Robert M. Frankel
December 8, 1927 - September 17, 2017

Visitation Information

September 20 2017 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Visitation will be held in the Aaron Courtyard

Funeral Information

September 20 2017 - 12:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Funeral Service will be held in the Main Sanctuary

Frankel, Robert M. on Sunday, September 17, 2017; Beloved husband of Rebeca Frankel; Loving father of Dan (Debra) Frankel and Janina (Rafi) Frankel-Yoeli; Brother of Marcia Kane; Grandfather of Aaron, Erica and Mark Frankel. Step-grandfather of Dana and Hagai Yoeli. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Robert was President of The Frankel Company, a regional insurance agency and was later Vice-Chairman of Hilb, Rogal and Hamilton Company of Pittsburgh. He was Chairman of the National Foundation of Jewish Culture and the Three Rivers Arts Festival. Robert was past president and chairman of the campaign that created the City Theatre in its current location. He was member of the boards of Carnegie Museum of Art, UPMC Presbyterian, Montefiore Hospitals, United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and Rodef Shalom Congregation. Served as past President of the Hebrew Institute and Assurex International, an insurance trade group. He received numerous awards, the namesake for the City Theaters Robert M. Frankel Award established to honor his leadership in establishing one of the city's premiere theatrical companies and venue. The CNG/WQED VITA award for volunteer of the Arts. He received the Outstanding Fundraising Award from The National Society of Fundraising Executives. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Moorewood Avenue) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12 Noon. Visitation at temple one hour prior to services (11AM -12 Noon). Interment West View Cemetery Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Alzheimers Disease Research Center, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Jewish Family and Children Services, 5742 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or City Theater, 1300 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203, Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc.


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So very sorry for your loss...Bob was a great man and a champion of City Theatre for so many years...The loss of Bob is a great los for his family and for Pittsburgh. Our thoughts are with his dear wife Rebeca, his Son David and his wife Debbie as well as his entire extended family and many friends at this most difficult time. We are sending you prayers of sympathy, concern and comfort to all who have lost this great man...

By Tony and Annette - September 19, 2017