Harry Wershbale CHARLOTTE - Harry Wershbale was born on October 27, 1925, to Samuel and Jenny Wershbale in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Barbara Hecht Wershbale. He is survived by his son, Larry (MJ) Wershbale of Silver Spring, MD, and daughter Sharon Wershbale Boyd of Charlotte, NC. Harry is also survived by his grandchildren, Ivy Berman (Adam), Avishai Wershbale, Dori Littman, Gavriel Wershbale (Rebekah), and Samantha Damsky, as well as his great-grandchildren Evelyn and Isaac Berman and Isobel Wershbale. During World War II, Harry served in the Navy as an Electrician's Mate aboard the destroyer escort U.S.S. Pratt, where he saw duty in the South Pacific theater. During his service, he contracted tuberculosis, and spent four years in various naval hospitals. Upon his discharge, as the story is told, Harry was advised he might have 30 good years ahead of him. He was delighted to share this prediction as he surpassed those expectations more than twofold, almost 70 years later. Harry would always say that every day he woke up was a gift. Harry was introduced to his future wife by his father, who worked next door to the lively redhead, Barbara Hecht. In the early years of their marriage, Harry earned an Associates Degree in accounting and began a long career with Cameradio Electronics. He ultimately became Vice President as he actively participated in the dawning of the digital and computer age. Harry spent most of his life in Pittsburgh. He was a member of the Jewish Community Center and was active in B'nai Brith Men's International. Harry also belonged to the Carl-Melvin Club, a Pittsburgh social organization named after two friends who gave their lives in World War II. The 60 plus members and their families regularly celebrated national and Jewish holidays throughout the years, as well as family milestones of the members. Harry was an avid Steelers fan, holding season tickets for over 50 years. In later years, Harry and Barbara began spending winters in Florida. They established a group of friends and Harry continued his active lifestyle including golf and heading to the beach. Harry and Barbara moved to the Carriage Club in Charlotte, NC in 2010. They derived great pleasure from being close to their grandchildren and eventually great-grandchildren. In his last few years, Harry's friends at the Carriage Club provided much joy and companionship in his daily life. Harry never met a stranger and loved being around people. He always had a kind word, a joke, or a story to tell that he hoped would bring a smile or a chuckle. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Levine & Dickson Hospice House for their extraordinary compassion and support. He was treated with kindness, respect, and dignity in his final days. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 15, at 10:30 am at Temple Beth El, 5101 Providence Road, Charlotte, NC. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Levine & Dickson Hospice House at Southminster, 8919 Park Road, Suite 100, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28210, Phone: 704.375.0100, https://hpccr.thankyou4caring.org .
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