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Bronia Weiner

WEINER: Bronia Weiner, 105, died on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2024. Born April 16, 1918, in Storojinetz, currently part of Ukraine, She was the daughter of Chanina and Rosa Toiwes and was one of five siblings. She was predeceased by her father, Chanina Toiwes, her mother, Rosa Toiwes, her daughter Ruti, and her husband Karl. Bronia and Karl met while acting in the Yiddish theater in Storojinetz and married in 1939. She is one of the last remaining survivors of the Holocaust, having suffered the horrors at the Bershad concentration camp in Transnistria, where she lost her mother and baby daughter Ruti. After the war, Bronia and Karl reunited and moved to Timisoara, Romania, to start their family. In 1960, the family fled communist Romania, leaving all of their possessions behind in search of freedom in the United States, settling in Pittsburgh. Later in life, Bronia achieved one of her dreams of working in the medical field and became a nurse. She worked for 15 years at Pittsburgh’s Montefiore Hospital, where she became a beloved member of the hospital community. Bronia loved nothing more than her family, singing, dancing, Mineo’s pizza and a cold beer. She is survived by her children, Sam (Marilyn), of Delaware, Marcel (Sue), of Texas, and Roslyne Schulman (Mark, deceased) of Maryland; grandchildren, Jared (Carey), Courtney Villere (Justin), Danny (Jay), Benjamin, Gavin and Rebecca Schulman; and great-grandchildren, Vanessa, Simone, Reese, and Griffin. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 noon – 1 p.m.). Interment Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the U.S. Holocaust Museum (ushmm.org/support), or the charity of your choice. schugar.com PJC

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