(Courtesy of the Mallinger family/UPMC via AP)

Injured Daughter Attends Slain Mother's Funeral

November 02, 2018 - 8:14 am

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The oldest of the 11 worshippers gunned down at their synagogue has been remembered at the final funeral this week in Pittsburgh.

Rabbi Aaron Bisno says the injured daughter of 97-year-old Rose Mallinger attended Friday's funeral with a nurse. The 61-year-old daughter has been hospitalized since the massacre Saturday at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

Mallinger's family says the synagogue was the center of Mallinger's "very active life." They say she retained her intelligence and sharp wit until the end.

The three congregations that used the Tree of Life synagogue plan a joint Shabbat service at another temple Saturday, while a prayer vigil is planned outside their desecrated house of worship.

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