Robert Bruce Marcus

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 30, 2021


Robert Bruce Marcus, age 73, of Squirrel Hill, died on Monday, March 29, 2021. He was born in Pittsburgh on May 3, 1947 and is the son of the late Morris Bernard and Janet Landay Marcus. He was a well know attorney in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas for many years.

He began his career as a public defender, then in-house council at Cinemette Corporation. He was head partner of the former Marcus, Steinberg and Steidl Law Firm. Edgar Snyder said Robbie was his hero for being the first attorney in Pittsburgh to advertise on the radio on KQVs’ Advice From Council. He liked to bowl, golf, and play poker with his friends on Sunday evenings. He also enjoyed vacationing at the beach, was a huge Beatles fan and loved learning about history. He had no patience for bad drivers and always made them aware of it. He also loved 420.
He is survived by his son, Matthew Marcus of Munhall; granddaughter, Hannah Marcus; brother, James (Marlene) Marcus of Pittsburgh; sister, Jill (Jan Lott) Balmuth of Pittsburgh; former wife, Dawn Marcus (Stephen) Stept of Pittsburgh, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Elizabeth Marcus who died July 14, 1995.
Graveside services will take place at Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery at Elrod on Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm with Rabbi Avraham Marcus officiating.
Arrangements are being handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (412 678 6177).
The family will be sitting Shiva Thursday evening, however due to the pandemic, kindly contact Dawn to arrange a time to visit.
The family appreciates that all visitors follow the current CDC guidelines including wearing of masks, and social distancing. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Originally published March 30, 2021.

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