Rosalind "Roz" Kharfen Alpert
September 8, 2015

Visitation Information

September 10 2015 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Funeral Information

September 10 2015 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Alpert, Rosalind "Roz" Kharfen. Age 98, Passed away peacefully on Tuesday September 8, 2015.  Her childhood was spent in Pittsburgh and Keene, NH where she graduated from Keene High School. "Pert, petite and pretty" Rosalind spent her early years in broadcasting in Rochester, NY as one of the first female radio talk show hosts as Roz Allyn on "To the Ladies."   When she moved back to Pittsburgh she commentated on KQV radio as Nancy Dixon across from Bill Burns.  Roz will forever be remembered for her involvement acting in plays at the J.C.C., singing in the Rodef Shalom Temple Intergenerational Chorus and various local theatrical parts.  Roz did PR work for Easter Seals as well as working as a real estate agent for the Cooper Agency and Prudential Realty Company. Most of all she was loved for her adorable sense of humor.  Rosalind was the beloved wife of the late Dr. Zola S. Alpert; loving mother of Jan (Howard) Engelberg and Molly (Peter) Blasier; sister of Priscilla Zivels and Henry Kharfen; special sister and friend of the late Mildred K. Lehman; devoted and loving grandmother to Zoe (Zach) Pritchett, Matthew Engelberg, Louisa and Gavin Blasier; favored step grandmother to Dawn (Robert) Tennenbaum and Scott (Samantha) Engelberg; adoring great grandma of Sloane and Dylan Pritchett. Loving step great-grandma of Spencer, Lance and Brent Tennenbaum.  Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Thursday September 10, 2015 at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 noon - 1 PM) Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef shalom Congregation.  Contributions may be made to National Council of Jewish Women, 1620 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; or Rodef Shalom Sisterhood, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.


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Dear Molly, I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. I know how difficult it is to lose a family member and my heart goes out to you and your family at this sad time. I hope that you can find comfort in the memories of the good times you shared. I think of you often with fond memories and hope that you are well and that our paths will cross again one day. With my deepest sympathy, Ellie Werner

By Ellie Werner - September 09, 2015

Dear Jan, I am so sorry to hear about mother's death. I knew her quite well and was quite fond of her. Unfortunately, I am giving a talk at a vascular symposium on September 10 and cannot make the funeral. I believe Leslie will be there. Again my deepest sympathies. Stan Hirsch

By Stanley Hirsch - September 08, 2015