Nancy Lichtenstul Simon
February 5, 2015

Visitation Information

February 8 2015 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Funeral Information

February 8 2015 - 2:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

SIMON, NANCY LICHTENSTUL: Age 86, of Oakland, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 5, 2015; Daughter of the late Claire and   Alvin  Lichtenstul, beloved wife of Richard (Dick) S. Simon for 65 years. Loving mother of Sharon (Donnie) Dunlap of Bluffton, SC, and Kenneth (Linda) Simon of Presto, PA. Adored grandmother of Chad and Jessica Simon and Wesley and Kevin Dunlap and devoted sister of Susan and the late Robert Wolf. Nancy was born in Squirrel Hill and attended Colfax School and the Mt. Mercy and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in elementary education. Nancy and Dick met on a blind date in August of 1949 and were married four months later.  After her children were born, Nancy dedicated herself to a life of volunteerism, first with Women's American ORT followed by Israel Bonds, Brandeis University Pittsburgh Chapter, the Presidency of Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Montefiore Hospital and the LHAS sponsored SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program). She also served on the United Jewish Federation's Women's Board and the Jewish Family and Children's Services Resettlement Program. Rodef Shalom has proven to be a welcoming retreat for both Nancy and Dick. During her six years of service on the board of trustees, Nancy served as Chair of the Cemetery Committee and was a Board member for Sisterhood for over 25 years. In 1999, Rodef Shalom honored Nancy and Dick for their service with an Israel Bonds Tribute dinner. And in 2008, the Jewish Association on Aging honored Nancy with their prestigious Eight Over Eighty award. Never one to sit idle, in addition to all of her volunteer work, Nancy was very accomplished in the art of embroidery and eventually became a teacher under Bucky King at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and led the Tuesday sewing group at Rodef Shalom. Her incredibly detailed works are still evident at Rodef Shalom Congregation with her beautiful Torah mantels and banners in Levy Hall. Services at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fith Avenue, at Morewood, Oakland on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to service (1-2 PM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Botanical Garden at Rodef Shalom Congregation or to a charity of your choosing. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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So very sorry to hear of your loss. We have fond memories of Nancy as a loving mother, mother-in-law and grandmother. She also was a warm welcoming member of the Jewish community when we moved to Pittsburgh 30+ years ago. She will surely be missed.

By Judy and Peter Berkowitz - February 11, 2015