Claire Levine, nee Laufer, died peacefully at Schenley Gardens in Pittsburgh on November 4, just three weeks shy of her 94th birthday. Born in Stuttgart, Germany to Baruch and Erta Laufer, she emigrated to Nahalal in northern Palestine in 1937. It was there that she met her late husband, Murray Levine, a native of Pittsburgh. Following their marriage in 1937, Claire and Murray went on a honeymoon motorcycle tour in Holy Land, followed by a rail voyage in Europe, visiting her maternal grandfather, Mendel, in Baden, near Vienna. In 1938, they came to Pittsburgh to make their home, start a family and create a wealth of memories. Devoted mother of Judith Weintraub, Stephen Levine and Marc Levine and adored mother-in-law of Laverne Dagras, and devoted friend, Heidi Asmussen. Loving grandmother of Linda, Susan, Trevor, Lisa and Rebecca and dear great-grandmother of Claire and Jack. She also leaves behind five step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Claire was an avid gardener, a voracious reader, artist and advocate for social justice. Always an independent spirit, she cherished above all her family and friends. Donations in her memory may be made to the Jewish National Fund, 42 East 69th Street, New York, NY 10021-5093, for the Yaacov Ardon Garden Project #HN103039, which plants trees in Israel. A memorial gathering for family and friends will take place on Friday, November 25. Arrangements entrusted to D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory, Ltd.