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Jill Kaufman

KAUFMAN: Jill Kaufman, age 65, after a courageous battle with liver disease, on March 25, 2021. Beloved mother of Adam (Katie) Treelisky and grandmother of Maggie Treelisky; devoted sister of Susan Kaufman Zelicoff and Sherri Kaufman Pfefer; and loving partner of Tim Wilkes. Also survived by wonderful nieces, nephews, stepchildren and “Crayons,” the youth at Cray Youth & Family Services where she worked. Jill’s passion to serve the community was endless and her work at Cray continued through her final hours. Cray’s motto, “We Make Life Better For Kids,” was also Jill’s motto, touching hundreds of lives over the years through her work at Cray. Always putting others first and doing so with a smile on her face, regardless of the situation at hand. She effortlessly comforted others and used her own life experiences to teach valuable lessons to those who had the privilege of being in her presence. She had a strong love for family, food, shopping and regular visits to Florida to unwind from the daily grind. Private interment will be on Tuesday, March 30, in Pittsburgh. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions may be made to Cray Youth & Family Services(crayyouth.org); Jewish National Fund (JNF) (jnf.org); or plant a tree in Israel, through the JNF (usa.jnf.org/jnf-tree-planting-center/). PJC

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