KANTROWITZ: Susan Hartmann Kantrowitz, 75, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 after several illnesses. She was the daughter of the late Lillian Miller Hartmann Braunstein and the late Dr. Irving Hartmann. She is survived by her husband of nearly 54 years, Kenneth H. Kantrowitz; her children, Pam Calig, Marci Barnes and Ron Kantrowitz, her sisters Nancy Platt and Marilyn Morris, her grandchildren, Harrison Calig, Henry Barnes, Ross Calig, Dylan Calig, Alana Calig and Willow Kantrowitz, and many beloved nieces and nephews and many dear friends and extended family. Sue graduated with high honor from Taylor Allderdice High School, earned her bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Institute of Technology and her master’s degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh before embarking on a long and successful career in teaching, social services and school administration. Sue retired as Director of Academic Studies from Community Day School after ten successful years there, highlighted by her work on the “Keeping Tabs” project to collect and display six million pop tabs, which remains as a permanent memorial on the school campus. She volunteered throughout her life for many causes around Pittsburgh including Hadassah, Temple Emanuel’s Caring Community and Adult Education programming, the Nathan S. Arensen Fund for Pancreatic Cancer Research at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, Gilda’s Club and the Western Pennsylvania Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to name a few. She was a proud lifelong Pittsburgher and member of its Jewish community.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, cooking and entertaining, reading scary books, playing Mahj Jong, participating in book clubs, sewing and needlepoint, going to the movies, watching “Pittsburgh” sports, traveling and celebrating happy occasions.
Services and Interment were Private. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com