Elliott Stephen Oshry
September 6, 2023

Visitation Information

September 11 2023 - 9:30 am
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill) 15217

Funeral Information

September 11 2023 - 11:00 am
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill) 15217

ELLIOTT STEPHEN OSHRY: On Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Brother of DeeJay Oshry (Bart Rack). Predeceased by his parents Frank and Clarice Oshry. Elliott was a graduate of Duquesne University and received his Master's Degree from West Virginia University. He was on the board of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Allies Health and Wellness, the Jewish Association on Aging and the Fred Rogers Company.  Elliott enjoyed fundraising and earned many philanthropic awards through the American Fundraising Professionals. He was the executive vice president of Ketchum, Inc., where he was a part of their fundraising council since 1973. Elliott enjoyed traveling, working with his fundraising clients and was devoted to his dogs. He even owned a small newspaper company called the Revere. Services at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, on Monday, September 11, 2023 at 11 AM. Visitation one and one half hour prior to services at Temple, (9:30 AM to 11 AM). Interment Temple Sinai Memorial Park. Contributions may be made to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Humane Animal Rescue, 6926 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com 


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I went to Linden school, Allderdice and Duquesne University with Eliot. Though we were not in touch for many years, I remember him fondly. My condolences to DeeJay and all who knew and were friends with Eliot.

By Dick Levison - September 19, 2023

DeeJay and Bart, and close friends as Gordon F. and Wes S., We wish you all relief of the pain of your loss. We did admire his kindness and generosity. And were grateful to have been acquainted with him. Wishing you all the best. Sharon and Mary Ann

By Sharon Mulac & Mary Ann Mikrut - September 15, 2023

Eliot was a neighbor when he lived on Bellerock St. and friend of ours. We were saddened to learn of his passing. He was a wonderful man who always shared an interesting story. Our condolences go out to you, DeeJay and Bart. May his memory be a blessing.

By Arnold and Joanne Miller - September 14, 2023

I went all through school with Elliott starting at the old Davis School. He was always friendly and funny but definitely marched to a different drummer. I remember him fondly. My condolences to his family and all who loved him.

By Roz Sherman - September 12, 2023

DeeJay and Bart, and close friends as Gordon F. and Wes S., We wish you all relief of the pain of your loss. We did admire his kindness and generosity. And were grateful to have been acquainted with him. Wishing you all the best. Sharon and Mary Ann

By Sharon Mulac & Mary Ann Mikrut - September 11, 2023

DeeJay and Bart. Elliott was one of those special people that your always remember with great fondness even as years and space made the relationship not nearly as close as I wish it was. Our days working on the Duke newspaper on campus made me a lifelong fan of this wonderful, kind and gentle man. On the occasions that I found myself in Pittsburgh, he was the first person I wanted to catch up with. May God rest him in the peace he so richly deserves.

By Richard Gillespie - September 11, 2023

To My Wonderful December Group... that has been with me since I started working at Alexander's over 17 years ago...I was so saddened to hear today about Elliott's passing. I am truly sorry for your loss and send my deepest, most heartfelt condolences. I always admired the friendship all of you had, gathering together year after year here at the guesthouse, to spend time together, laugh together and share stories. I always loved watching you all on check in day, reuniting with warm hugs, showing the love you all had for one another, was truly a treasure to behold. Nothing is more important in life than the people we love. I have shared about Elliott with all of the staff and they wanted you to know, that we ALL are sending our warmest hugs to you at this time. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots, and lots, and lots of LOVE at this time of sorrow. xoxoxooxoxoxoxoxoxoxo Laura, Raul, Orlando, Tim, Robyn, Jorge, Roman, Michael, Paola, Mercedes, Yessenia, Ana, Cecilia and Sonia,

By From Laura and Your Family at Alexander's Guesthouse - September 11, 2023

DeeJay, I was saddened to see the news of Elliot's death. I have such fond memories of him from our high school days, and of you as well. May you find solace in the care of family and friends and in cherished memories. May his memory be for a blessing.

By Sherree Merenstein Drezner - September 11, 2023

DJ and Bart so very sorry for your loss..our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time…🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼

By Tony Ferrieri - September 11, 2023

Elliott was a true professional who, along with his brother Dee Jay, taught me the true meaning of philanthropy. Rest in Peace.

By Christopher Mosher - September 10, 2023

Dee Jay & Bart, While circumstances don’t allow us to make the trip from Phoenix, know that our hearts, love and friendship are with you in Pittsburgh. We will miss Elliott’s gentle kindness and the wonderful times with him in Pittsburgh and Key West and at Seder. Ric will especially miss the times he was asked to see him in the kitchen. Elliott was the definition of a good man.

By Ric Alter & Eric Johnson - September 09, 2023

Dear Dee Jay and Bart we are so sorry for your loss. We just saw Elliott a few weeks ago at Temple Sinai. We had a great conversation he never let on he was not well. I have fond memories of seeing him at parties at Gary Cravener's. He had this wonderful way of making you feel like you were the only person in the room when he spoke to you. He was funny, and kind, and we feel lucky to have known him. He will truly be missed. May his memory be a blessing.

By Mark Caldone & Paul Lebovitz - September 09, 2023

Dear D.J., Linda and I send our sincerest sympathy to you and your family. Elliott was a true “class act” and his fundraising expertise was second to none. I had the privilege of working with Elliott over the years on numerous community projects and learned many valuable “life lessons” from him.

By Renny Clark - September 09, 2023

My sincere condolences.

By Peggy Ferber - September 08, 2023

Dear Dee Jay and Bart I was lucky to call Elliott my friend. We became close at Temple Sinai, where we both enjoyed serving as greeters. Elliott’s memory is a blessing.

By Joan Stein - September 08, 2023

DJ and Bart, Even though Elliott’s passing was expected…We are Deeply saddened by his loss😢Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are going to be out of town for 2 weeks and unable to attend the funeral or shiva . Sending love to you both at this difficult time💔Seeing Elliott at August Nights is a good memory for us. May his memory ALWAYS be a blessing.

By Nancy and GaryTuckfelt - September 08, 2023

DeeJay and Bart: I just found out about Elliott. This is heartbreaking. What a good man. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff

By Jeffrey Wile - September 08, 2023

I want to express my sympathy on the passing of Elliott Oshry. I met him many years ago and worked with his brother Dee Jay!

By Richard Gordon - September 08, 2023