Helene D. Wechsler, age 91, died on Saturday, December 8, 2018. She was born in New York City on August 17, 1927 and is the daughter of the late Leo and Irene Barth Dreyfus. She was the wife of the late Dr. Harry L. Wechsler who died on June 17, 1996. Helene received her Bachelor of Science from New York University and worked as a buyer, at Lerner’s Department Store in New York City. After marrying Harry and moving to McKeesport, her life was devoted to her beloved husband and her three children. She served on the board of directors of the Carnegie Library of McKeesport and was a member of Temple B’Nai Israel. She volunteered at the Bryn Mawr-Vassar Book Store.
She is survived by children, Lynn (Glenn) Wechsler Kramer of Summit, NJ, Laura (Charles) Broff of Pittsburgh, Richard “Dick” (Carolyn) Wechsler of New York City; grandchildren, Doug (Rachel) Kramer, Alex Kramer, Stephanie (Alex) Broff Lince, Casey (Jeff) Broff Berg, Zachary Wechsler, Sam Wechsler, Emmett Wechsler, Elias Wechsler; great-grandchildren, Dylan Kramer, Greyson Kramer, Jane Lince, and Edward Berg.
Services were held at Temple Cemetery with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating. Arrangements were handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412-678-6177).
Remembrances may be made to Temple B’Nail Israel, 2025 Cypress Drive, White Oak, PA 15131.
Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com
Originally published December 11, 2018.