Harold (Raven) Garfinkel
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Harold (Raven) Garfinkel

GARFINKEL: Harold (Raven) Garfinkel, 86, of Pittsburgh and Sarasota, Florida, died on Jan. 26 in Sarasota. Raven was born and raised in Pittsburgh, and he graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He was predeceased by his beloved parents and sister, Sam and Sara Garfinkel and Cookie Landman. He is survived by his adoring wife, Esther (Essie), and loving children, Steve (Mindy), Sandy (Kate) and Mike (Lynne). His devoted grandchildren are Ryan and Matt, Sam (Liz) and Danny, and Adam and Jami. Other survivors include Raven’s beloved sister- and brother-in-law Jane and Marvin Kinstlinger and brother-in-law Bob Landman, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Raven took over the family business, Harry Survis Auto Center, and built it into a thriving regional success. He was very active in Pittsburgh’s Jewish community and traveled to Israel and the Soviet Union to help Jews abroad. He was a spark of joy to all who knew him, and he will be sadly missed by countless friends. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 1 p.m. No prior visitation. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.Contributions may be directed to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or the Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. schugar.com PJC

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