Ida Ruth Maretsky
November 3, 2018

Visitation Information

November 5 2018 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

November 5 2018 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Maretsky, Ida Ruth;  Born November 14, 1921 and passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. She was the beloved wife of Joseph Maretsky. Beloved mother of David (Carole) Maretsky, Judi (Fred) Young and Lynda (Steven) Coopersmith; Survived by brother Harry (Irene) Exler, sister the late Lillian (Ira) Schoenfeld, and devoted cousin Lakey Leiner. She cherished her grandchildren James (Leah) Maretsky, Marci (Eric) Caplan, Johnathan (Lisa) Young, Richard (Michele) Young, Aimee (Eric) Blum, Evan (Rebecca) Coopersmith and her great-grandchildren Ian, Carly, Zeva, Janna, Avi, Max, Noa, William, Micah, as well as her many loving nieces and nephews. The family also wishes a special thank you to Cyndee Williams and her loving team of caregivers. Ida's priority was always “family first”. She has been described as “a matriarch of a wonderful family”. Her greatest pleasure was to be surrounded by her family. After the death of her husband, she worked for the Hebrew Institute of Pittsburgh and retired from the Allegheny County Controller's Office. After retirement, she took pleasure in working at her son's business, Jamar Park. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM). Interment Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Assistance Fund, P.O.Box 8197, Pittsburgh, PA 15217  or a charity of the donor's choice. www.schugar.com 


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Dear,David and family Very sorry to hear about Ida. She was a kind and gentile person and I always loved speaking to her at 20/20. She always talked RON me about the good old days and especially my mom. She will be sadly missed. You had a terrific mom. Sincerely, Evan.

By Evan Merenstein - November 05, 2018

Dear David,Carol and Family, Sending my heartfelt condolences to all of you on the loss of your wonderful Mother,Ida. She was an amazing woman and her sweetness was shared by all who knew her. May her memory be a blessing. Fondly, Ronda Fingeret

By Ronda Fingeret - November 05, 2018

I am sorry for your loss. Ida Exler was my mother Annapearl Engelberg's Z"L friend. All through school they sat next to each other, in alphabetical order. Love to all the Maretsky family

By Linda Doernberg - November 03, 2018