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Laurel Coppersmith

COPPERSMITH: Laurel Coppersmith, on Friday, July 15, 2022. Beloved wife of the late James Coppersmith. Daughter of the late Herman and Lorraine Rubin. Sister of Rabbi Dr. Rachel Adler. Devoted aunt of Rabbi Amitai (Rabbi Julie) Adler and great-aunt of Michael and Maya. Also survived by dear friend and longtime housemate Kathy McCallister. Laurel was born and raised in Chicago. She earned her BA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a medical social worker at several Pittsburgh hospitals and, for 22 years directed Alcoa’s Employee Assistance Program in Pittsburgh. Until a month before her death, Laurel played golf and tennis. She volunteered and was on the board of several local women’s organizations, and was fond of animals, adopting many over her life. An outgoing woman, Laurel had many friends. She was close with her sister, and was a loving aunt and great-aunt. Memorial service at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, July 24, at 1 p.m. Visitation 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m. Interment was held at Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Contributions may be made to the SPCA (pspca.org/tribute-memorial-gifts) or the National Network of Abortion Funds, 9450 SW Gemini Dr., PMB 16009, Beaverton, OR 97008-7105. schugar.com PJC

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