Esther Krikstone Steingart
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Esther Krikstone Steingart

(File photo)
(File photo)

STEINGART: Esther Krikstone Steingart, on Tuesday, May 8, 2018; preceded in death by husbands Bernard Krikstone and Sidney Steingart and her great friend Stanley Chotiner; loving mother of Phyllis and her favorite son-in-law Hobart Harris, Stephen Krikstone, and the late Barry (Ellen) Krikstone; precious grandmother of Kenny (Allison Tobey) Harris, Melissa (Alan) Borman, Jody (Dana) Mahoney, and David (Sarah) Krikstone; very proud great-grandmother of Malcolm Harris, Jonah Harris, Oscar Borman, Lucas Borman, Eve Borman, Lily Mahoney, Maya Krikstone and Simon Krikstone. Sister of the late Rose Hoffman and Julius Shulman. Esther was supported by loving, compassionate caregivers who helped her maintain her dignity and independence: Carla Magwood-Johnson, along with Shanasha, Tonya, Barbara, Starr and Jercara, as well as the staff of Sivitz Hospice: Nova, Shirley, Ricki, Ashlyn, Stacey and Emily. A lifelong Pittsburgher, Esther weathered the Great Depression, World War II, and other challenges of the “Greatest Generation,” with strength and dignity. She was the world’s biggest fan, first and foremost of her family, whom she adored, always following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren’s activities with great interest. She was an avid sports fan supporting every Pittsburgh sports team including even the University of Pittsburgh basketball and football teams. Last year, Esther celebrated her 95th birthday at PNC Park at a Pirates game with family and extended family from across the country. Esther believed in giving back, volunteering for numerous organizations and delivering Meals on Wheels well into her 70s, with her sister, Rose. Graveside services and interment were held at Beth Abraham Cemetery. Contributions in Esther’s memory may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., schugar.com

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