Milton Eisner Obituary
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Milton Eisner Obituary

EISNER: Milton Eisner: A proud and lifelong Pittsburgher, Milt died on Wednesday, June 10, at the age of 90. He is survived by Sarita, his loving wife of 65 years, his two proud sons, David (Karen) and Ken (Jodi), and four adoring grandchildren, Josh, Jason, Carly and Jamie, as well as a dear brother, Ben (Elyse), and a dozen loving nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Milt was was an accountant by profession, but, other than his family, his first love was his community. He started his accounting career as an employee of Jack Landis & Company in 1955, and retired only three years ago in 2017, at the age of 87, as its principal owner and managing partner. Milt was a long-time officer, board member and gabbai of Congregation Beth Shalom where he served as President. He was also a past president of the congregation’s Men’s Club and the longtime chair of its ritual committee and endowment fund. Milt also attended daily prayer services at the synagogue, rarely missing a day for over 40 years. He was often referred to as “Mr. Beth Shalom.” He also held many roles for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, including chairman of the annual campaign, assistant treasurer and cash collection chair. In addition, Milt served locally as president of the Development Corp for Israel / Israel Bonds. He also was vice president of Jewish National Fund and has served on the boards of Jewish University Center, Jewish Assistance Fund, Hebrew Free Loan Society, American Cancer Society, and The Jewish Chronicle. No one enjoyed raising money for worthy causes more than Milt. Whether it was a grandchild’s school charity project, a fundraising for a new roof for a client’s church, or a friend in need, Milt was an enthusiastic participant and leader. Milt received numerous community recognitions, including the UJF Emanual Spector Award for Lifetime Commitment (2007), Wish National Fund Guardian of Israel (1996), State of Israel Bonds Peace Medal (2000), UJF Gerald S. Ostrow Volunteer of the Year (2000), Beth Shalom Lester Hamburg Member of the Year (1998), and UJF Campaigner of the Year (1991), State of Israel Bonds Lifetime Achievement (2018). Milt attended Peabody High School in 1948 and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1953 with a BBA degree. He served in the United States Army for two years during the Korean Conflict. He was a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan, a Steeler season ticket holder (barely ever missing a game) for over 50 years during which time, he also attended three Steeler Super Bowls. Milt was the son of Dr. Clarence A. and Lena D. Eisner. In addition to his brother, he was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Ann (Eugene Klein). He was also very close to his mother’s sister, Eva Rubin, and brother, Hymen Diamond. Services were held at Congregation Beth Shalom. Internment to follow at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Beth Shalom Congregation, 5915 Beacon Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com

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