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Jean Slesinger

SLESINGER: Jean Slesinger of Pittsburgh passed away on June 4, 2022. She was 76 years old and a resident of Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon. A lifelong Pittsburgher, Jean attended Wightman School, Taylor Allderdice, and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Despite a diagnosis of schizophrenia in her late 20s, Jean was able to live independently, until quite recently, with the exceptional support of her doctors and nurses at Western Psychiatric Hospital, Benedum Geriatric Center and her family. Jean began her career in Boston at an architectural firm. She later worked for five years as an early childhood teacher and for 30 years as a secretary and receptionist, primarily for various Carnegie Institute organizations, including the Music Hall. Her volunteer efforts included the Friends of the Squirrel Hill Library, where she served as president, and for many years as historian. She is survived by her brothers Henry (Susan) Slesinger and Larry (Francesca) Slesinger, and her sister, Susan Ulevitch (Richard). Services and interment were private. Contributions in Jean’s memory may be made to the following: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh – Squirrel Hill, 5801 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15217; and Peer Support & Advocacy Network, an organization, via the New Horizons Drop-In Center in Bellevue, which provides services to individuals with mental health challenges, 960 Penn Ave., Suite 1100, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC

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