Harold C. Weiss
December 1, 1923 - January 15, 2023
Visitation InformationJanuary 18 2023 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, 15232
Funeral InformationJanuary 18 2023 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, 15232
HAROLD CARL WEISS: Passed away on Sunday, January 15, 2023 at the age of 99.
He was the beloved father of Sharon (Morry) Feldman and the late Jeffrey Weiss; beloved grandfather of Cara and Jamie Feldman; beloved husband of 43 years of the late Marian Weiss and beloved husband of 20 years of the late Lila Margolis; and beloved uncle, cousin and friend. Harold was born on December 1, 1923 to the late Samuel and Molly Weiss. His siblings included his late brothers Phillip and Alfred. Harold was raised in Pittsburgh's East End (Highland Park) and was a proud graduate of Peabody High School.
He and his family were devoted members of B'nai Israel Synagogue. Harold attended the University of Pittsburgh, studying engineering. He very proudly served our country in WWII as a U.S. Army Sergeant in the Intelligence Unit in Europe. After his military service, Harold joined his father Sam and his brother Phillip, along with his uncle and cousins in the meat processing business known as Penner and Weiss. In the late 1950s, Harold and his brother Phillip founded Weiss Provision Company, then located in Pittsburgh's South Side. They created a very successful business encompassing meat processing and food distribution throughout the tri-state area. Phillip passed away in 1968 and Harold continued as the owner, expanding his business even further.
Harold retired in 1995 after selling his business. In 1956, Harold married Marian Swartz and they had two children, Sharon and Jeff. Harold was the extremely proud grandfather of Cara and Jamie Feldman and father-in-law of Sharon's husband Morry Feldman. When Sharon married Morry, Marian and Harold felt they gained not just a son-in-law, but another son. The years were filled with loving family dinners and celebrations.
Harold was delighted to attend Jamie's graduation from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa. in 2019 at the age of 95. Judaism was very important to Harold. He consistently contributed to many Jewish organizations, and was so proud to be part of Cara's and Jamie's Bat Mitzvahs years ago. Special thank-yous for kindness and excellent care of Harold in the past few years to the staff at Sunrise of McCandless; Janet and Reanna of Gallagher Home Health; and Juliet and all of the caregivers at Home Instead. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 - 2 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Make a Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street, #3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or a charity of the donors choice. www.schugar.com
From one veteran to another I am so sorry for your loss of Sgt. Harold C Weiss.What a great man. May his memory be for a blessing.By Ralph Wise
- January 20, 2023
My deepest sympathies to the family on the passing of Harold Weiss who had the great good fortune of living a long, happy life surrounded by loving family. May he rest peacefully.
My late beloved father, Leon Kalson, was very close friends with Harold’s brother Phillip; we “kids” always referred to him as Uncle Phil. I’m sure my dad knew Harold well. By Cheryl Kalson
- January 19, 2023
Dear Sharon and family, the Weiss family has been very, very special. May your father rest in peace and may you be comforted and remember all the wonderful times you had with your father, mother and brother. Love, Jayne and Noal Solomon & familyBy Jayne and Noal Solomon
- January 17, 2023