Rae Papernick, 97, of Monroeville, formerly of Glassport and Pittsburgh, died Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at Independence Court. Born in Pittsburgh on October 2, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Saul and Annie Daniels Segall and was the wife of the late Benny Papernick. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Marc) Scott of Monroeville, 2 grandsons, Stuart Michael (Dr. Jenny Sweigard) Scott of Cornelius, NC and Joseph Ian (Tanya Palovich-Scott) Scott of Altoona, PA, 4 great grandchildren, Tyler Benjamin Scott, Elliana Hope Scott, Hannah Mae Scott, and Olivia Juliette Scott, also by nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Papernick retired as secretary for the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education, and for 30 years was an independent grocer at the Hilltop Market of Glassport. She was a member of Temple David in Monroeville, a former member of the Temple B’nai Israel, Hadassah, Jewish War Veterans Aux., past president of the Department of PA J.W.V.A., a former member of Robert Morris College Independents (a theatrical group), Seasoned Players (a senior theatrical performing group), Senior Vaudeville Seasoned Players, and Senior Vaudeville “Sassy Seniors”. She performed at the McKeesport Little Theater and throughout the Pittsburgh area, receiving 2 awards at M.L.T., “Best Supporting Actress of 2000” and “Best Actress of the Year for 2002”, and entertained servicemen in Pittsburgh during WWII.
Friends will be received in the Hunter Funeral Home, Inc., 1600 Coursin Street, McKeesport, PA 15132 on Thursday, June 16, 2002 from 10:00 AM until the time of her service at 11:00 AM in the funeral home with Rabbi Barbara Symons officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple B’nai Israel Cemetery. The family suggests contributions to Pixie Dust Wishes, P.O. Box 1331, State College, PA 16804 or to Rabbi’s Mitzvah Fund at Temple David, 4415 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146.
Originally published June 14, 2022.