Gilbert Isaacs
April 17, 1934 - April 14, 2022

Memorial Information

April 28 2022 - 10:30 am
Beth Samuel Jewish Center, 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, PA 15003

Funeral Information

April 19 2022 - 11:00 am
Mount Lebanon Cemetery/Temple Emanuel Section, 509 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon 15228

GILBERT H. ISAACS: Passed away on Thursday, April 14, just shy of his 88th birthday. Gil was the beloved husband of Maxine Isaacs; a doting father to Aaron (Kristel) Isaacs, Rachel (Michael) Warrington, and Karen (Scott) Beaudway; and an adoring grandfather to Jacob and Sophie Beaudway and Noah Isaacs, as well as a much-loved uncle and great-uncle. 

Gil was born to Aaron and Anna Isaacs on April 17, 1934, the younger brother of Evelyn (Oidick) and Betty (Eisenberg). He attended the University of Maryland for undergraduate and medical school. He became an endocrinologist; interest in thyroid cancer due to radiation treatment resulted in him joining the very first class of physicians to take the Nuclear Medicine boards.

After fellowship in Boston (where he met and married Maxine), Gil became a captain in the US Army Medical Corp in 1966-68. After discharge, Gil and Maxine moved to Pittsburgh, where he taught and practiced. They welcomed their son Aaron in 1969, followed by twins Rachel and Karen in 1973.

Gil practiced at Montefiore Hospital and then Allegheny General Hospital. Gil and Maxine belonged to Temple Emanuel, and joined Beth Samuel Jewish Center after moving to Valencia in 2004, where he served as Financial Secretary. Gil enjoyed stamp collecting, bridge, and socializing with friends, but enjoyed nothing more than being with his children and grandchildren, his greatest pride and pleasure. 

Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Tuesday, April 19 at 11 AM at Mount Lebanon Cemetery/Temple Emanuel section. (The service will be available on Zoom through Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.) A community Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, April 28 at 10:30 AM at Beth Samuel Jewish Center. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Beth Samuel Jewish Center, 810 Kennedy Drive, Ambridge, PA 15003. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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To Maxine and your family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Gil and all the fun adventures our families shared as I grew up with Aaron, Karen, and Rachel. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I wish I was closer and could have come in person. Fondly, Amy

By Amy Yanus Vaughan - April 21, 2022

My thoughts And prayers are with you Maxine and your family at this difficult time.

By Layla Ballon - April 18, 2022

With great sadness we read of our dear friend’s Gil, passing. Our most sincere condolences to Maxine and the entire Issacs family. With Love and Sorrow, Alex and Yossi

By Alex and Yossi Greenberg - April 17, 2022

Our deepest condolences. We will try to make the internment. Rhoda and Irwin

By rhoda yanus - April 16, 2022

He will be missed. We had slot of good times together. Love you all.

By Judith and Harvey - April 16, 2022

All our love and wishes for your strength at this sad time. Gil was a remarkable, kind, and good-natured man. Gloria and Murray

By Gloria Weinstock - April 16, 2022

Dear Maxine and family, I am so sorry to hear of Gil’s death. I wish you peace and strength at this difficult time. Ellie Bahm

By Ellie Bahm - April 16, 2022