Bernice Doris Lebow (Zeff)
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Bernice Doris Lebow (Zeff)

LEBOW: Bernice Doris Lebow (Zeff) passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 at the age of 95. She was preceded by her parents, Frank and Mary Zeff, a loving aunt who raised her, Minnie Rosenberg, her beloved husband, Irving and her devoted son, Howard.
Bernice was the cherished mother of Max (Bobbie), Marilyn Stack (Tom), and Joanne (Bruce Solomon), loving grandmother of Matthew and Olivia Lebow, Brian and David Stack and Ilana, Daniel and Benjamin Solomon.
Bernice was fortunate to be surrounded by such wonderful caregivers. During COVID, they were there to share their love as a second family. Jennifer Seiss was considered her third daughter, but others who were also so impactful were Mikayla Prunty, Heidi Leff-Schloer and the entire staff of Weinberg Village.
Bernice was born in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, and raised her family in Wheeling, West Virginia. She had lived in Pittsburgh for the last 20 years. She was dedicated to her family but always had time to volunteer for both the schools and the temple, as well as a weekly mahjong game with her lifelong friends. She always welcomed family and friends to visit and often hosted dinners and cookouts for the holidays and was known for her famous potato salad. Once her grandchildren were born, she showered these kids even more attention than her own and would frequently travel to each coast to see and care for the ones that did not live in Pittsburgh. Before marriage, she worked at Levinson Steel in Pittsburgh and after her children were grown, worked for the City of Wheeling as a clerk of the Circuit Courts. She would always have stories to share about her days in the office and truly enjoyed the people with whom she worked. She was an avid shopper and eagerly switched to home shopping once her mobility became compromised. Being raised by her aunt in a candy store, Bernice loved all kinds of “penny” candy, reading a good book or watching all the great movies from her youth on TCM.
Bernice was a lifelong member of Temple Shalom and, if you wish, donations can be made there. (23 Bethany Pike, Wheeling WV 26003). In this time of COVID, the ceremony was private in Wheeling. PJC

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