Harry S. Binakonsky, M.D.
December 19, 2017

Visitation Information

December 21 2017 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

December 21 2017 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

BINAKONSKY, M.D. HARRY S.: Passed away on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jeannie, his son, David, his parents, Minnie and Joseph Binakonsky, and his brother, Lou. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Rich Weitzman, and grandchildren Linda, Ari, and Daniel Weitzman, and Jane, Rachel, Lucy, and Emily Binakonsky, and daughter-in-law, Charlotte Binakonsky. Known to his friends and family as Binny, he attended Princeton University on a senatorial scholarship. Through the military V-12 program, he attended the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. He subsequently served in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. Upon his return to Pittsburgh, he joined Brentwood Medical Group and was dedicated to and loved by his patients. He became the medical director of Penn Group Health Plan which became HealthAmerica. He was a founding member of Beth Israel Center in Pittsburgh’s South Hills. Binny loved all things beautiful. He was a gardener with a green thumb who could make anything grow. He appreciated the arts, and his drawings and photography demonstrated his own artistic gift. Patrons of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, he and Jeannie regularly attended concerts, including the first one held at Heinz Hall. Binny put the “gentle” in gentleman. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Sara Jean and Harry S. Binakonsky Palliative Care Fund at Magee-Womens Hospital, 300 Halket Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. www.schugar.com


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So sorry to hear about Harry's passing. A wonderful man and a very special person to my entire family. May warm memories of him be of comfort to Judy and her family.

By Gary Graff - December 21, 2017