Tobey Holstein Wolken Obituary
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Tobey Holstein Wolken Obituary

WOLKEN: A life-long Pittsburgher, Tobey Holstein Wolken died on May 19, 2020, a month shy of her 91st birthday. Tobey was a fiber artist, and an active member of the Fiberarts Guild and the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. In her early 50’s, Tobey started quilting and using her sewing machine to embroider onto fabric. Her inspiration was nature, especially that of Woods Hole, Cape Cod where she spent many summers with her husband, the late Jerome J. Wolken. Tobey loved reading mysteries, cooking elaborate meals, tending to her garden, and delighting people with a subtle joke and a full body wink. Tobey’s family thanks Ahava at JAA for the incredible care and love that they provided to her and our family over the past year. Tobey Wolken is survived by her daughter Johanna Zorn and husband Eric Zorn, son Erik Wolken and partner Rachel Winters, step-daughter Ann Alexandra Wolken, grandchildren Alex, Ben and Annie Zorn, Cassandra Wolken McGrath and Sarah Frederickson Wolken. She outlived her sisters Harriet Holstein and Dorothy Unitan, husband Jerome J. Wolken, and step-son Jonathan Wolken. Services and Interment Private. All gifts in Tobey’s name should be made to the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh, P.O. Box 9211, Pittsburgh, PA 15224. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com

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