Jane Goldsmith Bress
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Jane Goldsmith Bress

BRESS: Jane Goldsmith Bress died on Sept. 5, 2022, at the age of 87. Beloved by her family and friends, she will be missed for her devotion to family, her sharp wit and her adventurous spirit. Jane was the daughter of Louise Sloan Goldsmith and Stanley Goldsmith, and wife to Dr. Alan N. Bress for 64 years before his passing a year-and-a-half ago. Jane is survived by her children and their spouses, Kathy (Jerry Seidler), Rick (Debbie), and Karen Phillips (David), her eight grandchildren, and her four great-grandchildren. Nana has a special place in all of their hearts. Born and raised in Pittsburgh with black and yellow in her veins, Jane graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, and earned her B.A. in education from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.A. in psychology from Duquesne University. She was a lifelong member of Rodef Shalom Congregation. She loved to travel, and she earned her Life Master Award in bridge. When she was younger, Jane painted, rode horses, danced, skied, and played tennis and golf — all of which she passed down to the ensuing generations. Outside of a close friends’ circle and meeting new friends on her excursions, most of Jane’s life was devoted to her husband and family. She nurtured her children and grandchildren, taking the time to get to know each of them. Additionally, she encouraged them to forge close bonds and reveled in their accomplishments. Graveside services and interment will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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