RUDOLPH: Born in Johnstown, PA in 1924, Doris Glosser was one of five children born to Sylvia and David Glosser. The Jewish community was small and her family started Glosser Brothers Department Store, one of the mainstays of the town. She and her twin sister Naomi were preternaturally joyful, exuding twice the charm wherever they went. When she met Leonard Rudolph at a Pirates game, a true love story began. They married in 1948 and Pittsburgh became her home until her passing. She was involved in the UJF Women’s Division, ORT, Ladies Hospital Aid Society, but no matter where she was involved, she added her unique blend of elegance and fun. Dory knew how to tackle serious causes as well; in the 1980’s, she took a trip to Russia with her husband to meet Refuseniks. She and Leonard also led countless missions to Israel. More recently, when asked what she wanted for her birthday, Dory replied, “I’d like to donate an ambulance to people in Israel,” which is exactly what she and Leonard did for Magen David Edom. Dory loved her glass of Chardonnay but, even more so, a good party – her Thanksgivings were the stuff of legends – and she threw many memorable ones for Leonard, (“Rudy” as she called him), until his passing in 2003. Dory was a devoted sister to her predeceased twin Naomi Cohen, her sisters Ruth Quittner and Betty Black, and her loving surviving brother, Paul (Rita) Glosser. Dory was a loving mother to Jimmy (Louisa), Billy (Lieba) and Wendy (Graeme Bush). She was an adoring grandmother to Mordy (Rivkee) Rudolph, Elkie (Nachman) Abend, Ali (Ben) Kander, Emmy Bush, Izzy (Devorah) Rudolph, Jesse Rudolph, Jenny Bush, Leah (Levi) Dubrawsky, Sara (Benyomin) Deren, Sam Bush, Mushkie Rudolph, Mendy Rudolph, Andie Bush, Rivky (Mendy) Rosen and Sholom Rudolph. She was also a wonderful great-grandmother to many great grand children. She was fortunate to be loved and cared for by her nieces Cathy Droz and Rochel Shlomo in recent years, as well as by Simona Piper Julien, Joyce Smith, Sharon Nunley, and Tony and Peggy Abruzese. Arrangements were entrusted to the Gesher HaChaim Jewish Burial Society.
Contributions in Dory’s memory may be made to The Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh (1922 Murray Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15217) Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh – for COVID-19 relief (2000 Technology Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15219) or the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank (1 Linden St. Duquesne, PA. 15110).
May her memory be a blessing to her family and to all who knew her.