Phyllis Fenster

Phyllis Fenster, 97, formerly of McKeesport and White Oak, died Monday, December 29, 2014 at the Charles Morris Nursing Center. She retired in 1983 from the clerical department of the PA Department of Public Assistance, and was a member of the former Congregation Tree of Life/Sfard and its Sisterhood, the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary, B’nai Brith Women, and Hadassah. Daughter of the late Joseph and Bertha Schwartz Firestone, wife of the late Phillip Fenster, she is survived by her sons, Dr. Martin M. (Suzanne) Fenster of Fox Chapel and James C. (Karen) Fenster of Auburn, NH; her daughter, Linda K. (Edward) Abrams of Savannah, GA; 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandson. Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 one hour prior to her service, which will be held at 11:00 AM with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating. Interment will follow in the Tree of Life/Sfard Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.