Israel J. Rudoy
RUDOY: Israel J. Rudoy, age 82, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Husband of Judith, father of Jodi, Paul (Debbie), Bruce (Holly); Grandfather of Drew (Hristina), Beth, Max (Lauren), Matthew, Madelyn and Zachary; brother of Shelley; and pre-deceased by parents Morris and Doris and sisters Barbara and Betty. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, he began his career as a navigator in the United States Air Force where he concluded his military service as a captain and officer. He then began a nearly 50-year career as a certified public accountant. The last 40 of those years with H2R CPA (formerly known as Horovitz, Rudoy & Roteman). He served as the firm’s managing partner for 19 years. He was a visionary that moved the firm into one of the first in Pittsburgh to prepare computerized income tax returns and develop a business valuation service for the firm. He ran the audit department, then the tax department before moving into business valuations and then becoming managing partner. He joined the firm with less than five employees and upon his retirement, H2R CPA was one of the 15 largest firms in Western Pennsylvania. Iz was a past president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and was also past president of Temple Emanuel of South Hills. He was a founding board member of Jewish Residential Services and numerous other professional and community organizations including as an officer of CPA Associates International, Inc. His three main loves in life were family, the CPA firm and Pittsburgh sports. The Steelers, Penguins and Pirates constantly occupied his interest, but his biggest sports passion was the University of Pittsburgh. The saying, “Hail to Pitt” always brought a smile to his face. Services at Temple Emanuel, 1250 Bower Hill Road, Mt. Lebanon on Friday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon – 1 PM). Interment Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Temple Emanuel of South Hills Caring Community Fund or the Temple Emanuel of South Hills Cemetery Beautification Fund.