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Sidney Deutsch

DEUTSCH: Sidney Deutsch, born and raised in Pittsburgh, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 15, 2022, surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren. He was 88 years old. He was born May 24, 1934, in the old Hill District of Pittsburgh where his grandparents had a small grocery store on Bedford Avenue. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in accounting and received a graduate degree in social work. He served in the United States Air Force in the mid-1950s. Prior to serving his duty in the Air Force, he married Carol Liener Deutsch in September 1955 and they were married for 63 years until her passing in December 2018. He then began his career at the United Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh where he worked tirelessly for Jewish community projects and activities. He was transferred to Kansas City in the mid-1960s where he helped to found the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy of Kansas City, the first Orthodox Jewish day school in that part of the country. He returned to Pittsburgh in the late 1960s and he took the helm of a recycling plant in Tarentum, Pennsylvania; he owned and operated this plant until he retired in 2001. As a pillar of the community, Sidney was a board member and fundraiser for various organizations including but not limited to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh, Young People’s Synagogue, Poale Zedeck, Shaare Torah and the Kollel Jewish Learning Center. He is survived by his children, Naomi (Mark) Rubin, Rachel Katz, Tamara (Mitch) Haviv, Avigayil (Benyamin) Cweiber, Daniel (Shelly) Deutsch, and his siblings, Blima Silverman, Rabbi Herschel Deutsch, Miram Dickman as well as his loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The funeral service took place, Sunday, July 17, 2022, at Shaare Torah Congregation on Murray Avenue, and he is interred at Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery in Gibsonia. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gesher Hachaim Jewish Burial Society. Contributions can be made in his memory to Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh or an organization of your choice. Shiva will be observed at the family residence through Wednesday morning. PJC

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