Seymour Farber
March 18, 2018

Visitation Information

March 20 2018 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

March 20 2018 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

FARBER, SEYMOUR: Age 97, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully on March 18, 2018. He was born and raised in Greensburg and graduated from Pitt with a degree in engineering. At Pitt he met his wife, Yetta Slutsky. During the War they lived in Ft. Worth, Texas where they both worked at a factory that manufactured the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress.” Seymour was a long-time furniture and appliance dealer in Pittsburgh. He was best known as the discount mattress king of Pittsburgh. He worked well into his 80’s and would still make the occasional delivery when needed. His many close friends were called “aunt” and “uncle” by his children, so his nieces and nephews number in the many dozens. His final years were spent happily at Weinberg Terrace with his wonderful friend, Harriet Lewis. He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Yetta, and brothers Wilt and Al. He is survived by his children, Janie Moravitz (Edward), Alan, and Kathy Mills (Nigel), grandchildren, Molly Tomasi (Nate Paris), Jed, David and Jack Farber, Rebecca and Oliver Mills, Jonathan Dane (Kelly) and great-grandchildren, Graham and Harley Tomasi. The family is grateful for the years of care provided by his caregivers, including Mindy Johnson, Vernetta Howard, Zelda Butler and Katelyn McGinnis, as well Linda and Emilee from Sivitz Hospice. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 - 1 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Yetta Farber Early Childhood Fund at Adat Shalom Synagogue, 368 Guys Run Road, Cheswick, PA 15024.


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Jane,Alan,Kathy and family... so very sorry for your loss. Dad was one in a million.A friend for more than 30 years.He was my favorite lunch buddy and he never ran out of great stories to tell.Seymour even knew stories about my father... and even my son that I never would have never known.He will surely be missed by even more than many! I am happy ...and honored ... that he called me his friend.

By Marty & Pattie Sobieralski - March 20, 2018

I was so saddened to hear about Uncle Seymour's passing. He will be missed by so many of us. I have so many fond memories of the times our families spent together. He was the glue that held "the Friends" together. I can't help but smile every time I think of him. He spread joy wherever he went. He lust for life was contagious and his volunteering was appreciated by many people. I feel fortunate that I got to spend time with him this past April reminiscing about days gone by. A Dynasty is disappearing and your dad was " The Leader of the Pack." Much love, Lynn

By Lynn Abravanel - March 19, 2018