Bertram Kossis
February 22, 2023

Visitation Information

February 27 2023 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

February 27 2023 - 1:00 pm
Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S Dallas Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

BERTRAM KOSSIS: 97, of Miami Beach and Pittsburgh, passed away on February 22, 2023 while under hospice care in Miami Beach.  His family was with him throughout his last illness.

Bert was born to parents Joseph and Bee Kossis in Bentleyville, PA in 1925.  He graduated from Charleroi High School and attended some college.  He married Reda Pearlstein, the love of his life, in 1949, and she survives him.  Bert is also survived by son Neil Kossis and wife Lisa, and son Jeffrey Kossis and wife Marlene, as well as by four grandsons and four great-grandchildren.  Those grandsons and great-grandchildren were Bert's pride and joy.  Bert was predeceased by his parents, his brother Paul (Bud) Kossis, and his sister Beatrice Barnett Winikoff.

Bert spent his working years employed in his family's recycling business, Atlas Waste Paper Corporation.  He and Reda were active members of Green Oaks Country Club for many years, where Bert was an enthusiastic golfer.  Bert and Reda had many good friends at the club.

Friends may meet at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Monday, February 27, 2023 at 12 noon and then proceed to Homewood Cemetery for 1 PM Graveside Services.

The family suggests that in lieu of sending flowers, donations be made to the Jewish National Fund, National Office, 42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021.


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Dear Reda I just saw in the Chronicle that Bert passed away. He had a long good life with you and your family. I remember you both during good time at Green Oaks with my parents. My sympathies to you. I've been living in Murrysville the 9 years. Sincerely Joanne Friedman

By joanne g friedman - March 01, 2023