Stacey Rose Elinoff
ELINOFF: Stacey Rose Elinoff, beloved daughter, sister, niece, and life partner, unexpectedly passed away on May 7, 2023, at the age of 26. Her death has shocked and saddened all who knew and loved her.
Lover of dogs, the arts, sports and social justice, Stacey lived a life of enthusiasms until her untimely death. She had dogs throughout her life, the latest one a furry, black and amber German Shepherd named Apollo. She loved listening to classic rock and always had a song playing on her phone. Like her father, Billy, she was a film buff and liked nothing better than watching old and new films while relaxing in bed. A true Pittsburgher, she was passionate about the Steelers and Penguins. Stacey was an ardent pro-choice feminist, supported the rights of transgender people and was distressed about racial violence. She met her long-time boyfriend, John Strasbaugh, through a mutual friend, and they were inseparable. Their favorite activities together included going out to the Melting Pot, sipping martinis and eating fondue. Stacey was a kind-hearted and sensitive person who was devoted to her family. Her parents had health problems, and she helped care for them. Even as a small child, Stacey changed her mother’s bandages, helped with meals and cuddled with her to cheer her up. Stacey was born on July 18, 1996, and lived her whole life in Squirrel Hill. She attended Community Day School and Taylor Allderdice High School. Stacey leaves behind her mother Paula Epstein Elinoff, her brother Brian Elinoff, and her life partner John Strasbaugh. She is predeceased by her father, William (Billy) Hyman Elinoff, and grandparents, Sidney and Annabelle Epstein and Saul and Yetta Elinoff. She is also survived by her aunts Lois (Ira) Rubin and Sara (Peter) Acker and cousins Beth Rubin (Dave Wish), Joel (Nilmini) Rubin and Sophie Acker. Graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at 10 a.m. at New Light Cemetery. Donations in her memory may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237 or Friendship Circle, 1922 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com PJC