Edward Milton Eisner
June 10, 2020

Funeral Information

June 11 2020 - 3:00 pm
CongregationBeth Shalom 5915 Beacon Street, (Squirrel Hill) Pittsburgh, PA 15217

EISNER, MILTON: A proud and lifelong Pittsburgher, Milt died on Wednesday, June 10, at the age of 90.  He is survived by Sarita, his loving wife of 65 years, his two proud sons, David (Karen) and Ken (Jodi), and four adoring grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Carly and Jamie, as well as a dear brother, Ben (Elyse), and a dozen loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Milt was was an accountant by profession, but, other than his family, his first love was his community. He started his accounting career as an employee of Jack Landis & Company in 1955, and retired only three years ago in 2017, at the age of 87, as its principal owner and managing partner. Milt was a long-time officer, board member and gabbai of Congregation Beth Shalom where he served as President. He was also a past president of the congregation's Men’s Club and the longtime chair of its ritual committee and endowment fund. Milt also attended daily prayer services at the synagogue, rarely missing a day for over 40 years. He was often referred to as "Mr. Beth Shalom.” He also held many roles for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, including chairman of the annual campaign, assistant treasurer and cash collection chair. In addition, Milt served locally as president of the Development Corp for Israel / Israel Bonds. He also was vice president of Jewish National Fund and has served on the boards of Jewish University Center, Jewish Assistance Fund, Hebrew Free Loan Society, American Cancer Society and The Jewish Chronicle. No one enjoyed raising money for worthy causes more than Milt. Whether it was a grandchild's school charity project, a fundraising for a new roof for a client's church, or a friend in need, Milt was an enthusiastic participant and leader. Milt received numerous community recognitions, including the UJF Emanual Spector Award for Lifetime Commitment (2007), Wish National Fund Guardian of Israel (1996), State of Israel Bonds Peace Medal (2000), UJF Gerald S. Ostrow Volunteer of the Year (2000), Beth Shalom Lester Hamburg Member of the Year (1998), and UJF Campaigner of the Year (1991), State of Israel Bonds Lifetime Achievement (2018). Milt attended Peabody High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953 with a BBA degree. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan, a Steeler season ticket holder (barely ever missing a game) for over 50 years during which time, he also attended three Steeler Super Bowls. Milt was the son of Dr. Clarence A. and Lena D. Eisner. In addition to his brother, he was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Ann (Eugene Klein). He was also very close to his mother's sister, Eva Rubin, and brother, Hymen Diamond. Funeral Service will be held outdoors at Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon Street, on Thursday, June 11 at 3 o'clock p.m. Interment to follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery. The funeral will be broadcast on Zoom at the following link: 


Meeting ID: 826 8675 0612 

Password: MEisner20 

Contributions may be made to Beth Shalom Congregation, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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My condolences to all of the family. He will be sorely missed by all of us at Beth shalom.

By Mark Frisch - June 17, 2020

I am so sorry to hear that Mr. Eisner passed on. I worked with him a long time and will cherish my memories. My deepest sympathies to Sarita, David, Ken and the rest of the family.

By Nancy Barlow - June 11, 2020

My condolences to all of the family. He will be sorely missed by all of us at Beth shalom.

By Mark Frisch - June 11, 2020

ברוך דיין האמת,so sorry for your loss,prayers,davenim

By Martha Wiesenthal - June 11, 2020

I can’t begin to imagine a Beth Shalom without Milt’s presence. Sending my deep condolences to Sarita and the rest of the family

By Sabina Robinson - June 11, 2020

Dear Sarita and family My deepest condolences on Milt's passing. He welcomed Merrill and me to synagogue when when first we moved to Pittsburgh in 1997. His warmth drew us in and from that point forward my husband, Merrill Egorin z'l, prayed with him every Saturday morning. His smiling eyes and genuine joy in life were so special. May the memories you shared in all those wonderful years together serve to warm you heart and make you smile again.

By Karen Egorin - June 11, 2020

Our deepest sympathies. Milt was an excellent friend to my father, Arnold H Lazarus. They spent much time together working on behalf of Beth Shalom and the greater Jewish community. He was a giant among men and will be missed by all.

By Bruce Lazarus - June 11, 2020

I will miss Milt. He was a great man. He made an enormous contribution to the Jewish community and to Pittsburgh. May he Rest In Peace.

By Joseph Trompeter - June 11, 2020

Please accept my deepest sympathies for the passing Milt. A 5th Avenue tennis buddy for years; Milt had a huge influence on me in difficult times during the passing of my daughter Jacqui. I carry the rosary he brought from Israel for her in my pocket daily... 10 years now. Condolences to Sarita and his family. God bless you Milt... you were one of a kind.

By Richard Konop - June 11, 2020


By PAUL SILVERMAN - June 10, 2020

Milt was a wonderful person! I enjoyed having him in my Osher class and always appreciated his warmth and sincerity. Strength to his beloved wife and to his family. May many memories help them as they mourn his loss.

By Linda and Dennis Hurwitz - June 10, 2020