Leigh Ann Scheinberg

Date of Death: 12/4/2014

Leigh Ann Scheinberg


Leigh Ann Scheinberg, 51, passed away unexpectedly this past Thursday at her residence in Miami, Florida. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of Esther L Scheinberg and the late Albert L Scheinberg who preceded her in death October 24, 1998.

In addition to her mother, Leigh is survived by her brother Samuel and nephews Benjamin and Nathan of Altoona, sister Bonnie Moss (Richard) and nephew Matthew of Munhall,Pa, brother Michael (Christine) nephews Noah and Jacob and nieces Rachel and Abigail , all of Altoona, an Uncle Jack Abrahams,  Cousins Fern Francavillo, Susan and Hal Abrahams, and an Aunt Michele (David) Simonson.  She is also survived by her beloved cat, Roxy.

Leigh was a graduate of Altoona High School, class of 1981. She went on to earn a Bachelors of Art Education at The University of Miami in 1985.  She was hired by the Dade County School District right out of college and had an enriching career as an Art Teacher for 29 years.  Over that time she continued her education and earned her Masters Degree. Leigh loved her students at Gilbert L. Porter Elementary School, and was awarded teacher of the year honors from the Dade County School District in 2013.

 Leigh was a talented artist and excelled in many different mediums and enjoyed going to art exhibits with her mother and friends.   Leigh adored her nieces and nephews and recently visited over the holiday weekend.  She will be greatly missed by her family, friends, colleagues and students.

Friends will be received at the E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home. Inc, 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, PA 16601 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 11:00 am until a 12:00 noon funeral service.  Rabbi Joshua Wohl will be officiating.    Interment will be at Mt. Sinai Cemetery, Altoona Pa.


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