Audrey R. Lazar
December 11, 1930 - April 19, 2024

Visitation Information

April 21 2024 - 9:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

April 21 2024 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside), Pittsburgh, PA 15232

AUDREY R. LAZAR: On Friday, April 19, 2024, Audrey R. Lazar passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Beloved wife of the late Robert (RP) Lazar. Loving mother of Lauren (Richard) Stern, Cathy (Gary) Zamchick and Jeffrey (Thérèse Cruite) Lazar. Cherished grandmother of Sarah, Zachary (Jesse), Sofie, and Claire. Audrey is also survived by many dear friends. 

Audrey was born in Clairton to Joseph and Goldie Recht on December 11, 1930 and was married to RP for 59 years. She and RP traveled, played golf at the Duquesne Golf Club, and loved entertaining. She remained a lifelong Pittsburgher, an active member of Ladies Hospital Aid, volunteering at the Thyroid Screening Program at Montefiore Hospital and weekly in the archives at Rodef Shalom for 20+ years. 

A lover of the music and the arts, Audrey had season tickets to the Pittsburgh Symphony for many years. She was a gifted pianist and an accompanist for ballet classes and local shows. Audrey was a voracious reader, Sunday New York Times crossword puzzle enthusiast, and loved playing Mah Jongg. She enjoyed making needlepoint banners and covers for the torahs and chairs in the sanctuaries at Rodef Shalom, where she and RP were congregants for over 60 years. 

If you were fortunate enough to meet Audrey, you'd know firsthand how her positivity and outgoing personality was bound to make your day brighter. She always raved about the accomplishments of her talented, artistic children and grandchildren. Everyone loved her!

Audrey moved from her apartment in Shadyside to Weinberg Terrace in Squirrel Hill in 2019, where she made many new friends and reconnected with old acquaintances. She was a vibrant member of the community, taking advantage of many activities, and enjoying the last three years of her life to the fullest. Audrey will be deeply missed.

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Sunday, April 21, 2024 at 10 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (9 AM - 10 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Shiva details available upon request, please call the funeral home, 412.621.8282. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ACLU of Pennsylvania (


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Love and condolences to the Lazars. Audrey was a great lady. Many wonderful memories of times spent on Aylesboro. She was always so warm and welcoming.

By Andy Goldbloom - April 21, 2024

Jeffrey and family, I was very sorry to hear about your lovely mother. I spoke with her a number of times when visiting my own mother at Weinberg. Your mother was so friendly and cheerful. She spoke with such pride about you and your family. Thinking of you and yours.

By Rochelle Weikers Coleman - April 21, 2024

Sending our warmest sympathies to the Lazar Family for the loss of their matriarch, Audrey R. Lazar. May her memory be a blessing. Dimitris, Alex, Philip Anastassiou

By Anastassiou Family, friends of the Zamchick Family - April 20, 2024

Sorry to hear of the loss of my friend Audry. My wife Sally and I were longtime friends of her and her Brother and sister. Our sympathies to the family.

By Tim Litman - April 19, 2024