Phyllis (Helfer) Melnick,

Phyllis (Helfer) Melnick,

Wife of the late Milton Helfer and the late Aryeh Melnick; mother of Joel (Mary) Helfer of Cheshire, CT and Lynne (Wayne) Palkovitz of Johns Island, SC; sister of Dorothy (the late Nathaniel) Schorin of Pittsburgh and William (Iris) Kaufman of Swampscott, MA; grandmother of Rachel (David) Lipkin, Amy Helfer, Mara (James) Southard and Hannah (Joe) Hosemann; great-grandmother of Jared and Jacob Lipkin; also survived by nieces and nephews.

Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., Shadyside. Interment followed in Kether Torah Cemetery.

Contributions may be made to American Parkinson’s Disease Association, 490 E. North Ave., Ste. 500, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.