Barbara Shapiro Stein
January 9, 1938 - January 3, 2022

Visitation Information

January 5 2022 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

January 5 2022 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

BARBARA SHAPIRO STEIN: Passed away on January 3, 2022. Barbara was a beloved children’s librarian. She began her career at St. Edmund’s Academy, then as the young adult librarian at the Carnegie Library, Main, and finally at Chatham Elementary, in the Pittsburgh Public Schools, from which she retired in 2003. Born on January 9, 1938, in Waukegan, Illinois, to Harry and Rose Shapiro, Barbara married Stanley Mayer Stein (deceased) in 1959. Barbara was a mah jong maven who loved to read mysteries and travel with her cherished mah jong friends. She adored her two children, Sally and David (Sheila), and her grandchildren, Sarah, Jesse and Jayne. She is also survived by her sister Linda Grayson (Sawyer), many dear nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to service, (1 - 2 PM). Interment Torath Chaim Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Barbara’s memory to Animal Life Line Pittsburgh, 139 E. 8th Avenue, Homestead, PA, 15120. Shiva will be observed Wednesday and Thursday at the home of Sheila and David May-Stein. At the request of the family that all attendees be fully vaccinated, boostered and masked.


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Dear David, We were so sorry to learn of your mother\'s death. We wish you and your family our sincere condolences and best wishes.

By Bonnie and David Greenberg - January 10, 2022

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s passing. I have fond memories of Shappy at Allerdice. She always had a smile and nice words for everyone. May her memory be a blessing to you and your family. (We are out of town or would have been at the funeral.) Ellen and Bob Katzen

By Sheila and David May- Stein - January 06, 2022

We will miss Ms. Stein here at Riverview; such a nice lady! May you carry on doing mitzvot in her memory.

By Mischa Gelman - January 06, 2022

Sally Sending my condolences to you on the passing of your mom. Nunzio

By Nunzio Liberto - January 06, 2022

So sorry for your loss. May your mom's memory be a blessing. Hoping peace with her passing finds your family soon. Sending lots of love.

By Lori Wynn - January 05, 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the whole family.

By Shelly, Mark and Lauren Haffner - January 05, 2022

I am so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman who raised very special children. Thanks to David and Sheila wonderful grandchildren also.

By Arlene Cullen - January 05, 2022

Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May Barbara’ s memory be an every lasting me memory.

By Debbie, Marc and Haber Family - January 05, 2022

so so sorry for your loss

By barbara and etty - January 05, 2022

The Yacknin-Dawson family loved Barbara, and send our love and condolences to each and all of the May-Stein's and all those who are mourning her today.

By Kipp Dawson - January 04, 2022