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Marion Kotler

KOTLER: Marion Kotler, on Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Milton Kotler and companion of the late Russell Makrauer. Loving mother of Ken Kotler (Lois), Mark Kotler, Ron Kotler (Jane) and Sherry Greenberger (Andy). Grandmother of Zachary, Jeremy, the late Michael, Brett (Katie), Jennifer (Marc), Rachel (Michael) and Drew (Elana). Great-grandmother of Aviva, Noémie, Amiel, Solal, Ari, Luca, Lilia, Misha and Asa. She is the younger sister of Asher Oppenheimer, who, in two months will celebrate his 102nd birthday. Marion was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, on Feb. 3, 1927. At the age of 10, just one year before Kristallnacht, and soon after the death of her mother, she fled the Nazis with her father. This escape was made possible by founding cousins of the Kaufmann and Baer department store of Pittsburgh. Marion lived most of her life in Squirrel Hill and died two months shy of her 97th birthday. She shared the same birthday as her older brother Asher. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Wednesday at 1 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to service (12 noon – 1 p.m.). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. schugar.com PJC

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