Seymour Farber

Seymour Farber


FARBER: Seymour Farber, age 97, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully on March 18, 2018. He was born and raised in Greensburg and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in engineering. At Pitt he met his wife, Yetta Slutsky. During the War they lived in Ft. Worth, Texas, where they both worked at a factory that manufactured the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress.” Seymour was a longtime furniture and appliance dealer in Pittsburgh. He was best known as the discount mattress king of Pittsburgh. He worked well into his 80s and would still make the occasional delivery when needed. His many close friends were called “aunt” and “uncle” by his children, so his nieces and nephews number in the many dozens. His final years were spent happily at Weinberg Terrace with his wonderful friend, Harriet Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Yetta, and brothers Wilt and Al. He is survived by his children, Janie Moravitz (Edward), Alan, and Kathy Mills (Nigel), grandchildren, Molly Tomasi (Nate Paris), Jed, David and Jack Farber, Rebecca and Oliver Mills, Jonathan Dane (Kelly) and great-grandchildren, Graham and Harley Tomasi. The family is grateful for the years of care provided by his caregivers, including Mindy Johnson, Vernetta Howard, Zelda Butler and Katelyn McGinnis, as well as Linda and Emilee from Sivitz Hospice. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 – 1 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Yetta Farber Early Childhood Fund at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 368 Guys Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.

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