Marvin S. Lieber
July 16, 2020

MARVIN S LIEBER: On Thursday, July 16, 2020. Beloved husband of Penina Kessler Lieber, Esq. who were married for 56 years and practiced law together for 27 years. Beloved father of Jessica Lieber Smolar, Assistant US Attorney, son-in-law, Kenneth N. Smolar, president PCN Network, daughter, Michele E Lieber, President Blueprint DC, Washington, DC, and son, Rob Lieber (Jeanie Lieber) Screenwriter, New York. Grandfather of Zachary Smolar, Alexander Smolar, Oscar Lieber and Ruby Lieber. Mr. Lieber was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law in 1958 and received the  Distinguished Alumni award in 2013. He practiced corporate tax law for over 50 years. At the start of his career,  he was a partner at Berkman Ruslander Pohl Lieber & Engel. He then served as Chairman of Klett Lieber Rooney & Schorling. He later opened  the Pittsburgh office of Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel and served as a Member of Eckert Seamans. He was a former president of the PA Bar Association, PA Bar Institute and PA Bar Foundation. He was also a member of the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association. He was appointed by the PA Supreme Court to the founding CLE board and served as a member of ACTEC (American College of Trust and Estate Counsel). Mr. Lieber was on the Board of Trustees of the University of Pittsburgh, UPMC and the Pittsburgh Symphony. He was on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee for the Pittsburgh Opera, Board of Directors for the United Way of Allegheny County and Board of Directors for United Jewish Federation. He also was a former president of the School of Advanced Jewish Studies and Westmoreland Country Club. He was predeceased by his brother Jerome Lieber. Services and Interment Private. Contributions may be made to University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 3900 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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Penina and Family, Along with my mother Natalie, we are sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Marvin. Such a great man and pillar of our community.

By Ellen Teri Kaplan Goldstein - August 01, 2020

Penny: Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.

By William & Gina Homa - July 23, 2020

My deepest sympathies on your great loss....may the wonderful memories of Marvin be of comfort in the years to come. June Feldstein

By To Penina and Family - July 21, 2020 sorry to hear of this....have some great memories of him and how full of life he was.My deepest sympathies.

By alan perer - July 20, 2020

Dear Penina, I want to express my sympathy on the passing of your beloved husband, Marvin. I met him several years ago at the Rodef Shalom Temple and our 55 Taylor Allderdice reunion at the University Club.

By Richard M. Gordon - July 20, 2020

So sorry to hear of Marc’s passing. He was truly a gentleman and wonderful person. Condolences to Penina and family

By Herbert Sudfeld - July 18, 2020

I am so sorry to learn of Marvin’s passing. You had a wonderful husband and were so blessed to have him for 56 years. Hearing about his death reminded me of the time year were in Paris and Marvin called me to get you out of this “garret”. (You wanted to stay on the Left Bank and this was before there were nicer hotels on the Left Bank. The memory brought a smile to my face Janice

By Janice Rosenberg - July 18, 2020

To Penina and your family I send my sincere sympathy.

By Hans Jonas - July 18, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Sending sympathy to the whole family.

By Dodi Walker Gross - July 17, 2020

Penina and family: I am so sorry to hear of Marv\'s passing. He was a true gentlemen and great guy. He always had Pitt Law and its students close to his heart and I was honored to work with him on alumni events and to get a chance to know him as a person. Deepest condolences, Joe

By Joe Moran - July 17, 2020

I cherish the times the four of us shared I miss you Penina not much I can say but gather strength from so much to be thankful for Jerry

By jerome Bogutz - July 17, 2020

We have truly lost a good friend and confidante. The “Group of 5” will never be the same. Our love goes out to Penina.

By Dennis and April Vest - July 17, 2020

I only knew Marvin briefly during his stint with Eckert Seamans. I found him to be friendly and engaging, and good to work with, a great guy. Please accept my condolences. Jim

By Jim Pellow - July 17, 2020

Penina, I'm so sorry to hear of Marvin's passing. You two were such an impressive couple, both for the work you did and your devotion to each other. Please accept my sympathy.

