name is Dr Peter Ilowite. I am a dermatologist from Saddle Brook and a bit younger than Dr Barry. Dr Barry became my first “reallly good” pulmonologist as I suffered from asthma as a child,
9/11 I was a rescue doctor at the WTC hours after the attack and I suffered an MVA that also damaged my pulmonary function.
Early in the millennium, I was referred to him by a friend of my family . Dr Barry was a wonderful doctor and as time continued, we became friends. it was always a pleasure to speak with Bonnie to set my times to se him. She was perfect for the Sakowitz practice any my friend too.
It was common for Dr Barry to sit with me in his office room for 40 minutes as we “ shoot the breeze .” He would always give me advice, my being a young doctor. He often would guide me in how to run my practice (25 years now)
And guide me in life.
Today I tried to call Bonnie for an appointment. I knew his wife was not well but I never wanted invade his privacy unless he reached out to me first.
I am devastated. In tears. I just found out covid took him and his wife from us. I lost my friend and a great doctor. Both are hard to find in today’s world.
I send my prayers, good feelings to his family and all who loved him like I did.
Dr Peter Ilowite