Squirrel Hill synagogue shooting victims Joyce Fienberg and Daniel Stein laid to rest

Fienberg, a former researcher at Pitt, was remembered as “engaging” and “elegant,” while Stein’s son noted his devotion to family.

A tribute to shooting victims along Shady Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

A tribute to shooting victims along Shady Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018

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Sarah Anne Hughes

Two more victims of the synagogue shooting — 75-year-old Joyce Fienberg and 71-year-old Daniel Stein — have been laid to rest.

Fienberg was remembered by family and friends at Beth Shalom Congregation in Squirrel Hill on Wednesday morning. Both Fienberg and Stein’s services were private.

“Nobody loved chronicling our family like my Auntie Joyce, a pursuit she followed from Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris to the savannas of Africa,” her nephew Daniel Fienberg wrote in the Hollywood Reporter, where he is a TV critic. “She never went anywhere without her latest collection of happy memories to share, without a camera or a cellphone to accumulate the next memory.”

Fienberg was a graduate of the University of Toronto and spent her professional career at the University of Pittsburgh’s Learning Research & Development Center as a research specialist.

“She worked with Gaea Leinhardt for more than 25 years on a variety of classroom-based research projects including Classroom Instruction and Learning, Instructional Explanations, The Value of Character, Portraits in Restructuring, and a small role in the Workplace Simulations in the Schools project,” LRDC wrote on Facebook.

“Joyce was a cherished friend for many in LRDC. For those who knew her in LRDC she was an engaging, elegant, and warm person”

Stein was laid to rest Tuesday during a private ceremony.

His son, Joe Stein, said his father was “a simple man and did not require much.”

“In the picture below he was having a great day doing two things he loved very much,” Joe Stein wrote on Facebook. “He had just finished coming from synagogue, which he loved, and then got to play with his grandson which he loved even more! We love you dad more than you’ll ever know!”