FEINBERG: Rhoda Feinberg (née Morris) died peacefully on Sunday, April 16 in Yuma, Arizona, at the age of 93.Rhoda was the eldest daughter of Ralph and Adeline Morris. She graduated from Peabody High, and then met the love of her life, Irwin (Shykie) Feinberg. Everyone agreed Shykie was the most handsome of men and Rhoda fell in love with him immediately. They were married in 1951. Their sons Stanford and Dale soon joined the family. Rhoda and Shykie moved to Eastmont and became active in the Jewish community. They were founding members of the Parkway Jewish Center. Rhoda also worked in PJC’s nursery school, taught and later became the principal of its Sunday school. During that time she also sold World Book Encyclopedias. Rhoda was not a star salesperson for World Book because she often dissuaded people from making a purchase when she felt they could not afford it.
In 1974, Rhoda went back to school for a degree as a surgical technician. She graduated first in her class and gave the commencement speech. She loved working in the operating room and was a much beloved co-worker. Whether working with children or in the hospital or elsewhere, it was important to Rhoda to do her best. Rhoda also enjoyed the many Shabbat dinners and holidays she spent with her family. She enjoyed watching her sons graduate from college and medical school, marry and start their own families. Rhoda enjoyed traveling and especially loved her trips to Israel, twice with her sister and once with Shykie and her brothers-in-law and their wives. Rhoda was predeceased by her loving husband, Irwin Feinberg who died September 30, 2015, and by her parents, Ralph and Adeline Morris. She is survived by her sister Elayne Morris Saltzman, her two sons and their wives, Dr. Stanford Feinberg and Dr. Linda Brown, and Dr. Dale and Julie Feinberg; cherished grandchildren, Danielle Feinberg (Dr. Marc Kunes), David Feinberg, Dr. Al Feinberg, Kameran Gordon, Brant Gordon (Ruth), and John Cope (Anne); and five wonderful great-grandchildren, Reese Feinberg, Beau Davis, Mori Gordon, and Ava and Julia Cope. She is also survived by her many nieces and nephews all who appreciated the individual attention she always gave them. She made them all feel special. As Rhoda would end every conversation with “Shalom,” we now say to her memory: Shalom. In lieu of flowers contributions in Rhoda’s memory may be sent to the Franklin David Saltzman Memorial Fund, ℅ Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Dr FL 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3112. Services will be held on Friday, at 10 a.m., at Beth Abraham Cemetery, 790 Stewart Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15227. Professional services trusted to D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd., Lawrenceville. dalessandroltd.com PJC