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Rae F (Friedman) Pitzele

June 14, 1927 ~ March 4, 2022 (age 94)


Rae F. Pitzele, of Indianapolis, passed away March 4, 2022 at the age of 94 surrounded by her loving family.  Rae was born to Pearl (nee Schwartz) and Eugene Friedman on June 14, 1927 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania.  The family moved to New York City while she was young.  Rae attended Emerson High where she graduated in 1945.   Shortly after that she met and married Melvin Pitzele in 1947.  Rae was active for years in both Hadassah and Sisterhood. 

She is survived by her younger brother, Milton Friedman; children, Keith and Perry; grandchildren, Adam Pitzele (Meytal), Aaron Pitzele (Amanda), Jordan Tauber (nee Pitzele) (Jon), Joel Pitzele and Rachel Pitzele; daughters-in-law, Rita (nee Silverman) and Wanda (nee Norris) whom she always treated like her own daughters; her beloved nine great-grandchildren; and other family and friends.

There will be a graveside service at Elmwood Cemetery in Hammond, IN on Thursday March 10th at 12:30 PM CST.  The family asks that donations be made in lieu of flowers to either Hadassah or Woman’s League or the charity of your choice.

Rae always put her family first and considered them her treasures.  She will be missed by all her family and friends.  As it says in Proverbs 3:15 “She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.”

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Funeral Service

Committal Service


Graveside Service
March 10, 2022

12:30 PM
Elmwood Cemetery
1413 169th St.
Hammond, IN 46324

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