BRILL: On April 27, 2014, Rose S. “Posy”; Beloved wife of Jack and the loving mother of Randi Brill (Robert) Zieserl and Barry (Penny) Brill. Posy was also the incredible Grama Posy to Eric, Andrew, Jonathan and Joshua Brill and Elie, Mia, Will and Charlie Zieserl. Posy is also survived by her cousin, Somer Obernauer, and her dear friend, Lynne Morrow. She will be missed by many, including her loving nieces and nephews, great friends and neighbors. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a longtime resident of Squirrel Hill, Posy touched many lives through her 37-plus years with the Jewish Community Center, where she served in multiple roles including early childhood teacher, director of early childhood and director of membership/scholarships. Those who knew Posy will attest that she believed that every individual was special and possessed a unique set of gifts to be nurtured. Posy’s own gift was discovering those aspects of each of the children in her charge and helping their families to further inspire their children to flourish. Later, Posy applied this same talent to the families with whom she interacted in membership and for scholarships. Posy had a special way of communicating with everyone, seeing the good in every person and situation and helping others to become confident contributors. Her kindness and care will be missed. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. and were officiated by Rabbi Steven Lowenstein of Am Shalom Synagogue in Glencoe, Ill., who traveled to Pittsburgh as a special friend to the Brill-Zieserl family. Donations in memory of Posy may be made to the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Family Assistance Fund and Am Shalom at 840 Vernon Ave., Glencoe, IL 60022. schugar.com.
FOGEL: Lorraine Fogel, 88, beloved mother of Andrea (Robert) Seewald of Squirrel Hill and Marcia (Dean) Morris of Wisconsin. Adored grandmother of Scott (Stacey) Seewald, Rachel (Michael) Golden, Sarah (Jon) Sussman, Alisa Seewald, Megan (John) Gregory and Ashley Morris. Cherished grand-bubbie to 10. Sister of Barbara Mann of California. She was the loving wife of the late Morton Fogel of Chicago. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were held at Shaare Torah Synagogue and burial at Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by the Chevra Kadisha Jewish Burial Society of Pittsburgh.
LIPSITZ: Bertha, 94, of Squirrel Hill passed away on May 13, 2014; Beloved wife of the late Sigmund Lipsitz. Cherished mother of Dr. H. David (Karen) Lipsitz and William (Lynne) Lipsitz. Devoted grandmother of Carly Lipsitz Blaise and Robert, Jason and Ashley Lipsitz. Great-grandmother of Shane Blaise. Bertha was a Holocaust survivor. After World War II, she and Sigmund came to the United States, where they started NBZ Inc., a wholesale clothing business. Throughout her life, Bertha’s strength and resilience was an inspiration to her family, friends and all who knew her. Graveside Services and Interment were held at Shaare Torah Cemetery. Contributions in Bertha’s name may be made to United Jewish Federation, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or a charity of the donor’s choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com.
LONDON: There will be a memorial service for the late Ruth London on May 25 at 11 a.m. at Temple Emanuel in Mount Lebanon. Ruth passed away on Jan. 26, 2014. Ruth was the beloved wife of the late Jack C. London. Loving mother of Alan (Elaine) London and Andrea London (Kenneth Boas). Devoted grandmother of Sara London of Pittsburgh and Daniel London (Megan Reilly) of Montclair N.J. Doting great-grandmother of Lena and Ezra Rothschild and Sylvia and Tessa London. Also survived by her sister-in-law, Florence London of Columbus, Ohio and by nieces and nephews.