Sylvia Moidel Byer
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Sylvia Moidel Byer

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BYER: Sylvia Moidel Byer, age 94, of White Oak, died Nov. 24, 2018. She was born in Pittsburgh on October 5, 1924, and is the daughter of the late Morris and Leah Barad Moidel. She is the wife of the late Harold B. Byer. Mrs. Byer is the former executive secretary for the Downtown McKeesport Association, former executive secretary for the Industrial Health Foundation and was formerly with the PA Department of Health Energy Department. She served as a WAC at the rank of Sergeant in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. She was a graduate of Schenley High School, attended Robert Morris Secretarial School and Duff’s Business College. She was a member of Temple B’nai Israel and a past member of its board of trustees, a member of Hadassah, B’nai B’rith, the Jewish War Veterans Post #181, the American Legion Post #361 and the Jewish Women International. She is survived by her son, Robert L. (Louise) Byer of Marshall Township, daughter Barbara L. (Bryan) Rosenberger of Upper St. Clair, granddaughters Laura Rosenberger of Washington, D.C., and Lisa Rosenberger of Washington, D.C. She was preceded in death by siblings Isadore, Bernard, Sidney and Herbert Moidel and Sara Rosen Kaufman, Jeannette Louik and Esther Gzesh. Services were held at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services Inc. Interment Temple Cemetery. Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiated. Remembrances may be made to Temple B’nai Israel, 2025 Cypress Street, White Oak, PA 15131.

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