Florence Haber Alpern
ALPERN: Florence Haber Alpern, Oakview Drive., Hermitage, passed away peacefully of natural causes at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday (7-2-14) at her residence. She was 91. Florence was born June 12, 1923 in Youngstown, Ohio, one of eight children born to Jacob and Mary Fibus Haber. In her early years she lived in both Youngstown and in New Castle, Pennsylvania. She was a longtime member of Temple Beth Israel, Sharon, and a current member of the Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown. She was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women, of Hadassah, the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Israel. Florence served on the Board of Directors at the Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission for many years. Her first husband Dr. Harold Resnick whom she married March 1, 1952, passed away on September 12, 1964. Her second husband Bernard Alpern whom she married on January 18, 1968, passed away June 2, 1995. She is survived by her two daughters, Jane Kahn and her husband Buddy, O’Hara Township, and Joan Weiner and her husband Marc, Lancaster, Pa: two sons, Jeffrey Resnick, Pittsburgh, and Joshua Resnick and his wife Debbie, Fox Chapel, She leaves to cherish her memory her six grandchildren, Aaron and Elliot Kahn, Andrew, Jessica, and Ben Weiner, and Samantha Resnick. She was preceded in death by her three sisters, Ruth Shaw, Rose Shaw, and Frances Pollock, and four brothers, Frank, Martin, Norman, and Lawrence Haber. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests that anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in her memory to please consider the Leonard Staisey House, Pittsburgh. The mailing address is JRS (Jewish Residential Services) C/O Leonard Staisey House, 5905 5th Avenue Suite 3, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213. Services were held at J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. 1090 E. State Street. Services with Rabbi Franklin W. Muller, D.D. of Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown, officiating. Internment: Temple Beth Israel Cemetery, Hermitage.