Doris (Deanie) Goldstein Robinson
June 24, 2017

Visitation Information

June 26 2017 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

Funeral Information

June 26 2017 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside

ROBINSON, DORIS (DEANIE) GOLDSTEIN: On Friday, June 24, 2017. Born October 3rd, 1924, daughter of the late Sadye Katz Goldstein and Ruben (Ruby) Goldstein. Beloved wife of the late Leonard Robinson. Loving mother of Randy Robinson and Rochelle Robinson Sufrin. Grandmother of Lianne Samantha Sufrin and Rebecca Shayne Sufrin. Sister of the late Marion Goldstein (late Nathan) Kart and Harriet Goldstein (late John J.) Cohen. Survived by nieces and nephews; Harvey (Barbara) Kart of Florida, Dr. Barry (Jane) Kart of Pittsburgh and Florida, Richard (Nancy) Cohen of New Paltz, NY and Florida, Beverly F. Grossman formerly of Kingston, PA and Florida, Marian (Norman) Chalphin of Florida, Eric (Maddy) Stusnick of California, Louis Robinson of Harrisburg, PA and Rachel Meyer of Wilkes-Barre, PA. Part of large maternal and paternal extended family, totaling eighteen aunts and uncles, Deanie often lunched throughout her life with the cousins’ club and loved hearing about the scores of updates of children and grandchildren – some lucky enough to take refuge from dorm food while at Univ. of Pittsburgh. Doris was born and raised into a family of entrepreneurs in Brownsville, PA to owners of R.S. Goldstein’s women department store and where she worked whenever needed. While in her first year of college at Penn State, her father unexpectedly passed away & she was called to return home and attend college closer to Brownsville. Having only an eight-grade education, her mother insisted her daughters have the benefit of a college education. Her sisters were married and raising families. She worked in the store on weekends while attending CMU, then monthly while raising her family in Pittsburgh, taking her daughter (and her parents’ only granddaughter) with her most times. She graduated in 1946 from Carnegie Institute of Technology (CMU). Deanie designed advertisements and promotions for the store among other responsibilities. With her talent for marketing and baking, she was an inspiration to both of her children in their chosen professions. Deanie, named after her paternal grandmother Dini Goldstein (a third generation entrepreneur) from Brownsville, she was known for her splendid family gatherings and marvelous baking and cooking presentations at Yom Kippur, Passover, Thanksgiving and other holidays, taking after her mother, Sadye and grandmother Reze Katz from Bouquet & Dawson Street in Oakland. After raising her family on Denniston Avenue for 25+ years, Deanie lived at The Atrium for 25+ years until her recent move to Sunrise Senior Living. In her second career, she worked as a teller at Mellon Bank at Fifth Ave & Craig St in Oakland for fifteen years and volunteered along with her peers and retirees. She was co-chair of NCJW’s Designer Dress Days and delivered food to shut-ins for Meals on Wheels. She was a member of Tree of Life and Rodef Shalom Sisterhoods for over a quarter-century each and was the second of four Rodef Shalom member generations. Woven into her generous spirit was an astute businessperson with a sharp wit; she was a fun-loving gal who loved convertible cars and the beach. She was a star of the party with the most unexpected sense of humor until the end, a lover of family and being among people and an avid mahjong player. Lastly, she was an independent woman who managed to maintain the sweetness of the little girl that remained from her childhood. She was a true renaissance woman who many referred to as “remarkable.” “Doris G” will be sorely missed by friends and loved ones. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 AM-11 AM). (888-621-8282) Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation (412-931-1600). Memorial donations may be made to B.A.R.C. Brownsville Area Revitalization Corporation, PO Box 97, 69 Market Street, Brownsville, PA 15417 or Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (412-621-6566) or Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, 1 N. Linden Street, Duquesne, PA 15110.


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We are so sad to learn of your mom's passing, Shelly. We send you our deepest sympathies. Rowna and Stu

By Rowna Sutin - June 27, 2017

A true \" One of a kind\" woman of her day! She will be missed but never forgotten.

By Barb Bianco - June 27, 2017

What a beautiful and meaningful...and legendary story of Dini's life. She was a true matriarch and a lifelong sweetheart. I am so glad that I got to share a little piece of it. Dini's legacy, memory, heart & soul will live on in Shelly and all those people who's lives she touched.

By Bill Cartiff - June 26, 2017

Rochelle, I'm sorry I'm not able to attend, but please accept my sincere condolences to you and the family for your loss. Sincerely, Jeffrey Parker

By Jeffrey Parker - June 26, 2017