Sidney Sclarsky
August 28, 2019

Funeral Information

August 30 2019 - 10:00 am
Agudath Achim Cemetery, Firest Hills

Everyone may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside at 9 am

SIDNEY SCLARSKY passed peacefully on Wednesday, August 28 at the age of 101. Survived by his loving wife Helen Fay Sclarsky (Weitzen) of 66 years; his adult children David Sclarsky, Jude Sclarsky, Lisa Summer; his grandchildren, Rachel, Hannah, Ethan Sclarsky and Eve Summer; his great grandchildren Henry and Ben Keefe, as well as daughters in law Amy Sclarsky (Margolin), Lyralen Kaye, and many loving friends, nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Anna Sclarsky; four siblings, Ruth Burdman, Esther Foster, Morris and Harry. Sid will be remembered for his well-earned nickname, “Pal,” his friendliness, kindness and sweetness to everyone who knew him, his lifelong interest in learning and his commitment to his wife, his family, fatherhood and grandfatherhood. He and Helen enjoyed traveling the country, attending concerts, and growing dahlias and vegetables in their garden.  Sid lived a full life and will be deeply missed. Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 9 am and then proceed to Agudath Achim Cemetery for 10 am Graveside Services. Contributions may be made to the Tree of Life Rebuilding Fund, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.


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Lisa and family my deepest sympathy for your loss and sorrow.

By Frank Linet - August 31, 2019

Uncle Pal will be missed by all of us. Pal and Helen are very dear to us, they always made themselves available for our family occasions and milestones. Pal was like the grandfather that our girls don’t have in this world. He gladly held all of our girls when they were newborns and always had a smile for them even when he wasn’t feeling great and in turn, made them smile and laugh. We are saddened by his passing but grateful for having had him in our lives. He was the embodiment of sweetness yet wise and solid like an old oak tree. He was a mensch and was our family’s “Kohen” - faithfully leading Passover Seder every year - with dual emphasis on reflecting on the meaning of the story and getting to the meal! A truly beautiful soul and a life well lived! Love - The Zimmerman’s: Charlie, Katie, Kayla, Lily and Zoey

By Zimmerman Family - August 30, 2019

Helen and family, I wish to extend my sincere sympathy. Pal was always so pleasant, kind, and good with his niece's (Joan Zimmerman's) grandchildren, myself, and my family at all the birthdays and various other events and occasions that we were all at. Charlie Zimmerman (Joan's son) is married to my daughter Katie.

By Chris Keller - August 29, 2019

Even though we had been neighbors across the street for years, I didn’t know Sid and Helen until the past few years. It has been my privilege to know him. We shared a love of dahlias , even though I was not the expert, and a love of gardening. One time when I was visiting their home, Sid showed me how he was keeping track of his grandson’s trek across Europe. He was so happy and proud to be a part of the adventure! My sympathy and prayers for Helen and his family. Sincerely, Joann D’AmbrosioF3CHL

By Joann D’Ambrosio - August 29, 2019