Nov 30, 2018
Dee-Dee Pelled, 66, OBM

Mrs. Dee-Dee Pelled, a beloved mother and grandmother from Pittsburgh, passed away following a car accident on Thursday.

Mrs. Dee- Dee (Miriam) Pelled, member of the Chabad community in Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on Thursday night, 21 Kislev, 5779.

She was 66.

Mrs. Pelled was known for her heart of gold. She was especially careful with two mitzvos, Hachnasos Orchim (inviting guests) and Ahavas Yisroel (loving your fellow Jew).

She was known for her Shabbos table, which was always filled with guests, and making everyone feel welcome and at home.

Dee-Dee was in a terrible car accident on Thursday. Many around the world united in saying Tehillim in her merit, but tragically, she passed away.

Her passing has created an indescribable void amongst her family, friends, and community.

She is survived by her husband Yaakov and children, Shani Pelled, Maya Beck, Anit Silver, Orlee Percia, Adina Pelled and Mordechai Pelled.

She was predeceased by her daughter Yael OBM.

The Levaya will take place today, Friday, at 11:30 am leaving from Gesher HaChaim/Shaare Torah and will proceed past Lubavitch Center and Hillel Academy and then on to burial at Homewood Cemetery.

A fund has been set up to raise $500,000 to help the Pelled family during this difficult time.

Baruch Dayan Ha'emes.

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Pittsburgh is reeling
This was a terrible shock and tragedy for our community. The Pelleds are an esteemed family here and we are all utterly heartbroken. Please give what you can to help out the family.
(11/30/2018 7:06:23 AM)
Her sensitivity was legendary
Yankel and Dee-Dee lost a child, r"l. Since then, over 20 years ago, whenever a family was in crisis, especially related to loss, she was incredibly supportive, and was a wonderful resource. So it was for us when we suffered our loss.
May her memory be for a blessing.
(11/30/2018 7:40:34 AM)
Such a tragic loss. May Hashem comfort you.
(11/30/2018 7:59:28 AM)
To the Pelleds: We will always be there for you. Just like you were always there for us.
(11/30/2018 8:11:55 AM)
May her family be comforted with the mourners of Zion ;'(
We want Moshiach now!
(11/30/2018 8:33:43 AM)
baruch dayan emes
she was such a special person may hashem comfort the family and we merit the coming of moshiach right now
(11/30/2018 8:38:13 AM)
So very sad to hear of the tragic loss of a wife and mother, DEE-DEE, a grandmother too. We are wishing you, long, happy and healthy life, and only Simchas from now on.
(11/30/2018 8:41:44 AM)
A terrible loss!
This is absolutely heartbreaking! Your mama! A loss beyond words. Ive heard of the wonderful joyous Pelled family. Im so terribly sorry for the loss of your beautiful wife, mother and community member. It is a loss beyond words.
(11/30/2018 8:48:27 AM)
Dayan ha Emet
Our DeeDee. We each shared a different side of her through her loss and with each Mazal Tov. My heart is torn open to loose a Jewish friend and sister at such a young age. Reunited with Yael yet torn from her beautiful husband and children, sons-in-laws and grandchildren. I am so very sorry, for you loss we suffer right beside you. Bracha Levin
(11/30/2018 10:09:42 AM)
So terrible.
(11/30/2018 12:04:31 PM)
To DeeDees family
I am her friend Sharon that just visited your home last month. I am devastated to hear about your loss. May she be reunited with Yeil. I send the entire family my deepest sympathies and love. What a tragic loss, Dee Dee was loved by all.
(11/30/2018 12:07:02 PM)
Hashem this is too much
I dont know them but she seems like such a special person. The family should be comforted.
(11/30/2018 12:38:48 PM)
Very sad! Amazing person. Amazing family.
To the Pelled family, sorry for this terribly tragic loss. May Hashem comfort you in this inconsolable time.
Moshiach now!
(11/30/2018 1:09:00 PM)
I'm so sorry to hear. She sounds like such a special woman
(11/30/2018 3:03:31 PM)
Heartbreaking 💔
Horrific news, my heart breaks for the beautiful Pelled family - am Yisroel mourns this terrible loss with you. You are not alone. Sending love and strength
(12/1/2018 8:03:22 AM)
Boroch Dayin Haemes
I don't know her, but from what I'm reading she sounds like someone really special. Her family should be comforted. Sending love.
(12/1/2018 9:24:42 PM)
To much for Pittsburgh!?!?!
First the shooting then this all in the same block!
Hashem Why???
We can't take this anymore!!!!
Too much for all of us!?!?!?!
Please do whatever you can to help the Pelled family in this loss!?
May you be blessed
Thank You!
MOSHIACH NOW!!!!!!!!!!

-A Pittsburgher
(12/1/2018 10:33:56 PM)

May you and your family be comforted with the mourners of Zion. DeeDee (Miram bat Yosef HaCohen) was one of the most incredible low-key members of the community that I know. Her home was open to all, particularly to the the Israeli "mall enterpreneurs" who heard about their Israel Chabad outpost.
There was always enough food, one on one chats with anyone who needed to share their troubles and joys. As private as she was, she was available as necessary. DeeDee ran to her children to assist and care for them when they gave birth, often back to back, never complaining. She worked tirelessly for her family, up at dawn to make sure everything was in order.
When I moved to Pittsburgh, she was my close neighbor, took the time to show me the best shopping sites and where to find sales on which day.
She opened me up to also sharing grief for a lost child, a door that was closed for many years. Now she will be watching over her children in this world from Above and spending time with Yael bat Yaakov HaCohen O.B.M.
I am grateful for all the years I knew her.. I feel the vacuum in my heart.
May her family be consoled and blessed only with joy and nachas.
(12/2/2018 10:10:54 AM)
This has broken my heart
Adina, my heart is with you. No words.
May Hashem send you comfort with the coming of Moshiach this minute!
(12/2/2018 4:48:16 PM)
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