Mark Reuben Faigen
August 27, 2019

Visitation Information

August 29 2019 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

August 29 2019 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) 15232

MARK REUBEN FAIGEN - Deeply loved husband of Anne (Gussin) Faigen, cherished father of Susan, Lynne (deceased), Janet (Carl) and David (Gayle). Grandfather of Sara (Phillip), Jacob and Russell Faigen and Arielle and Eric Schultz. A chemical engineer graduate of Penn State, he was a renowned research engineer, specializing in raw materials for the blast furnace. His expertise brought him travels around the world, mostly in Europe and Asia, where he consulted on the design and planning of steel mills. Mark was also a gifted musician who played the French Horn in the JCC orchestra, the Edgewood Symphony, the Wilkinsburg Symphony and, during the summer at the Kennerdell Music Festival. He was a Blue Band Member of Penn State's band and played in Temple Sinai's band. He loved the Pittsburgh Symphony, theater, including yearly visits with his wife to Stratford, Ontario's Shakespeare Festival. He treasured travels with his wife  and family. Most of all he treasured his family, who saw him as a role model for the generations to follow. He and his wife, Anne were married for 67 years, a record he was especially proud of. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., Shadyside on Thursday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services, (10 - 11 AM). Interment Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to Temple Sinai, Rabbi's Discretionary Fund, Edgewood Symphony Orchestra or Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. 


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So sorry for your loss.

By Tanya Bielski-Braham - September 03, 2019

Dear Faigen, Very sorry to hear about Mark. We always enjoyed seeing and speaking with him at 20/20. One of the nicest guys that came into our office. He will be missed.

By Evan Merenstein - August 29, 2019

I'm so sorry, Ann. I"m still away, but will see you in a couple of weeks when I get back.

By Rhoda Eligator - August 28, 2019

Dear Anne and family I am so sorry. I have fond memories of the many years that we’ve known each other, dating back to meeting Mark and Anne through my friendship with Susan. Then Mark and Anne joined Temple Sinai and I got to see you both on a regular basis. May Mark’s memory be a blessing.

By Joan Stein - August 28, 2019

Dear Anne, Offering my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I always looked forward to seeing both of you at Temple Sinai on my visits home. May Mark's name always be for a blessing.

By Harold Marcus - August 28, 2019