Elaine Love Supowitz
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Elaine Love Supowitz

SUPOWITZ: Elaine Love Supowitz, age 89, on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Wife of 67 years of Leroy, devoted mother of Janet Supowitz, Carole (Jerry) Katz, Paul (Marcy Nord) Supowitz. Loving grandmother of Glennie (Steve Sherman), Ted and Ben Katz, and Will and Juliet Supowitz. Great-grandmother of Rafi and Lev Sherman. Sister-in-law of Marion Brooks, Patti Love Anouchi and Brenda Love. Preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Goldie (Darling) Love, and her two brothers, Murray and Paul Love. Elaine earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Letters from the University of Pittsburgh. She was among the founding English department faculty of the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County, where she taught for 29 years. To see Elaine teaching a class was to feel her love of literature. Elaine also took great satisfaction in guiding students through her work at CCAC’s student advising center. Elaine loved reading fiction and Shakespeare plays, having read each one many times. For years, she met weekly with her Shakespeare group to discuss the next act of the play under discussion. She also enjoyed playing bridge. But her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. Elaine was a board member of the Hebrew Free Loan Association for many years, and edited its newsletter, compiling 36 editions. She also was a life member of Hadassah. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered for the Read Together program of Beginning with Books, and served as a study leader several terms at Carnegie Mellon University’s Osher adult learning program. Elaine’s family is grateful to Sybil Eugene, Elaine’s caregiver, and the nurses from Family Hospice, who kept Elaine as comfortable as possible over her last several years. Graveside services and interment will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hebrew Free Loan, P.O. Box 452, Homestead, PA 15120, hflapgh.org, or the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, jaapgh.org/donate. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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