David B. Ryave
July 1, 2015

Visitation Information

July 3 2015 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

July 3 2015 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

RYAVE, DAVID B.: Unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 1, 2015; Most beloved son of Gail and the late Arnold Ryave and David  Acevedo. Beloved father of Daniel, Jacob and  Allie Ryave. Treasured grandson of the late Seymour and Ceil Perlut. Great-grandson of the late Belle  Perlut. Cherished brother of Sharon Ryave Brody and Rose Ann Stophel. Fun loving and adored uncle of Ben and Josh Brody. Beloved nephew of Roni Perlut. Cousin of Stephen Murray Perlut. David was the former Vice President and Supervisor of Ralph Schugar Chapel where he devoted his heart and soul to the Pittsburgh Jewish Community from the time he was fourteen years old when he began working with his dad, Arnold Ryave on weekends. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 - 11 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Aleph Institute, 5804 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. www.schugar.com.


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My condolences to the family. I just heard the news. I am very sorry. Ari Oberstein, LFD Miami FL

By Ari Oberstein, LFD - August 20, 2015

I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. He was friend that was so helpful to me and my family when we lost my dad, my brother, and my father-in-law. With my deepest sympathy to all who has been touched by his kindness.

By Robin Sadja Feldman - July 13, 2015

Your friends to the north were extremely saddened to hear the tragic news. You will be missed.

By Jordan and catherine Benjamin - July 10, 2015

This is a shock. We know what you are going through. If we can be of any assistance please let us know. Your Family was very close to ours and David and you Gail really helped us with many things associated with Schugars..

By Linda and Sanford Glick - July 08, 2015

very sorry we have been colleagues many years

By Barry Wien - July 08, 2015

We are totally heartbroken. Our love to the entire family.

By Jay & Rebecca Mesnekoff - July 08, 2015

My heartfelt sympathy to you, Gail and family on your loss. David was a wonderful person and will be missed by everyone. Lois Leff

By Lois Leff - July 06, 2015

Dear Gail and Family, We want to extend our heartfelt sympathy to all of you. We are very sorry to learn of this very sad news.

By The Feinerts - Phil, Phyllis, and Steven - July 06, 2015

We were so sorry to find out today about David's passing. He was one of the kindest souls we have ever known.

By David and Debbie Olbum - July 05, 2015

Dearest Loved Gail, Sharon, and your entire family: Gary and I have just read David's Obituary in the Post Gazette this evening (July 4th). We are so very deeply saddened beyond words for your beloved David. My father, Tom Klopack, your beloved employee for many years loved all of you and David and Arnold were like his brother and son. I know that all three of these fine men are together again in a better world. There is a beautiful poem that I would like to share with you: PERHAPS THEY ARE NOT THE STARS, BUT RATHER OPENINGS IN THE HEAVEN, WHERE THE LOVE OF OUR LOST ONES SHINES DOWN TO LET US KNOW THEY ARE WITH US AND HAPPY. Gail, you and Sharon were a source of tremendous strength for our family, when my father passed on in 2010. We love you always, if there is anything we can do to lessen your loss, do not hesitate to contact us.

By Mary Kay and Gary Gordon, and Mary Klopack - July 04, 2015

Gail, Sharon and family, I have such fond memories of David in High School, USY, Pitt, and ALL of the times he was there for our family at our most difficult times. I know it was his job, but it was so comforting to be met at Schugar\'s by his smiling familiar face and I will always remember his patience, and his comfort during those times. I am so very very sorry for your loss - all of our loss - and please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

By Randi Evans Weiss - July 04, 2015

With deepest sympathies. May his memory be a blessing.

By David Jaffe - July 03, 2015

My deepest condolences to your family!

By Pamela Shepard - July 03, 2015

My condolences....So sorry for your loss..

By Howard Neft - July 03, 2015

I am beyond words. I have known David all my life. He took such good care of my family when we lost Mom. He was such a gentle soul. May all these words be a comfort for his children. May his memory alway be a Blessing Sleep well my dear sweet friend

By Heidi Hoffman Bros - July 03, 2015

Gail , we are so very sorry for the loss of your son, David. Our deepest condolences our with you and your family at this time . Gwen and Howard Stone

By Gwen and Howard Stone - July 03, 2015

Gail & Family, So sorry for your loss. Leslie Smith

By Leslie Smith - July 03, 2015

Terrible. From all my interactions with David I found him to be a good man. I am so sorry for your loss.

