Marcia Morgan Gumberg
January 13, 2022

MARCIA MORGAN GUMBERG: Of Pittsburgh passed away peacefully on January 13, 2022, at the age of 91. She and her beloved husband Stanley R. Gumberg raised three sons: Ira (Anita), Lawrence (Ina), and Andrew (Christy), and was a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, and great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren. Her joy and compassion showed itself in the many ways she contributed to the Pittsburgh community and the world throughout her long life. Born April 13, 1930 to Ida and Max Morgan, Marcia had a lifelong passion for education. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, she began her career as a second-grade teacher. She would ultimately serve as a Trustee for Seton Hill University. Among her many interests, Marcia was an avid patron and collector of the fine arts. She served a term as the Chair of the Carnegie Museum of Art and collected Post-War Contemporary art, selections of which have been displayed at museums around the world. She had a passion for literature. Marcia owned and operated a chain of local bookstores, was an enthusiastic supporter of the Carnegie Libraries, and collected extraordinary old and rare books. Her love for literature extended outward into the community as well, where early in her career she endeavored to teach sighted people to convert books to Braille, helping to make the joy of reading accessible to all. Animals and animal husbandry were among her other interests. She successfully bred many thoroughbred graded-stakes race horses, and was extremely fond of dogs, in particular her cherished Irish Wolfhounds. Marcia is survived by her children, her grandchildren Jill (Jay), Amanda (Craig), Tessa, Stanley, Jordan, Carly, Brian (Jacqueline), Zachary (Dina), and Ali; her great-grandchildren Max, Theo, Lilah, Cecilia, and Naomi; and her dearly loved sister, Barbara Morgan Spiegelman. Marcia’s funeral and interment took place in a private family ceremony. A memorial service will be scheduled for a time in the future. Those who wish to give gifts in her memory are invited to make contributions to the charity or cause of their own choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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I sincerely send my heartfelt condolences to Marcia’s entire family. Above all her accomplishments, her family came first. May her memory be a blessing. Sheila

By Sheila Selznick - January 20, 2022

Dear Ira, We are so sorry to hear the sad news. What a lovely lady your mother was! We will always remember her. Hope you take good care of yourself and your family and be well. That’s what your dear mother would wish. Sincere sympathy, the Robinsons

By Judy, Heather, David, Bridget and Grant Robinson - January 20, 2022

Ira, Larry, and Andrew, I am deeply sadden upon hearing of your dear mother\'s passing. She was a wonderful women. May she rest in peace with your father.

By Judy Lewis - January 18, 2022

Marcia and Stanley were long standing friends of Sally and me. We were confirmed at Temple together in 1947. Stanley's parents Lil and Joe Gumberg were close friends of my in-laws Lou and Leah Rosenfield. Our sympathies to all her family members. She leaves many fond memories to all who knew her

By Tim Litman - January 17, 2022

My condolences to the Gumberg family on the passing of Marcia Gumberg. Her wonderful contributions to the quality of life in Pittsburgh are greatly appreciated. I am a member of the Rodef Shalom congregation.

By Richard M. Gordon - January 17, 2022

My sincere sympathy to the family for your loss.

By Hans Jonas - January 17, 2022

My sincere condolences to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of the loss and love of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. Her passing is a loss to the entire community. Sincerely. Joel Kranich

By Joel Kranich - January 17, 2022