Rabbi Yisroel Meir Altein, sent to Pittsburgh more than 60 years ago by Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn, the sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, passed away on Shabbos.
He taught for many years at Yeshiva Schools, and was the Mashpia of the local Lubavitch community.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel, and children, Chana Stein – Oak Park, MI; Tzerel Backman – Pittsburgh, PA; Mendel Altein – Montreal; Yossi Altein – Crown Heights; Perl Namdar – Crown Heights and Malya Teitelbaum – Montreal.
The funeral procession will pass by Yeshiva Schools/Lubavitch Center in Pittsburgh on Sunday, at 1:00 pm with a graveside service at Homewood Cemetery.
Shiva information will follow.