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Funeral Services Held for Three More Pittsburgh Victims

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Richard Gottfried, 65, was one of 11 Jewish worshippers shot and killed at Tree of Life Synagogue*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Oct. 27, 2018. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org – Funeral services continued on Thursday for three of the 11 victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

On Thursday, husband and wife Sylvan and Bernice Simon, 86 and 84, respectively, were laid to rest.

Richard Gottfried, 65, was also buried.

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On Wednesday, three other victims of what was one of the deadliest shootings in American Jewish history were given final goodbyes: Joyce Fienberg, 75, Irving Younger, 69, and Melvin Wax, 87.

The final funeral will be for 97-year-old Rose Mallinger on Friday, the oldest of the victims.

The shooting suspect, Robert Bowers, was charged on Wednesday in a 44-count indictment. On Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to the charges. If convicted, he could face the death penalty.

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