Harold Carl Weiss
WEISS: Harold Carl Weiss passed away on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2023, at the age of 99.
He was the beloved father of Sharon (Morry) Feldman and the late Jeffrey Weiss; beloved grandfather of Cara and Jamie Feldman; beloved husband of 43 years of the late Marian Weiss and beloved husband of 20 years of the late Lila Margolis; and beloved uncle, cousin and friend. Harold was born on Dec. 1, 1923, to the late Samuel and Molly Weiss. His siblings included his late brothers Phillip and Alfred. Harold was raised in Pittsburgh’s East End (Highland Park) and was a proud graduate of Peabody High School. He and his family were devoted members of B’nai Israel Synagogue. Harold attended the University of Pittsburgh, studying engineering. He very proudly served our country in WWII as a U.S. Army sergeant in the intelligence unit in Europe. After his military service, Harold joined his father, Sam, and his brother Phillip, along with his uncle and cousins, in the meat processing business known as Penner and Weiss. In the late 1950s, Harold and his brother Phillip founded Weiss Provision Company, then located in Pittsburgh’s South Side. They created a very successful business encompassing meat processing and food distribution throughout the tri-state area. Phillip passed away in 1968 and Harold continued as the owner, expanding his business even further. Harold retired in 1995 after selling his business. In 1956, Harold married Marian Swartz and they had two children, Sharon and Jeff. Harold was the extremely proud grandfather of Cara and Jamie Feldman and father-in-law of Sharon’s husband, Morry Feldman. When Sharon married Morry, Marian and Harold felt they gained not just a son-in-law, but another son. The years were filled with loving family dinners and celebrations. Harold was delighted to attend Jamie’s graduation from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania in 2019 at the age of 95. Judaism was very important to Harold. He consistently contributed to many Jewish organizations, and was so proud to be part of Cara’s and Jamie’s bat mitzvahs years ago. Special thank-yous for kindness and excellent care of Harold in the past few years to: the staff at Sunrise of McCandless; Janet and Reanna of Gallagher Home Health; and Juliet and all of the caregivers at Home Instead. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to services (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.). Interment to follow in Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Make-a-Wish Foundation, 707 Grant Street, #3700, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or a charity of the donor’s choice. schugar.com PJC