Dr. Evelyn Perloff
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Dr. Evelyn Perloff

PERLOFF: Dr. Evelyn Perloff. Judaism has emphasized education from the time of the Hebrew Bible. Dr. Evelyn Perloff lived this orientation, as a trailblazing female academic during a time when American women faced enormous gender prejudice. Dr. Perloff of Shadyside died on May 26, 2022, at the age of 101. Dr. Perloff obtained a Ph.D. in Psychology from Ohio State University in 1951, was on the psychology faculty at Purdue University during the 1960s, and was a faculty member at Pitt’s School of Nursing from the 1970s to early 1990s. In 1985, she founded the Health and Psychosocial Instruments database, an internationally-recognized resource that has more than 225,000 records about behavioral and psychosocial measurement tools supplied to hundreds of libraries across the world. Even after she retired as an emerita professor at Pitt, she kept working and was a connoisseur of books on topics from biographies to birds. Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Perloff. She is survived by her three children, Richard (Julie Krevans), Linda (Fred Bryant), and Judy (Nancy Smith); six grandchildren, Hilary (Sonny Sharp), Erica, Michael, Catherine, Anna, and Kate; and one great-granddaughter, Eden. Services and interment were private. In lieu of flowers, send donations to American Macular Degeneration Foundation, P.O. Box 515, Northampton, MA 01061-0515. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com. PJC

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