Froimlee "Scott" Wirtzman
July 10, 1936 - December 28, 2022

Visitation Information

January 1 2023 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

January 1 2023 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

FROIMLEE "SCOTT" WIRTZMAN: 86, formerly of Pittsburgh passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Ridge, Virginia on December 28, 2022. Scott was born on July 10, 1936, to the late Milton and Freda Dines Wirtzman. He grew up in the Squirrel Hill section of the city, attending the Linden School, graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1955. He went on to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a Masters in Business Administration from Duquesne University. Scott had a career with the Federal Government in Washington DC, working at the Census Bureau and the Department of Labor, Bureau of Statistics, making his home in Arlington, Virginia. After retiring, Scott returned to Pittsburgh, reacquainting with his childhood friends and attending temple at the Rodef Shalom Congregation, where he was a life-long member. He was also a member of New Light Congregation, where his family has been members dating back to the late 1890’s. In 2020, just before Covid-19 travel restrictions set-in, Scott moved to Lake Ridge, Virginia, to be near, his best friend, his sister, Polly Craighill. He joined Temple B’nai Shalom in Fairfax Station. Once the Covid-19 restrictions lifted, he and Polly, as they did in the 1980’s, attended many musical and theatrical performances at The Kennedy Center and Arena Stage. He was an avid reader and he loved history and music. He made friends easily and loved to travel. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 12 Noon. Visitation one hour prior to service, (11 AM - 12 Noon). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. A memorial service in Virginia will take place sometime in January.  


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We were so sorry to hear about Scott's passing. We were friends since high school and Pitt and maintained contact I had moved out of Pittsburgh many year ago. Joan and I will miss him very much. He was always a good person to talk to and a good source of information about things in Pittsburgh and our old classmates and friends. Please accept our condolences. May we all experience good fortune and happiness in the future

By Arnold and Joan Sarasky - January 10, 2023

I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I know you two were very close. We met him a couple times at Joy and David\\\'s house in Delaware. He was a very interesting and social person.

By Cynthia A. Latzko - January 04, 2023

Polly we were so sorry to hear of Scotty’s passing. We remember him with fondness & always enjoyed his visits with our Havurah! His memory will always be for a blessing. How fortunate you both were to have such a close & loving relationship! 💕

By Sharon & Moe Levy - January 04, 2023

We are so sorry to hear of Scott's passing. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts are with you, Polly.

By Joy & David Latzko - January 02, 2023

Polly - I am so sorry to hear about Scott. I was just thinking about Sid, Scott, Paul and all the times we got to be together. Just read the paper and was shocked to see this news. Wish I had heard in time to attend the services. Please know that I\'m thinking of you and sending my warmest wishes. Linda

By Linda Pasternak - January 02, 2023

Polly, Jim and I are so sorry to hear of Scotty’s death. We hope you find comfort in knowing you were a wonderful sister, and you two were blessed with a special relationship. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. ❤️ you, Pat and Jim

By Pat and Jim Wedner - January 02, 2023

Scotty was such a mensch and gentle soul. I will really miss him and his steady presence,

By David Dines - January 02, 2023

Very sorry to hear of Scotty's passing. I remember good times we had in Pittsburgh and also a few times here in Washington. He will surely be missed! Polly, my deepest condolences to you.

By Nelson Whitman - December 31, 2022

So sorry to hear- Scotty was such a kind man - we all enjoyed working with him. He holds a place in our hearts.

By Leslie McKee - December 31, 2022

Scott was a great Uncle he was always fun to be around he loved his old cars. He was always smiling and always happy to see everybody he will be missed

By Leslie, Sam and Sid Titcomb - December 31, 2022

We were saddened to learn of Scott\'s passing. Sunday brunch will not be the same without him. He will be missed.

By Sandra & David Kleiman - December 31, 2022

Scotty was a magical human being. He was one of the smartest people we ever met. He could recite facts and tell us history like few others. He read and devoured information. He was utterly charming. He loved to travel, he devoured history. He loved the arts with his sister, Polly was absolutely amazing as his best companion for years and years they traveled together and enjoyed theater and the arts together. They enjoyed friends together. Despite his illness, we know how much he loved his sister Polly we admired Polly’s dedication to Scotty to have a sister like Polly is such a blessing. Few relationships have been any that showed more dedication and caring, we know Scotty felt it was time to go we wish him Godspeed. we wish Polly a sense of calm. Our hearts go out to her and the others in the family and friends like us. Scotty was unique and he will be missed. We honor him. We cherish stories. Scotty, rest in peace. We honor Scotty and devotion and support. . Our condolences.

By Edie and Joe Oppenheimer - December 31, 2022

We are sorry to hear of Scott's loss, may his memory be a blessing. We knew him for many years, traveled with him extensively, and loved his stories and interest in history and the day's news. We will miss him.

By Caroline & Peter Miller - December 30, 2022

A good friend and breakfast buddy for years. Lots of laughs and good conversation.

By Dick Diamondstone - December 30, 2022

We are so very sorry for the loss of your beloved brother.

By Sandy Strokoff and Jay Gordon - December 30, 2022

I am so sorry for your family's loss.

By Michelle Johnson-Weider - December 30, 2022

Scott was a dear cousin and we will miss him.

By Richard Dines - December 30, 2022

We lost a best friend!

By Mark Aronson and Karen Shapiro - December 30, 2022