Howard "Buddy" Minsky
MINSKY, HOWARD “BUDDY”: On Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at age 80. He was Joan’s true love and treasured husband of 58 years, the adored and adoring father of three children and six grandchildren. His friends and relatives and colleagues will also remember Buddy as a lawyer, president of his congregation, supporter of his synagogue, Navy man, poker player, fraternity brother, minyan regular, filmmaker, wordsmith, devoted Steelers and Pirates fan. Wherever he travelled, he never missed a sunrise or a sunset. He took pictures of everyone and everything, and has the photo albums to prove it. He made epic Halloween costumes, drove convertibles, deeply appreciated a good steak and his wife’s chocolate chip cookies. He loved his yorkies, and all technological gadgets, even the 8-tracks and the Betamax. He had an extraordinary talent with a yo-yo which none of his children inherited. He once caught a bank robber and never tired of telling the story. Buddy was known for his warmth and affection, he was an inveterate hugger, tickler, and nuzzler. He lived by the motto: Life is uncertain, so start with dessert. Buddy is survived by his wife Joan, his children Terri, Jeffrey and Maura, his grandchildren Sam, Anna, Lucy, Sasha, Edie and Dasha, and by his brother Jay. Services were held at Beth El Congregation. Interment Mount Lebanon Cemetery/Beth El Section. Donations in Buddy’s memory may be made to Beth El Congregation, 1900 Cochran Road, Pittsburgh, PA., 15220. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com.