Marcia Morgan Gumberg
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Marcia Morgan Gumberg

GUMBERG: Marcia Morgan Gumberg of Pittsburgh passed away peacefully on Jan. 13, 2022, at the age of 91. She and her beloved husband, Stanley R. Gumberg, raised three sons: Ira (Anita), Lawrence (Ina), and Andrew (Christy), and she was a loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, and great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren. Her joy and compassion showed itself in the many ways she contributed to the Pittsburgh community and the world throughout her long life. Born April 13, 1930, to Ida and Max Morgan, Marcia had a lifelong passion for education. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Education, she began her career as a second grade teacher. She would ultimately serve as a trustee for Seton Hill University. Among her many interests, Marcia was an avid patron and collector of the fine arts. She served a term as the chair of the Carnegie Museum of Art and collected post-war contemporary art, selections of which have been displayed at museums around the world. She had a passion for literature. Marcia owned and operated a chain of local bookstores, was an enthusiastic supporter of the Carnegie Libraries, and collected extraordinary old and rare books. Her love for literature extended outward into the community as well, where early in her career she endeavored to teach sighted people to convert books to Braille, helping to make the joy of reading accessible to all. Animals and animal husbandry were among her other interests. She successfully bred many thoroughbred graded-stakes race horses, and was extremely fond of dogs, in particular her cherished Irish wolfhounds. Marcia is survived by her children, her grandchildren Jill (Jay), Amanda (Craig), Tessa, Stanley, Jordan, Carly, Brian (Jacqueline), Zachary (Dina), and Ali; her great-grandchildren Max, Theo, Lilah, Cecilia, and Naomi; and her dearly loved sister, Barbara Morgan Spiegelman. Marcia’s funeral and interment took place in a private family ceremony. A memorial service will be scheduled for a time in the future. Those who wish to give gifts in her memory are invited to make contributions to the charity or cause of their own choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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