Rebeca Cheistwer
March 6, 2024

Funeral Information

March 8 2024 - 10:00 am
Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S. Dallas Ave, (Squirrel Hill) Pittsburgh, 15217

REBECA CHEISTWER: Born in 1935 to Amalia and Leon Simonovich in Argentina, our beloved Mother, aka Imma, Fafa, Rebeca, Becky, Rivka, Gorda passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on March 6th, 2024 at home. 

In 1956 Rebeca married Adolfo Cheistwer in Buenos Aires and they had three children; Fabiana-Argentina, Danit-Israel and Iani,-USA. Rebeca was a dedicated teacher and artist pursuing both with passion, imagination, and curiosity. Her teaching began in Argentina earning a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Spanish Education. Later at the University of Minnesota, Rebeca worked on a nationally published curriculum for teaching Spanish as a second language under the auspices of Mi-Cultura, a nonprofit serving the Mexican-American community.

As an Artist, Mom was intuitive, creative and curious with ceramics, batik, painting and writing. Her most prolific work came later in life making greeting cards and writing poetry. As a lover of language, Becky spoke Spanish, Hebrew, Yiddish, English, Latin, Italian and French.

Her greatest sacrifice was living so far away from family. Her greatest joy was her seven grandchildren; Fina, Aryel, Simon, Milan, Anabelle, Ruby and McKenzie. Cultivating their curiosity, imaginations and dreams was of unique interest to Fafa. She cherished their personalities and interests as they cherished her love, wisdom, and unconditional support.

As a dedicated daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend, Rebeca’s memory will forever live in our hearts.

Graveside Service and Interment were held at Homewood Cemetery on Friday, March 8, 2024. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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Sending our love and condolences to Becky’s beautiful family, and cherishing wonderful memories of this beautiful woman

By Frieda and Michael - March 22, 2024