Arlene Helen Lowenthal
January 8, 2013

Visitation Information

January 13 2013 - 12:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, (Shadyside), PA 15232

Funeral Information

January 13 2013 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, (Shadyside), PA 15232

LOWENTHAL, ARLENE HELEN: 86, of Norfolk, VA, passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 in a Virginia Beach healthcare center. She was a retired school teacher having taught in Pittsburgh, PA and for a short time in Norfolk. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late Esther and Saul Goldberg. Mrs. Lowenthal was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Elementary Education, where she was also a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. She was a member of Olef Sholom Temple, the Hadassah, and O.R.T. She was a former member and was married in Rodef Shalom Temple, and later joined Temple Emanuel. She is survived by her beloved husband, Bert Lowenthal; a son, Alan Lowenthal and his wife Kristi of Detroit, MI; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Lowenthal, and a sister, Betty Velgich. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday at 1 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services (12 Noon - 1 PM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or a charity of the donor's choice.


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I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Know that both of you are in my thoughts and prayers, Alan and Bert. I think about when we were little and my mother used to say all the time "Bobby, I'll give you a quarter if you speak Donald Duck." When Melissa died, one of my first thoughts was my dad sitting in the chair on Lilac Street rocking back and forth crying holding his head.I was so little and really didn't understand, When Melissa died one of my first thoughts was now I really understand how Arlene felt.The last time I saw Arlene she told me a story about my dad. She told me she had not gone for a long time after Bobby died and that she went to a party with Burt and my father greeted her when she came in and felt like a queen I hope I find the strength I saw In Arlene that day in myself..Melissa of course was named for Morty and she has 2 little girls, Ilana named for Irene and Michaela named for Morty.I live in Israel and news is sometimes late. All the best. LeahEdelblum

By Linda Dinovitz - March 09, 2013