Manuel M. Kolski
November 11, 2020

Visitation Information

November 13 2020 - 11:00 am
Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

November 13 2020 - 12:00 pm
Torath Chaim Cemetery, Wickline Road, Hampton Township, PA

MANUEL, MONIEK, MOSHE KOLSKI: “CHAZAK V AMATZ”: On Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at age of 106; Cherished only son of Asher Klezsewski and Chana Kolski and brother of Pessa, Esther and Yitta Klezsewski of blessed memory. Beloved husband of Elka Akin Kolski of blessed memory; beloved father of Annette Kolski-Andreaco (David Andreaco) of Pittsburgh and Margie (Justin) Segal of Los Angeles, CA; grandfather of Aaron Asher Kolski-Andreaco, Seth Jacob Kolski-Andreaco, Jared Asher Arkwright, Ian Jacob Arkwright and Max Griffin Segal; also survived by nephews and grandnieces. Due to Covid 19, graveside services will be held on Friday at 12 Noon at Torath Chaim Cemetery, Hampton Township. Those wishing to join the funeral procession should arrive at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside at 11 AM followed by Graveside Service and Interment at Torath Chaim Cemetery at 12 Noon. Contributions may be made to Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, 29 East Madison Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602 ( or The Endowment Fund of the Holocaust Center of UJF of Pittsburgh, 5738 Darlington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Send condolences at To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please contribute to the Jewish National Fund, Moshe was born on August 28,1914 in Izbica, Poland to a large entrepreneurial family and then moved to Lodz. His father, Asher, was a cantonist or conscripted (abducted) child soldier in the Russian army for 25 years. He became a master weaver and a member of the International Weaver’s Guild. He instilled in our father a sense of duty to country and service, leading Moshe to serve in the Polish Army at the age of 18. He fought on the German front against the Nazis and was a POW for one year in Germany. He was released to return to Poland, only to be interned again in the Nazi Ghetto of Lodz. From there he and his mother were sent to Auschwitz and he was a slave laborer until the liberation. Our father was a staunch Zionist and defender of the Jewish people. He made a new life with our mother in the United States and since her death in March 2005, connected with so many people in his community of Squirrel Hill where his smile welcomed everyone he met and was always commented on. Our father’s motto was Chazak v’ Amatz – Be of strength and courage! He modeled that belief until the end


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Annette and Margie, I was sorry to read the obituary of your father. I remember him as a warm and loving person who’s interests and concerns went beyond his family to other members of his community. I know he will be missed by all who him. Love and God Bless, Joe

By Joseph Scheingross - November 18, 2020

Annette and Margie, Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your father. I will always remember him as being very positive, happy and interested.Growing up, he never spoke to me about his experiences in the camps, but I was always reminded when I saw the tattoo on his arm. He was an amazing man to have endured what he did, and yet went on to live a long, happy and healthy life. He was such an inspiration, and my prayer is that his memory forever be for a blessing. Wishing you both, and your families, peace and comfort. Continue to speak of his story with the hope that with education and remembrance, no one will ever again have to endure what he did.

By Charlene Lewis - November 15, 2020

Dear Annette and family, My sincerest condolences to you at this sad time. Your father will be missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him. His smile lit up a room. He walked so much around the neighborhood that everyone knew him. My memories include watching him play cards with his friends at the family park all summer long. He never missed any of the social events with the survivors group, and he attended the dedication of the USHMM with all of us as well. May your memories comfort you as you mourn,

By isabel alcoff - November 12, 2020