Marion S. Kotler
November 27, 2023

Visitation Information

November 29 2023 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

November 29 2023 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

MARION S. KOTLER: On Monday, November 27, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Milton Kotler, and companion of the late Russell Makrauer. Loving mother of Ken Kotler (Lois), Mark Kotler, Ron Kotler (Jane) and Sherry Greenberger (Andy). Grandmother of Zachary, Jeremy, the late Michael, Brett (Katie), Jennifer (Marc), Rachel (Michael) and Drew (Elana). Great grandmother of Aviva, Noémie, Amiel, Solal, Ari, Luca, Lilia, Misha, and Asa. She is the younger sister of Asher Oppenheimer, who, in two months will celebrate his 102nd birthday. 

Marion was born in Karlsruhe Germany on February 3, 1927. At the age of 10, just one year before Kristallnacht,  and soon after the death of her mother, she fled the Nazis with her father. This escape was made possible by founding cousins of the Kaufman and Baer department store of Pittsburgh. 

Marion lived most of her life in Squirrel Hill and died two months shy of her 97th birthday. She shared the same birthday as her older brother Asher.

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to service (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


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My deepest condolences to the Kotler and Oppenheimer families I was so saddened to hear of Mrs. Kotler’s passing. I spent so much of my time in her house with my dear dear friend Sherry. I knew she came from Germany, but had know idea that she escaped from the horrors of Kristalnachr and the war. She was a beautiful woman (inside and out) and such a dedicated mother. May her memory be a blessing.

By Laurie Weiss Aines - December 09, 2023

Our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Marion. Our thoughts are with the family.

By Kotler Family - November 30, 2023

My condolences to all of the family on your loss. Marion was always a warm and caring person.

By Rick Yahr - November 29, 2023

My deepest sympathy to the Kotler family

By Karen Newman Stein - November 29, 2023

Our cousin Marion was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was such a loving wife to Milton. Marion was a beautiful woman who was always hospitable, kind, and caring. She will be missed by all who knew her. We wish the family strength during this difficult time

By Leonard & Sandy Browdie and Daren - November 29, 2023

Ron, I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May her memory be a blessing. My sincere condolences to your entire family.

By Sandy Golomb - November 28, 2023