Gail Ryave
October 30, 2016

Visitation Information

November 1 2016 - 9:30 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Parking will be restricted in the funeral home parking lot on Tuesday for those accompanying the procession to the Beth Shalom Cemetery. A parking variance will be handed out to those wishing to park on the street.  

Funeral Information

November 1 2016 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

 RYAVE, GAIL: Age 73, on Sunday, October 30, 2016 after a valiant fight against glioblastoma. Daughter of the late Celia and Seymour Perlut. Beloved wife of the late Arnold H. Ryave, cherished mother of Sharon Ryave Brody (Rose Stophel), and the late David B. Ryave.  Loving step-mother of Steven and James Ryave.  Beloved sister of Roni Perlut and soul sister of Zola Munter Pober.  Loving, devoted, and adoring Bubbie of Daniel, Jacob and Allie Ryave, and Benjamin and Joshua Brody ('My Lovie, 'My Sweetheart, 'My Princess, 'The Angelist of all the Angels in the Whole Gansa Velt, and, 'My Pumpkin,' respectively). Also survived by her many treasured nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.  Gail was the owner and President of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.  She was the heart and soul of our family business for over 30 years when she came to work after losing Arnold, the love of her life suddenly.  She was known for her smile that lit up the world, her hugs that consoled us all, her singing voice that filled our lives with music, her powerful presence, and straight-shooter approach. A compassionate yet powerful force to be reckoned with, you always knew where you stood with Gail. She loved us all ferociously and we will miss her forever and honor her for the rest of our days.  Special thank you to Dr. Engh and Dr. Stone for giving us more time, a gift of which we will be forever grateful, to the entire staff at Shadyside Hospital and Charles Morris Nursing Center, and all the compassionate caregivers we were so blessed to have. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday, November 1 at 11 am.  Visitation one and one half hours prior to services (9:30 am - 11:00 am).  Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Gail's memory may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, (please make checks payable to "UPCI"), c/o UPMC Cancer Pavilion, Suite 1B, 5150 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 or the National Council of Jewish Women, 1620 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, 15217.  


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My condolences to Gail\'s loved ones. She touched so many lives and was so sensitive to everyone\'s loss; it is sad to lose her. Harriet Kruman

By Harriet Kruman - November 04, 2016

Sharon: Words do not seem adequate enough to extend my condolences to you and your family. Gail was a true neshama. My heart aches for you. She will live on through all that knew and loved her. My family will be eternally grateful to her. When my father died on a Friday evening, she got in her car & drove that Friday from Florida to Pittsburgh to be there for us on Sunday. She never gave it a second thought. She will be missed beyond words by everyone. May her memory be a blessing. May the friends and family & loved ones around you help you through this devastating time.

By Robin Fingeret-Zinger - November 03, 2016

Thanks for taking care of things for us in in our darkest moments. We have never forgotten your help.

By Elliott, Holly and Margo Levenson - November 03, 2016

Sharon: We were so very sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. Shocked as well, as we were not aware she was ill. My father asked that I send you his deepest sympathies....he will stop in to see you in the near future. Most sincerely, The Conaway Family

By Debbie Conaway - November 02, 2016

Our sympathies to Sharon and the entire family. So kind to everyone.

By Tom Horowitz - November 02, 2016

Dear Sharon and Family, My dad, Bob, and Arnold were dear friends for many years and when he passed my father had an officer at the funeral home. Later, when my mother Fritzie died, Gail so graciously offered her home to us to sit Shiva. That is when I really came to know Gail and your family. I am deeply saddened to hear of yet passing. I pray that God will send you His comfort, love, and peace and will place people around you to help you walk through this difficult time. You are in my and my husband\\\'s prayers.

By Debbie Silverman Ritt - November 02, 2016

Sharon and family- I would not have gotten through my father's sudden passing two years ago without your mom's warmth, compassion, advice and support. She was an immense comfort to my brother, Josh, and I and I will carry that with my always. My deepest condolences on the loss of such a dear person. May her memory be a blessing to you all.

By Julie Shrager Bowden and family - November 01, 2016

Sharon & family, My deepest sympathy Your Mom was always the first person to greet you & to give you a big hug at bad times. She will be missed.

By Marcie Perilstein - November 01, 2016

Sharon - So sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so nice to us.

By Marcy & Harvey Kronzek - November 01, 2016

To The Ryave Family and all that knew and loved Gail...I send my deepest sympathy and condolences. As one who deeply feels that although the body-mind complex dies...the soul that Gail Actually is,in all it's glory,will go on...and my wish is...that it"s journey continues filled with Bliss and Peace. Love, Macy

By Macy M.Darling - November 01, 2016

Dearest Sharon and family, My heart is breaking for your loss. I will always remember her kindness, sincerity and warmth. Gail was one in a zillion. She made the world a nicer place. May her memory be a blessing.

By Mindy Kart - November 01, 2016

Dearest Sharon and Family, With deepest sympathy, we loved and will remember Gail for ever. She was one special lady.

By Sylvan & Shirley Schneider - November 01, 2016

Are thoughts and prayers are with you

By Nancy and Dennis Seckinger - October 31, 2016

To family and associates.. Always top- notch in personal and care of bereaved families and my own personal family and friend passings... Truly will be missed in the community. Paul Silverman

By PAUL Silverman - October 31, 2016

To The Ryave family and all of Gail's friends I send my deepest sympathy and condolences. I cried today. Such a wonderful and warm person who lit up a room upon entrance. I will miss her dearly and hope she is singing w her friend Shirley in heaven.

By Andrew E Friedman - October 31, 2016

To one of the kindest and most caring woman I was fortunate to know. I will always remember her smile and words of comfort she always gave. Gail we will always remember you and miss you. My thoughts are with Sharon and her family.

By Marcia Kramer - October 31, 2016

She lite up the sky with her charm and her personality. Always had that special way about her, which was one of a kind. She will be solely missed. Rest in peace my friend.

By Lois M Sherry - October 31, 2016