Here are the names of the 11 victims of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting |

Here are the names of the 11 victims of the Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting


Officials at a news conference Sunday morning at Allegheny County Emergency Services shared the names of the victims of the deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. The cause and manner of death for each victim was added late Sunday.

They are:

Joyce Fienberg, 75, of Oakland

Tree of Life Congregation shooting victim Joyce Fienberg expertly balanced work and family demands , according to one of her former colleagues.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the trunk

Manner: Homicide

Richard Gottfried, 65, of Ross Township

Richard Gottfried took a different approach to Halloween : Instead of passing out candy, the Ross dentist passed out toothbrushes to his neighbors’ kids, neighbor Brian Rooker said.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the trunk and left forearm

Manner: Homicide

Rose Mallinger, 97, of Squirrel Hill

When Chuck Diamond, a former rabbi at Tree of Life, heard that a gunman had opened fire inside the synagogue, Rose Mallinger was among the first he worried about . The petite 97-year-old he regularly saw walking in the neighborhood or grocery shopping had attended service for decades, almost without fail, and was always among the first to walk in.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the head and upper extremities

Manner: Homicide

Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, of Edgewood

Patients, coworkers and friends were stunned to learn Sunday that long-time physician Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz was among the 11 gunned down at the Tree of Life Congregation a day earlier.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the head and abdomen

Manner: Homicide

Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, of Squirrel Hill

(Cecil and David Rosenthal are brothers)

Cecil Rosenthal, 59, and David Rosenthal, 54, both of Squirrel Hill, were among the 11 victims of the synagogue shooting Saturday in Squirrel Hill.

Cause; Rifle wounds to the head and torso for Cecil

Manner: Homicide

Cause: Rifle wounds of the trunk and neck for David

Manner: Homicide

Bernice Simon, 84, and Sylvan Simon, 87, of Wilkinsburg

​​​​​​(Bernice and Sylvan are husband and wife)

Bernice Simon, 84, and her husband Sylvan Simon, 86, were killed Saturday when a gunman tore through Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood. It was the same place they wed in a December 1956 candlelight ceremony.

Cause: Penetrating rifle wound of the trunk for Bernice

Manner: Homicide

Cause: Rifle wounds to the trunk and left lower extremities for Sylvan

Manner: Homicide

Daniel Stein, 71, of Squirrel Hill

Daniel Stein, who once served as president of the New Light Congregation, was among the 11 people killed inside a Squirrel Hill synagogue.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the head, neck and extremities

Manner: Homicide

Melvin Wax, 88, of Squirrel Hill

Melvin Wax was the first to arrive at New Light Congregation in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood — and the last to leave.

Cause: Rifle wounds of the torso and extremities

Manner: Homicide

Irving Younger, 69, of Mt. Washington

Irving Younger could be quiet , but longtime neighbors said that once you got him talking, it didn’t take long to catch on to his two greatest passions: his faith and his family.

Cause: Rifle wounds to the head, torso and left thigh

Manner: Homicide

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