Leroy Supowitz
April 18, 2023

Funeral Information

April 19 2023 - 2:00 pm
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, Pittsburgh (Shaler Township) 15209

LEROY SUPOWITZ: Age 94, died on April 18, 2023. He was the devoted husband of Elaine Love Supowitz for 67 years, until her death less than two years ago. He is survived by his children Janet Supowitz, Carole (Jerry) Katz, Paul (Marcy Nord) Supowitz; grandchildren Glenn Diana (Steve) Sherman, Ted and Ben Katz, and Will and Juliet Supowitz; great-grandchildren Rafi and Lev Sherman; and by his sister Marion Brooks. Preceded in death by his parents Alfred and Florence (Morris) Supowitz. Leroy was a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. He served with, and was honorably discharged from, the First Cavalry Division in Korea and Hokaido, Japan. While serving during the war, he heard there was an opening for a bassoonist in the Army Band, and (having had some clarinet and sax experience) taught himself how to play the bassoon, enabling him to tour with the band. Upon his return from service, he entered the family business, S&S Shoe Stores, where he served as President. Anyone who grew up in the ‘60s or ‘70s in one of Western PA’s steel towns likely bought shoes at S&S. He worked six days a week in the business, but Sundays were for time with his children spent walking their beloved dog Abby in the park, going bowling or attending a sporting event. Once his children got older, he became an avid bike rider. He then worked as a Stockbroker before retiring in 2007. Leroy loved gadgets, and even invented a dog-training device that he patented. He passed his love of dogs onto all three of his children, and treasured their dogs as his own. He enjoyed playing cards, especially playing cribbage with his children and in his weekly poker game. Leroy’s family is beyond grateful to Sybil Eugene, caregiver to both Leroy and Elaine. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 2 PM at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hebrew Free Loan (P.O. Box 452, Homestead, PA 15120, http://hflapgh.org) or Jewish Family and Community Services, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, https://jfcspgh.networkforgood.com/projects/80254-general-jfcs). Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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By Richard Gordon - April 19, 2023