Synagogue Shooting Victims Included 97-Year-Old Woman, Two Brothers

The names of the 11 victims from the horrific mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh have been released. The youngest victim was 54-years-old while the oldest was 97. Two of the victims were brothers, while two others were husband and wife. 

The victims of the massacre at the Tree of Life have been identified as:

  • Joyce Fienberg, 75
  • Richard Gottfried, 65
  • Rose Mallinger, 97
  • Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz, 66
  • Cecil Rosenthal, 59
  • David Rosenthal, 54
  • Bernice Simon, 84
  • Sylvan Simon, 86
  • Daniel Stein, 71
  • Melvin Wax, 88
  • Irving Younger, 69

Dan Stein was one of the first victims to be identified. His nephew, Steven Halle, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that Stein once served as the president of the New Light Congregation, which would hold services at the Tree of Life. 

“He was always willing to help anybody,” said his nephew, Steven Halle. “He was somebody that everybody liked, very dry sense of humor and recently had a grandson who loved him."

Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was remembered by family, friends, and patients as a kind man who always put the needs of others before his own.

“Jerry was my doctor for over 30 years,” Nancy Wood told the newspaper. “I had an appointment last Thursday and mentioned to him that I had been a patient for so long he was not just a doc, but also a friend. He laughed and told me that was the way it was supposed to be.”

Cecil and David Rosenthal were described as "inseparable" and never missed a Saturday service at the Tree of Life. The two even lived together in Squirrel Hil. 

“Cecil’s laugh was infectious. David was so kind and had such a gentle spirit. Together, they looked out for one another,” Chris Schopf said. “They were inseparable. Most of all, they were kind, good people with a strong faith and respect for everyone around.”

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