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Sybil Wein

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Sybil Wein
Sybil Wein, 94, of Clarion, died peacefully on Saturday evening, January 12, 2019, in Pittsburgh, surrounded by her family. Sybil Gertrude Schochet was born December 6, 1924, in Brooklyn to Abraham and Leah Schochet. In 1947, her first cousin and closest friend, Samuel Fredman, set her up on a blind date with his Penn State classmate Morris Wein. They were married in January of 1949, and through 53 years together, the life they built was a loving and calming influence for all in its orbit. A fierce and accomplished homemaker, Sybil worked as a national millinery buyer for the American Merchandising Corporation. When she moved to Clarion, she brought a love of fashion to her years of work in the family business at Wein’s department store. Together, she and Morris were also active members of Clarion’s community theater scene. Through everything, her family remained her highest priority. Sybil was a lifetime member of Hadassah and Tree of Life Congregation in Oil City, Pa. In her later years, she found delight in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, singing songs from her childhood and following the Pittsburgh Penguins. Sybil is survived by her sons, Thomas (Deborah) of Pittsburgh, Alan of Clarion, and Jay (Annette) of Charleston, South Carolina, former daughter-in-law Pam Wein Levy, grandchildren Matthew, Joshua (Abby), Steven (Erika), Zachary, Charles, Leah, and Ana, and great-grandchildren Clara and Meira. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris, her sister, Janet Teicher and her brother, Lawrence Schochet. A private funeral service was held at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made in Sybil’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation (www.parkinson.org) or Adat Shalom Congregation in Pittsburgh (adatshalompgh.org). Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting rvburnsfuneralhome.com.
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