Albert Julius Wein
WEIN: Albert Julius Wein, age 91, born August 1, 1924, passed away on Friday, October 9, 2015, peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family; Beloved husband, best friend and lifelong companion of the late Shirley Wein. Devoted father of Howard Wein and Susan Bails, Robert (Rocky) and Judy Wein, Dr. Richard and Judy Wein and Barbara Wein and George Portillo. Son of the late Alexander and Bella Wein. Grandfather of Josh (Jessica), Alex, Jillian (Andy), Lindsay (Yehoshua), Jacob, Rachel (Ben), Emily, Sam, Patricio, Amiel, Elisa and Jonas. Great-grandfather of Noa, Caleb, Chaim, Nissim, Maya and Beatrice. Brother of the late Samuel Wein, Sidney Wein, Edward Wein and Rose Nadel. Loving uncle to many nieces and nephews. A lifelong Pittsburgh resident, Albert attended Westinghouse High School and graduated from Carnegie Tech in 1947 with a degree in metallurgical engineering after serving in the United States Navy during World War II. His career spanned over five decades in the scrap metal industry. Starting in 1950 with Tube City Iron and Metal, he left in 1962 to be a co-founder of Steelmet, Inc., rising to become its president. He was known to be a leader and expert in the Stainless Steel industry. In 1985, he left to form Wein Metals with his son Robert, where he remained until his retirement. Albert’s career took him to various places around the world, where he and Shirley made lifelong friends. He was very proud of his Pittsburgh roots, and interested in the background of everyone he met. Growing up during the depression, he was sensitive to the needs and welfare of others. In later years, he and Shirley enjoyed winters in Florida, where he spent many hours playing tennis and golf. Shirley and Albert always welcomed friends and family alike to their home for holidays and other occasions. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation for all of Albert’s caregivers, and a special thanks for many years of love and support to Carol Klimko. Services were held at Congregation Beth Shalom. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St., Pittsburgh, PA 15217; Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; or the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com.