PERSKY: Bernard Persky passed away at his home in Tampa, Fla., surrounded by loved ones on August 24, 2016. Beloved husband of Elaine (Matus-Julie) Persky. Cherished father of Marla Persky and Linda Lowe. Grandfather to Ariel, Jazan, Samantha and Shean and great-grandfather to Ethan. Brother of Ruth Edelstein. He was a member of Beth El Congregation in the South Hills and lived in Pittsburgh most of his life. Donations can be made in his honor to Purple Heart Foundation or Honor Flight.