Natalie Finder
January 12, 2017

Visitation Information

January 16 2017 - 9:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

Funeral Information

January 16 2017 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

FINDER, NATALIE: On January 12th, 2017. For 63 years, the devoted wife of the late Morris Finder; proud and doting mother of Susan Finder (Lu Kun) of Hong Kong, Joseph Finder (Michele Souda) of Boston, Jonathan (Jana) Finder of Pittsburgh, and Lisa Finder and Henry Finder (Anthony Appiah), both of Manhattan; sister of the late Ruth Stone Gardner Romano and Irving Stone; loving grandmother of Emma Finder, Hannah Lu, Aaron Lu, Zachary Finder and Benjamin Finder. Natalie grew up in Chicago and lived in Kabul, Afghanistan; Iloilo, the Philippines; Bellingham, Washington; Albany, New York, where she taught at the College of Saint Rose; and, for the past decade, in Pittsburgh. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate from SUNY Albany. An avid reader, traveler, and cook, she had deeply held views about pedagogic methods, central Asian cuisine, Henry James, and gefilte fish. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Monday at 10 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services at Temple (9 - 10 AM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1251 Waterfront Place Fl 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC.


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Joe and family--I well remember your mom and her magnificent dinners, Seders, etc. my thoughts are with you.

By Garry Spector - January 14, 2017

So sorry to hear of Natalies passing. She was my roomate here at Highland Park Care and was a wonderful person. Joann Samuels

By Joann Samuels - January 14, 2017