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“Thank you for the reminder--Adele is in my thoughts! ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: N. Andre (Dre) Rega - PA - friend

“Dearest Judy;It's been a very long time since I've seen you, but had to send a note of condolence on the passing of your mother. She was such a class...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Shelly Case - Rimel - PA

“From teaching me "situational ethics" in Sunday school at the synagogue in Mt. Pleasant to helping me (many years later) to snap out of despair about...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Janet Levin - Santa Monica, CA

“There must be a limerick and so,There once was a gal named Adele,Her virtues I'm happy to tell.She was smart, she was sassyShe was generous and...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Kathy Howanek - Johnstown, PA

“I fondly remember Adele during her time at Hiram G. Andrews when she was the Director of Education. She interviewed me when I was about 7 months...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Barbara Petersen - Johnstown, PA

“My condolences to your family. Adele was a joy to work with at WCCC. She did a wonderful job moving the Act 101 program forward and supporting...Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Stubbs - Latrobe, PA

“I knew Adele through my mother, Susan Shincovich, who worked for her at the Hiram G. Andrews Center. Adele was so matter of fact, so good with...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Ann Shincovich - Tobyhanna, PA

“Condolences to your family. I have many fond memories of your beautiful Mother. ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tricia DePalma Michal - PA

“When I think of Adele, I always remember her zest for life. Her New Year's Day parties were something everyone look forward to. My deepest sympathy...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Michaelene McWhinney - Greensburh, PA

“So sorry to hear. Our condolences to all three girls It was a pleasure knowing and working with Adele She will be sorely missed. Judith & Donald ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Donald & Judith Pripstein - TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. It was such a privilege to get to know Adele by doing her hair this last year and half. She was truly a remarkable woman...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Amanda Riddle

“Dear Marcy, Ellie, and Judy,Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families at the loss of your very special Mom and Grandmother. I'm so glad to...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Susan (and Jim) Shincovich - PA

“I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Adele at Hiram G Andrews in the Education department. She was always so upbeat and nice to me. I will...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Phyllis Kimmell - Johnstown, PA

“Dear Marcy and family,I was so sad to hear of your MOTHER'S passing...what a wonderful person! Please accept my deepest condolences.N.Andre "Dre" Rega ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Neal Andre Rega - Mount Pleasant, PA


Adele Sternberg 86 of Mount Pleasant passed away Monday November 26, 2018 at Country Meadows of Allentown Retirement Center. 

Adele was born in Butler, PA to Carl and Nettie (Caplan) Moritz on June 9, 1932.  She attended Taylor Allderdice High school, and graduated with a B.A in Business  Education from the University of Pittsburgh.  She married Dr. A Hershel Sternberg in 1953, an Optometrist from Connellsville, and the couple lived in Mount Pleasant where they had three daughters.   She was very involved as a hospital volunteer at Frick Hospital and at Tree of Life synagogue in Mount Pleasant where she was the superintendent of the religious school.  After being widowed in 1972 at age 40, Adele returned to the University of Pittsburgh and obtained a Master's in distributive education and did PhD work in vocational rehabilitation.  She also spent many years as a substitute teacher in the Mount Pleasant School System. She later became the director of the ACT 101 program at Westmoreland Community College where she chaired many activities and served on numerous boards.    In 1981 she accepted a position as the Director of Education and Institutional Development at the Hiram G. Andrews Rehabilitation Center in Johnstown, an educational facility of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.  There, she researched and designed curriculum and wrote grants to fund vocational programs for post-secondary students with physical and mental disabilities.

The daughter of Russian immigrants, she was instilled with a deep appreciation for education, was an avid reader and a current events "junkie".   Adele never met a stranger and told all she met to call her any time -- except when Jeopardy! was on. Adele enjoyed writing witty poetry for friends and was usually on call for difficult crossword puzzles. Always up for an adventure, Adele was a traveler, enjoyed the company of many friends, and as of late could often be found around a bingo table or feeding coins into a slot machine, and often winning.  She never missed a family event and her greatest joy was sharing her family's "mitzvahs".

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Dr. A. Hershel SternbergAdele is survived by her brother, Silbert Moritz of Pittsburgh, three daughters, Marcy Reichgott (Sam) of Allentown, PA; Ellie Sternberg Lastinger (Allen) of Huntsville, AL; and Judy Herman (Howard) of New Providence, NJ; four grandchildren: Dalea Reichgott, Noah Herman, Sadie Reichgott and Sydney Herman, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who were like family to her.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday November 28 from 4 - 7 pm at Saloom-Rega Funeral Service, 730 West Main Street Mt. Pleasant where services will be held at 10AM Thursday November 29.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Jewish Family Services of Lehigh Valley or the Sally and Howard Levin Clubhouse in Pittsburgh. Please visit Adele's online memorial at www.saloom-rega.com to sign the condolence guestbook.  Richard Rega, funeral director