Remembering Maurice Mervis

Maurice Mervis

Deceased’s Name: Maurice Mervis

Deceased’s Hebrew Name:

Former Last Name:

Nick Name:Mashe

Deceased Mother's Name: Hinda Mervis

Deceased Father's Name: Eli Mervis

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Deceased Date of Birth:

City of Birth:New Castle

State of Birth:Pennsylvania

Country of Birth:United States

Deceased Date of Death: August 15, 2016

Deceased Time of Death: before sunset

Deceased’s Synagogue Affiliation: Temple Hadar Israel

Deceased’s Synagogue Location: New Castle, PA

Cemetery Name: Tifereth Israel Cemetery

Cemetery City, State/Province: New Castle, PA

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Maurice Mervis was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania in 1919 to eastern European immigrant parents, Hinda and Eli Mervis, the youngest of four children. Mashe, as he was called, died Monday, August 15th at 97 years of age.  He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Claire, and his children, Linda Levin, Eileen & Robert Cohn and Alex Mervis.  Mashe's loving grandchildren, Stacy, Dana, Philip, Abbey, and Chase and newborn great grandson, Myer.  He received excellent care at his home from his wife, family and loving caregivers over seven years of his extended illness.

Maurice graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy in 1940 and established his career as a reliable neighborhood pharmacist at Hoffman’s Professional Pharmacy in Beaver Falls.  Later the store became known as Mervis Professional Pharmacy.  He enjoyed his work and his expertise was acknowledged in 1982 when he was appointed to chair the State of Pennsylvania Pharmacy Board, by Governor Richard L. Thornburgh.   

Maurice was observant in his practice of Judaism. This moral fiber was an intricate part of his life. His family and his pharmacy were his passion.

A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 11:00AM in Tifereth Israel Cemetery, 340 Maple Drive, New Castle, PA 16105.

Arrangements by Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home,, 3801-4thAvenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the University of Pittsburgh, 1104 Salk Hall, 3501 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, (in memo write Maurice Mervis Scholarship) or to the Beaver Falls Carnegie Free Library, 1301-7th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.