Claire Berland Levine
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Claire Berland Levine

LEVINE: Claire Berland Levine, of Pittsburgh, was born July 23,1928, and suddenly passed away on Sunday Aug. 28, 2022. She was 94 years old. In addition to her parents, Claire was preceded in death by her sister, Esther Berland Schreiberg, and her niece, Linda Schreiberg. Survived by her husband of 72 years, Lawrence Levine, children Barbara Levine-Ritterman (Robin) of New Haven, Connecticut, Harry Levine (Roberta Mintz) and Richard Levine (Leslie) both of Pittsburgh; eight grandchildren, Alex Levine (Yvette Bonnet) of Pittsburgh, Sophia Levine (Nate Baglyos) of Los Angeles, Peter Levine of Somerville, Massachusetts, Casia Levine of Los Angeles, Maya Levine-Ritterman of Chicago, Joshua Levine-Ritterman of Ansonia, Connecticut, Cee Jay Levine of Seward, Alaska, and Lizz Welhouse (Matt) of Waterford, Michigan, and a great-grandson, Kai James Welhouse. Claire was born and raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Sam and Bessie Berland. She was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and held two graduate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a longtime family therapist, working for the Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Planned Parenthood and the South Hills Health System. She rode along with the Homestead Police in a crisis intervention role. When financial constraints impacted the South Hills Health System, Claire volunteered to resign to save a younger co-worker’s job. Claire intensely loved her family. She was a very hands-on wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed movies, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, theater and reading. She was a people person with many close and loving friendships. She was a passionate advocate of progressive causes, including Race for the Cure (Claire was a 52-year survivor of breast cancer), Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. She and Lawrence were world travelers with trips including to Antarctica, the Amazon River, Alaska, Israel, France, Spain, India and Peru. She enjoyed many ski trips as well as summertimes “on the dock” at Conneaut Lake with her friends and family. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, on Wednesday at 2 p.m. Visitation one hour prior to services (1 – 2 p.m.). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood, 933 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. At the request of the family, masks will be required. schugar.com PJC

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