Bernice Simon
October 27, 2018

Visitation Information

November 1 2018 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

November 1 2018 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

SIMON, BERNICE RUTH (ROTHENBERG): Tragically on Saturday, October 27, 2018. Beloved wife of the late Sylvan Simon. Beloved mother of Michelle Simon Weis, Marc A. (Machi) Simon, Michael (Robin) Simon and the late Martin E. Simon. Sister of Betty Nathan Shulman, the late Meyer Rothenberg, Sarah Klein, Abe Rothenberg. "Bobie" to Joshua, Lauren, Marissa, Tyler, Malone and McKenzie. Also survived by nieces and nephews. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday at 12 pm. Visitation one hour prior to services (11 am - 12 pm). Interment will follow at 2 pm at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.


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The loss of your parents is absolutely heartbreaking. So many of us are thinking of you and praying that you get some measure of comfort from the love and concern of the extended community. May Bernice's memory be a blessing for you and the world. You are in our prayers and thoughts.

By Rochelle Katz - November 07, 2018

Wishing peace and comfort in this time of sorrow.

By Rick Agee - November 02, 2018

Michael & Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this hard time. My prayers are with you and your family.

By Phyllis Jew - November 01, 2018

My thoughts and prayers with you during this difficult time. I remember this wonderful couple when they would come in for dinner. God be with you all.

By Liz, Cafe Naples - November 01, 2018

To Michael and all the Simon family, I am heartbroken and so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and comfort you during this very sad time. With deepest sympathy, Toni

By Toni Reina - November 01, 2018

I wish I had magic words of comfort for Bernice's friends & family. Losing a loved one is never easy & I can't imagine having to process that pain in the midst of such tragic circumstances but know that there are those of us wishing you all love, strength, peace, & comfort in your cherished memories of the time you had with him.

By Christy Prill - November 01, 2018

We in the Montreal Jewish community stand with you during this very difficult time. On Monday of this week, more than one-thousand Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with you in our local temple condemning hatred and anti semitism in all forms. L’Chaim!! Buruch Dayan Emet.

By HM - November 01, 2018

God Bless both you and Sylvan and may the Lord give peace and comfort to your entire family.

By Karen Shelton - October 31, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

By Athena Robles - October 31, 2018

Dear Michelle - I worked with you at PNCI. I am devastated to hear of this news. I had your telephone number from last fall when you called me and am so sorry it was deleted when I had to get a new phone a few months ago. Please contact me by email at I would love to hear from you. You and your family are on my heart and in my prayers. My deepest sympathies for this tragic loss.

By Jen Bachowski - October 31, 2018

To Michael, Marc and Michelle and all the Simon Family - I will keep you all in my prayers as you go through this time of grief. Greg.

By Greg Scott - October 31, 2018

To the family of Bernice Simon, I am very sorry for your loss and may God bless and comfort you during this sad time. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

Hi Marc, Michelle and Michael. It has been a long time since I was last in Pittsburgh, so I don\\\'t know if you remember me. I am Stanley\\\'s sister. I have been trying to get Marc\\\'s phone number, but with no success. I have been in touch with Cy Reichbaum, your parent\\\'s neighbor. I grew up with Cy. He did not have any of your numbers, but he sent me a copy of the obituary. It had the funeral home name. I called them and they suggested I leave a note here and they would have my contact information. Needless to say I could not believe it when CNN published the names and ages of the victims and I saw Bernice and Sylvan on the list. I was totally shocked. I nknew the family connection to Tree of Life because when Rose (Bubbie Tsippi) married my father Jack, she was a member of Tree of Life. I want to tell you that I can\\\'t believe such wonderful people such as your parents have been killed. This is something totally beyond belief. I want to let you all know that I mourn for them and my heart goes out to you. I can be reached at Hugs and love to you all...Joan

By Joan Harris Brunswick - October 30, 2018

May her memory be for a blessing. Sending our deepest condolences and love

By Fern and Bryan Daves - October 30, 2018

Dear Marc, Michelle, and all Simon family, Words cannot express our horror and sorrow over the tragic passing of your beloved mom and dad, grandma and grandpa. We are grieving with you. We will never forget their gracious kindness, delicious cordial dinners at their warm home, their open hearts, Bernice's scrumptious chocolate cake, Sylvan's no-nonsense sense of humor. This world lost two beautiful souls. We were blessed to have known them. May their memory be eternal!

By Petrov and Burd family - October 30, 2018

Dear Michelle, Marc, Machi, Michael and Robin, We were devastated to learn that Syl and Bernice were killed in the Tree of Life mass shooting. They were such wonderful friends and neighbors. We were so blessed to know them Syl and Bernice were truly amazing, kind, and caring people They will be missed. Love, Liz and Rob

By Liz and Rob Hubicz - October 29, 2018

I live in Toronto, Canada and I felt a responsibility to reach out to the family of of Mr. and Mrs. Simon who died so tragically together last Shabbat. Jews around the world mourn with your family. To loose both parents at one time is something that I cannot comprehend. I hope the memories the family have of this very brave couple help you get through the days to come. I hope knowing that this beautiful couple are still together will ease a small fraction of your pain.

By Arlen Zacks - October 29, 2018