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Sam Weinreb

WEINREB: Sam Weinreb, age 94, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully at Hebrew SeniorLife Rehabilitation Center in Roslindale, Massachusetts, on Jan. 15, 2021. Sam was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, in 1926 to parents David and Freida Weinreb. Sam lost his immediate family in the Holocaust, but following the war, he reconnected with his childhood sweetheart Gloria (Goldie) Berger, also a survivor, whom he married and began a family with in McKeesport, Pennsylvania. Throughout his life, Sam was deeply committed to his family and his community. Beyond his work as a watchmaker and jeweler, Sam dedicated much of his life to speaking at schools, universities, religious organizations and other groups to share the story of his life and experience surviving the Holocaust. Through his storytelling, Sam reached thousands of individuals and left a lasting legacy of strength, resilience and empathy. He most enjoyed his opportunities to speak with young students. He is survived by his two children, Stewart and Linda, and his granddaughter, Hannah. Sam will be remembered for his deep devotion to his family, his love of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers, and his desire to leave the world a kinder place than he found it. Memorial donations may be made to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raul Wallenberg Pl., SW, Washington, DC 20024. PJC

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