By Mitch Dugan - July 03, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences and deepest wishes to you for peace.

By Kim Dugan - July 03, 2015

With great sadness I read about the passing of Davids. Donnie and I are thinking of you and your family at this time Roberta and Donnie

By Gail, Sharon and Family - July 03, 2015

Dear Gail and Sharon; please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of David. May he rest in peace!

By Paul Renk - July 03, 2015

i am so sorry for your loss.

By Maxine Solomon - July 03, 2015

I have many memories of all the summers we spent hanging out in our big group. He was a gentle soul. He will be missed by many.

By Pam Hoffman Spitz - July 03, 2015

So saddened by this news! We are so sorry for your loss! Gail, Judy, Sharon our sympathies to you! Daniel, Jake & Allie so sorry for your pain! You three were David's greatest blessings! Love to all from the Schwartz family Howard, Ginger, Hannah & Jake ❤️❤️❤️

By Ginger Schwartz - July 03, 2015

I am so, so sorry, Gail and Sharon. As you both know, I have known David since fourth grade. It is a huge loss. I am thinking of you. Cheryl

By Cheryl Moore - July 03, 2015

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of David. He had a great spirit and we have always thought of him as a friend. We will miss him

By Renee and Kirk Godin and sons - July 03, 2015

Gail & Sharon & family: Words could never express the sorrow & sadness & devastation you are facing at this time. Our deepest sympathies to you. Thoughts, prayers & hugs to all of you. May his memory be a blessing. Robin & Craig

By Robin & Craig Zinger - July 03, 2015

Dan, Jacob and Allie, We are so sorry to hear of your father's passing. He loved and was so proud of you three. We cherish the memories of our fun times together at the CLO. Love and prayers during this difficult time.

By Dennis, Joyce and Christine Biearman - July 03, 2015

Gail and Sharon and family, My deepest sympathy on your loss. May he Rest in Peace. elaine

By Elaine Berkowitz - July 03, 2015

Gayle and Family, Wishing and reaching for any words to comfort you. Sending love from a far, Judi and Steve Rosen

By Judi and Steve Rosen - July 03, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss! My heart is always with you and your family! I Wish I could be there with you, please know I'm thinking of you all.

By Amie Ehrenpreis Duemer - July 03, 2015

I am so sorry for your loss. I was very shocked to hear about his passing. He was a very good friend to me since our Colfax days. I will always remember him with a smile on his face. We reconnected again on Facebook. He was taken too soon and will be missed, but forever remembered.

By Joe Bernhardt - July 03, 2015

No words can express the sympathy & feelings of sadness we have for you. Condolences to the Ryave family & extended family. The good & happy memories will last forever !! We love you! Herman & Cari

By Herman & Cari Slutsky - July 03, 2015

I'm so very sorry to hear of David's untimely death. The whole Jewish community mourns with you. Baruch dayan emet.

By Rabbi Paul Tuchman - July 03, 2015

My deepest condolences to the Ryave family. Some of my best memories of David were from The Pirate Fantasy Camp more than 20 years ago. We had a blast that week in Bradenton. David could really play! Although I had not seen him much over the past several years, every time I look at pictures of Fantasy Camp it brings back a flood of great memories.

By Michael Steinberg - July 03, 2015

We are so sorry for your loss. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

By Mark and Shelly Haffner - July 02, 2015

Our condolences may his memory be blessing.

By Macy and Maxine Kisilinsky - July 02, 2015

This earth has lost a truly gentle and kind soul. David's compassion and guidance of our family through our time of loss will never be forgotten. We have the utmost respect and admiration for David and are so very sorry that he is now gone. Sending all of our love and strength to Gail and her family at this devastating time in their lives. Love, Bonnie & Zoel Silverman

By Bonnie & Zoel Silverman - July 02, 2015


By PAUL SILVERMAN - July 02, 2015