Helen Audrey (Rauch) Surloff

Helen Audrey (Rauch) Surloff

SURLOFF: Helen Audrey (Rauch) Surloff, age 105, died peacefully on Saturday, April 6, 2024, after complications from a fall. Cherished wife of the late Milton Surloff for 65 years. Loving mother of Shelley (late Russell) Hilton and grandmother of Nicholas (Maria) Hilton. Also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins and their children. Helen was born in South Fork, Pennsylvania, to parents Abram and Rose Meyers Rauch and grew up with siblings Victor Rauch and Maxine (Edward) Kaplan, both deceased. The family moved to Pittsburgh during the Depression. Helen has outlived everyone in her extended Rauch family, including relatives from Europe and the U.S. She worked as a buyer in downtown Kaufmann’s department store and later in life as a manager for Kaufmann’s in Mt. Lebanon near her home. Helen was a member of various Jewish organizations and Temple Emanuel of South Hills for many years. She also was a breast cancer survivor, twice. Helen will be deeply missed in this life, but now has been reunited with her husband as well as family and friends. Services were held on Wednesday, April 10, at William Slater II Funeral Service (412-563-2800) 1650 Greentree Rd., Scott Twp. 15220. Burial in Mount Lebanon Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. slaterfuneral.com PJC

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