Bernard Elinoff
January 16, 2015

Visitation Information

January 19 2015 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

January 19 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

ELINOFF, BERNARD: 2/5/21 - 1/16/2015, unexpectedly died peacefully in his sleep. The last surviving child of eight of Jacob and Clara Elinoff. Bernie found his calling in the entertainment industry. He was a fixture in the Pittsburgh play and movie industry since the late 1930's, working first at the Nixon Theater during its heyday, and then as the longtime manager of the Squirrel Hill Theater. Bernie worked in the Theater's corporate office for years, but he was happiest when he was at the Theater's front lines, greeting all who came to see the movies and getting the pulse of the people as to whether the movie was a success. There wasn't a citizen who lived in the Squirrel Hill area who didn't know him! According to his son, Ed, Bernie lived a charmed life, doing what he wanted to do for a living which trickled down to his kind demeanor. Preceded in death by his parents, Jacob and Clara, along with his siblings, Sam, Max, Becky, Esther, Saul, Milt and Edith, along with his beloved wife, Esther, and along with his sister-in-law, Claire Loewenberg. Survived by his son, Edward (Debbie), grandchildren Nicole and Evan, and lots of nieces and nephews who loved him. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment New Light Cemetery.


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