Fannie (Fay) Neft
February 27, 2023

Visitation Information

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

Funeral Information

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

FANNIE (FAY) NEFT: Beloved wife of the late Harris R. Neft; daughter of the late Max Farber and Rose Zlatigour Farber; loving mother of Robin (Albuquerque, NM), Susan (Pittsburgh), Michael (Pittsburgh) and Faith Neft Jaspan (Mitchell Jaspan, Owings Mills, MD). Sister of the late Frank and Hyman Farber and two sisters. Adoring grandmother of Alex Byers, Scott (Sha'ul) Jaspan (Bracha Esther) and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jaspan; proud great-grandmother of Chayim Yisroel Jaspan, Yosef "Yossi" Jaspan (Of Blessed Memory, z"l), Yochanon Jaspan, Miriam Jaspan, and Yitzhak Meir Jaspan. Fay grew up in Trenton, NJ. She was the first female Board member of the JCC in Trenton. She moved to Pittsburgh in 1952 and married the love of her life, Harris. She worked with Harris as his partner in their business, Harris R. Neft Engraving. After her husband's death, Fay then both worked at Hillman Cancer Center and volunteered at Shadyside Hospital on the short-stay unit, until her retirement at age 89. She loved playing basketball and was an avid sports fan. She was a lover of mystery novels and TV shows. She had the good fortune to travel all over the globe with her son, Michael, often accompanying him on vacations and professional meetings, where she would hold court in the hotel lobby. Michael's friends would gather around to visit with her, affectionately calling her, "Mama Fay." Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 12 Noon. Visitation one hour prior to services (11 AM - 12 Noon). Interment New Light Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Alzheimer's Society, The American Cancer Society, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or The Karliner-Stolin Yeshiva, 1818 54th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11204.


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Michael and Family, I was so sorry to read of the loss of your mother. Fay was such a sweet lady. I hadn’t spoken to her in a while and I’m so sorry we lost touch. My parents always thought so much of her. Please accept my sincere condolences on your loss. Idelle (Rosenberg) Brown I

By Idelle (Rosenberg) Brown - March 03, 2023

Sorry to hear about this. Sending my sympathies.

By David Sufrin - February 28, 2023