Juliette D. Grauer
May 31, 2016

Visitation Information

June 5 2016 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

Funeral Information

June 5 2016 - 11:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

GRAUER, JULIETTE D.: Passed away on May 31, 2016, at her home after a lengthy illness at age 98. She was born on March 8, 1918 to Arnold and Fannie Deutelbaum, who predeceased her and who from 1918 to 1943 were the Executive Directors of the J.M. Gusky Hebrew Orphanage on Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh. She was also predeceased by her brother James Deutelbaum and her sister, Florence Gavin. Juliette is survived by her son Myron C. Grauer (Grazyna) of Dublin, Ohio, her sister-in-law, Polly Deutelbaum, nieces: Wendy Deutelbaum (Dee Morris), Jill Giller (Roger), Judy Kern (Rick), and Ellen Tullos (Loyd, Jr.
), as well as by her nephew, Marshall Gavin (Kathie). Her son, Myron, also gives special thanks to her good and devoted friend, Gladys. Juliette grew up in her parents' house on the grounds of the Gusky Orphanage and made many lifelong friends among the children in the Orphanage. She graduated from Perry High School and went on to the University of Pittsburgh from which she graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1939.  She then earned her Master in Social Work from Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon) in 1941. During World War II, she lived in Chicago where she practiced psychiatric social work. After the War, she returned to Pittsburgh and married Robert C. Grauer, M.D. He passed away in 1975. After his death, she devoted countless hours to volunteer work at The Carnegie Museum, acting as a docent, and also managing The Carnegie's travel film series. In that latter capacity, she attended many international travel film conferences and booked all of the presenters of travel films who came to The Carnegie, made all of their travel arrangements, and personally introduced all of the speakers to the audience in The Carnegie Music Hall before their presentations. She was an avid reader, and in her free time enjoyed travelling all over the world. Services will be held in the Josiah & Carrie Cohen Chapel of Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Sunday at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services at Temple (10 - 11 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Any donations in her memory can  be made to; The Carnegie Museum of Pittsburgh Development, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or The Planned Parenthood Federation of America, www.plannedparenthood.org/donate or The Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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My mother was Betty Zimmerman Elste and your mother\'s friend since childhood. I always called your mother \"Aunt Juliette\" and just adored her. What a special lady. I live in Seal Beach California and would love to talk to you. My number is (714) 388-5101.

By Barbara Elste Collins - June 04, 2016