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Bernice Frank

September 24, 1924 — November 26, 2023

Mt. Lebanon

Bernice Kamisar Frank passed away at age 99 on November 26, 2023.  A devoted wife to the late Irvin “Chick” Frank; mother of Susan McClure and Betsie Frank (Ken Nelson); grandmother of Brian McClure and Eric McClure (Erica Sobanski); great-grandmother of Emily and Eva McClure.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Zelda Kamisar along with 5 sisters, Yetta Frazier, Anne Stein (Moe), Dora Kamisar, Rose Weinstock (Bill) and Hylda Kamisar.  A loving aunt, Bernice generously spent time with her many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

The first of her parents’ three American-born daughters, Bernice grew up in Youngstown, Ohio where she attended Youngstown University in preparation for her most enduring career as a librarian’s assistant at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA.  She lived her life committed to her family, a wealth of friends, and beloved coworkers.  Generosity and consummate caregiving defined all relationships.  She made time to volunteer for B’nai B’rith, Hadassah, and many other activities sponsored by Temple Emanuel.

Bernice led a rich social life filled with entertaining in her home, attending cultural events with friends, and providing companionship to friends in need.  She delighted in following the latest fashion trends, cooking, and involvement in her daughters’ and grandchildren’s school activities.  Bernice’s love and caring spirit touched those of all ages, the qualities for which she will truly be missed. 

Friends will be received at Temple Emanuel of South Hills on Thursday, November 30 at 1:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life Luncheon at 1:30 PM, 1250 Bower Hill Rd., Pittsburgh, PA, 15243.  Interment private.  Arrangements entrusted to WILLIAM SLATER II FUNERAL SERVICE, Scott Twp., 412-563-2800.

Donations in Bernice’s memory may be sent to The Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden St. Duquesne, PA 15110,, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105,

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Temple Emanuel of South Hills

1250 Bower Hill Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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