Bronia Weiner
April 16, 1918 - January 28, 2024

Visitation Information

January 31 2024 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

January 31 2024 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

BRONIA WEINER: 105, died on Sunday, January 28, 2024. Born April 16, 1918 in Storojinetz, currently part of Ukraine, she was the daughter of Chanina and Rosa Toiwes and was one of five siblings. She was predeceased by her father, Chanina Toiwes, her mother, Rosa Toiwes, her daughter Ruti, and her husband Karl.

Bronia and Karl met while acting in the Yiddish theater in Storojinetz and married in 1939. She is one of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, having suffered the horrors at the Bershad concentration camp in Transnistria, where she lost her mother and baby daughter Ruti. 

After the war, Bronia and Karl reunited and moved to Timisoara, Romania to start their family. In 1960, the family fled communist Romania, leaving all of their possessions behind in search of freedom in the United States, settling in Pittsburgh, PA. Later in life, Bronia achieved one of her dreams of working in the medical field and became a nurse. She worked for 15 years at Pittsburgh's Montefiore Hospital, where she became a beloved member of the hospital community. Bronia loved nothing more than her family, singing, dancing, Mineo's pizza, and a cold beer.

She is survived by her children; Sam (Marilyn), of Delaware, Marcel (Sue), of Texas, and Roslyne Schulman (Mark, deceased) of Maryland; grandchildren, Jared (Carey), Courtney Villere (Justin), Danny (Jay), Benjamin, Gavin and Rebecca Schulman; and great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Simone, Reese, and Griffin. 

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Museum (, or the charity of your choice.


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She was a beautiful lady both inside and out. I had the pleasure cruising To Alaska with her, and always was smiling., and so very smart and always. She might be gone, but never ever forgotten.

By Janet Katz - February 02, 2024

She is a pearl. I cannot say was, she is and will be.

By Mara - February 02, 2024

My parents were members of Adath Jeshurun, so as a child I got to know Bronia and experience her dynamic personality which just popped. My mother Mollie Melnick really enjoyed being in her company. She will be dearly missed and her memory will live on.

By Renee Melnick Abrams - January 30, 2024

My thoughts and prayers are with all of Bronia's family and friends. Rest in Peace.

By Jerry Davis - January 30, 2024