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Hannah Kamin

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Hannah Kamin
KAMIN: Hannah Kamin, on Saturday April 7, 2018, dearly beloved and devoted wife of 59 years of Marvin Kamin of Pittsburgh and Palm Beach after a long condition of frontal temporal lobe dementia. Her cherished husband Marvin predeceased her by 18 days and they are now together in eternal peace. Beloved mother of Amy Kamin of New York City, Margie Feitler (Richard) of Chicago. Beloved grandmother of Sydney Kamin Sadick, Mitchell Kamin Sozio, Abigail, Nicole, Alexander, and Kyle Feitler. Predeceased by her parents Helen Weiss Honig and Alex Honig. Hannah was a proud graduate of Chatham University. She was well known in the Pittsburgh and Palm Beach communities, and nationally as a leader, fundraiser and philanthropist. She was high energy, bright and articulate, and always sought after because of her ability to get results. This was guaranteed if Hannah was involved. In Pittsburgh the boards, leadership positions, and chair of committees were vast. It included the American Jewish Committee, Chatham University where she led very successful capital campaigns, Pittsburgh Family House where she was the co-chair of the policy and development committees, the executive committee of the Jewish Association on Aging, and the executive and grant assessment committee for the Jewish Health Care Foundation. The Ladies Hospital Aid Society of Western Pennsylvania was very dear to her and she served in every capacity including president. She was also on the development, finance, audit and strategic planning committee for the Presbyterian University Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh. At Rodef Shalom Congregation she was an officer, served as a trustee, served on the investment committee and chaired the congregation’s Philanthropic Fund. With UJA’s Women’s Division Hannah held every position and ultimately president as well as starting the Lion of Judah in Pittsburgh where there is an annual luncheon endowed by her family in her honor. She was very active at the Winchester Thurston School as president of the Parents Association and was a member of the executive committee of the board and co-chaired the capital campaign. She was also active with the National Council of Jewish Women and NA’AMAT USA Pittsburgh Council. In Palm Beach she was a leader and well known in society circles for chairing events and hosting her own exquisite parties. Her board and leadership positions included the American Lung Association, Ballet Florida, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jewish National Fund, Jewish Guild for the Blind, and UJA Women’s executive committee. Nationally Hannah was a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Millennium Committee to Save American’s Treasures under Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee, and co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Forum with Tipper Gore. Hannah was the proud recipient of many awards including Zionist Organization of America Community Leadership Award, American Jewish Committee Humanitarian Award, Chatham College Trustee Award for distinguished service, Jewish National Fund annual dinner honorees, which established the Hannah and Marvin Kamin water restoration project at Kibbutz Neve Ur, Israel, honoree for the Jewish Guild for the Blind, the United Jewish Federations Community Volunteer, Ladies Hospital Aid Society, NA’AMAT USA Pittsburgh Council honoree and State of Israel Bonds Spirit of Jerusalem Medallion Award. Private services at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Interment private at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Shiva will be observed on Friday, April 13, 2018, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Metropolitan, 537 N. Neville Street, Apartment 2A, Oakland. Contributions may be made to the Hannah Kamin Lion of Judah Fund of the United Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com

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