Ronald Kottler
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Ronald Kottler

KOTTLER: Ronald Kottler, on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Beloved husband of 64 years to Jean Kottler. Loving father of Dr. Bruce and (Randi) Kottler and Marc Kottler. Brother of the late Saul Cutler, the late Marceen Kottler, the late Jeanette Zuckerman and the late Rita Cohen. Grandfather of Lani Skelley, Brittany and Madison. Ronald was a social worker and administrator with veterans in Erie, Pennsylvania, and Bay Pines, Florida. He was employed at Protestant Home for Children on the North Side and worked at Sewickley Valley Hospital as director of the Staunton Clinic. Ronald was the executive director at Jewish Family and Children’s Services, where he helped to relocate Russian immigrants into the local community. Ronald was a founding member of Temple Ohav Shalom. He enlisted in the military during the Korean conflict. Ronald took over for his mother with the Bikkur Cholim, which over time had raised and distributed $100,000 for the elderly and sick Jewish people in Pittsburgh, as well as the Angeles Nursing Home. He also helped to find housing and accommodations for recipients of liver transplants in Oakland. Ronald spent his childhood having many experiences and adventures in Squirrel Hill, which he loved to talk about. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel. Interment at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Marc Kottler Memorial Library at JFCS Pittsburgh, 5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. schugar.com PJC

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