Elizabeth Brown
December 20, 2016

Funeral Information

December 22 2016 - 11:00 am
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15209

BROWN, ELIZABETH:  On Tuesday, December 20, 2016; Beloved wife of the late Paul Brown; loving mother of Peter Joseph (Stephanie) Brown; daughter of the late Josef and Szerena Klein; sister of the late Ilonka; Cherished grandmother of Alison (Josh) Karabin, David (Meredith) Brown, and Rachel (Bryan) Clark; Proud great-grandmother Oma of Zachary, Owen, Oliver, Lucy and Quinn.  Born in Ostoros, Hungary in 1918, Elizabeth was a survivor of the Holocaust.  After the war, she returned to Hungary where she married her husband, Paul, and gave birth to their son, Peter Joseph.  They went to France and waited for two years to receive immigration papers to the U.S.  Only after Elizabeth wrote to President Truman directly did the family's papers arrive.  Elizabeth was a much-loved crossing guard throughout Squirrel Hill (at the corners of Wightman and Forbes; at Colfax School; and at St. Philomena's on Beechwood Blvd.), and in Point Breeze (at Sterrett School).  Graveside services and interment will be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 11:00 AM at Beth Shalom Cemetery, Shaler Township.  Everyone will meet at the cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh, 826 Hazelwood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or Jewish Family & Children's Service, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.  www.schugar.com


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Peter and Stephanie: My sincerest condolences on the loss of your mother and mother-in-law.

By Marvin Chosky - December 20, 2016