Valerie Slone and Dharam Maharaj are excited to announce the birth of their daughter, Rani Yael Maharaj born on her mother’s birthday, Oct. 20, 2019. Grandparents are Roberta (Frishman) and Bob Melick, Amy and Ken Slone, all of Pittsburgh, and Gangadai and Rookman Maharaj of Miami Beach. Rani is named in memory of her great grandmother, Eleanor Slone Wald. Her name is a combination of Hindi and Hebrew. In Hindi, Rani means queen.