By Gretchen Kelly - July 17, 2020

My deepest condolences, Penina, to you and your family on the loss of Marvin. He was an outstanding lawyer, true gentleman and, I'm sure, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. I hope you are comforted by his amazing legacy.

By Jackie Shogan - July 17, 2020

Penina, Please accept my condolences and heartfelt wishes of strength. May Marvin's love and loving memories be with you forever. Rick Rogow

By Richard Rogow - July 17, 2020

To The Family of Marvis S. Lieber: May his soul rest in peace and may the perpetual light shine upon him. With deepest sympathy, Paul J. Gitnik

By Paul J. Gitnik - July 17, 2020

So sorry for you loss. Our prayers and thought are with all of you

By Pritam and Binu Advani - July 17, 2020

I am so very sad to hear of Marvin's passing. I have known him for many years, via the Bar Association as well as through his deep commitment to the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Marvin was the epitomy of a gentleman and a scholar. A great lawyer and a warm person who always had a smile and a kind word. My condolences to Penina and Jessica whom I know loved Marvin so much.

By Lisa Lenihan - July 17, 2020

Our sincere condolences for your loss.

By Kristin and Mark Marsalese - July 17, 2020

We are so very sorry. It is so hard to lose a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather. We have fond memories of spending time together. Sending our love to you.

By Cousin Lisa and Aunt Dudu - July 17, 2020

Our deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences on the passing of your beloved husband/father/ grandfather. Marvin was a gentleman and a scholar, as well as a wonderful family man.

By Dr. & Mrs. Cyril H. Wecht - July 17, 2020

Such a gentleman. Such a pillar of the community. Such a role model in so many ways. Such a loss. He will be missed by all who knew him.

By Arthur Stroyd - July 17, 2020

A giant in the legal and Pittsburgh community. A true gentleman and I am the better for having known him. He will be missed.

By Robert A. Krebs - July 17, 2020

Penina: Pat and I send our sincere sympathies . We have truly lost a good guy and a great mentor to me. Always sought me out for a chat or just to say hello. My sympathies to your family . Please take good care of yourself and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Terry and Pat Weiler

By Terry Weiler - July 17, 2020

Dear Penina, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’m sure your family and wonderful memories will be some comfort in the days to come. Always too soon. With sympathy, Carol

By Caroselli Caroselli - July 17, 2020

I am deeply saddened to learn of Marvin's passing; he was truly a gentleman who lived his life in service to others and with fierce devotion to his family. His kindness and charm were legendary, as was his devotion to Pitt Law. My heartfelt sympathies to Penina, Jessica, Ken and the entire family.

By Lori McMaster - July 17, 2020

Dearest Penina and family, Mark and I are deeply saddened to learn of Marvin’s passing. We send our heartfelt condolences to you. We have such wonderful, fond memories shared with you and Marvin for well over 50 years. May his memory be for a blessing. Our love and caring thoughts are with you.

By Linda and Mark Silverman - July 17, 2020

Dear Penina, I am so very sorry to hear about Marvin's passing. I remember talking to him when I would come to your home for yoga lessons. Our plan was to have him do some yoga, but that wasn't his plan. I am sending love and sympathy to you and your beautiful family. Peace-love, Linda

By Linda Meacci - July 17, 2020

Penina and family: We are shocked to hear of Marvins passing. So many good memories of dinners and fun times with the PBA, especially when Marvin was Persident. He had such a droll sense of humor and you made a great team. He will be greatly missed.

By Binky McClure and Perry Baker - July 17, 2020

Rob I am so sorry to read of the passing of your father. My prayers are with you and your entire family.

By Liz Van Alstyne and family - July 17, 2020

Penina, I am sending you my deepest sympathies! You and Marvin had a special place in my heart. Through the years at PBA WE truly became family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Audrey P Harrisburg, PA

By Audrey Perez - July 17, 2020