Albert “Alby” Weiner
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Albert “Alby” Weiner

WEINER: Albert “Alby” Weiner (1929–2020), 91, passed away peacefully at home in Teaneck, New Jersey, with his beloved wife, Carol Gluck, at his side. Alby was born, raised and spent most of his life in Pittsburgh as a valued member of the Jewish community in Squirrel Hill. He attended Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in child psychology and a master’s degree in retail management. He used that education and extensive life experience to successfully run two local small businesses: Staman’s Women’s Clothing in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, (with his mother, Sadie and his wife BC) and Babyland children’s furniture in East Liberty (with his wife, Margie). Alby was so much more than a businessman — truly a renaissance man. He was an adventurer (skiing in Europe, sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, white water rafting on the Yough), a sportsman (Pittsburgh city champ at golf and “dead man’s carry”), a philanthropist, a lifelong learner and avid reader, a dedicated supporter of the arts and a master of the “natural” approach to gardening. In retirement, Alby and Carol traveled extensively throughout Europe and spent winters in Florida. Alby was an inspirational leader of kids of all ages, organizing all manner of outdoor adventures. Most importantly, Alby was a family man, in the most expansive and inclusive definition of that term. His strength of spirit and optimism allowed him to persevere after the premature deaths of his first wife, Bernice “BC” Weiner and his second wife, Marjorie “Margie” Ash. With BC, he had three children: Stuart (Kathy) of Grand Blanc, Michigan, Wendy (Charles) of Larchmont, New York, and Debra (Paul) of Del Mar, California. With Margie, he added six stepchildren who were all embraced as his own: Kathy of Long Island, New York, Richard (Gale) of Orinda, California, Amy (Earl) of Jacksonville, Florida, Steve (Katie) of Hackensack, New Jersey, Lisa of Pittsburgh and Hillary (Mark) of Pittsburgh. With Carol, he added Paul (Michal) of Israel, Amy (Michael) and Judy (David), both of New York, New York. Alby also has 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Everyone will miss him dearly. His mother, Sadie Segal, and beloved sister, Beatrice Schlesinger, predeceased Alby. He is survived by his wife, Carol, several close in-laws, cousins and many lifelong friends. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care he received from his home caregiver, Norma Chavez. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there was a private virtual graveside service and interment at Kether Torah Cemetery. In memory of Alby’s extraordinary life, the family suggests that donations can be made to the charity of choice recognizing Alby’s wide-ranging generosity. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com PJC

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