Clementine Klein Brodsky
July 3, 2017

Funeral Information

July 9 2017 - 1:00 pm
West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom

Clementine (Clemmy) Klein Brodsky - Age 80, in Silver Spring, MD on Monday, July 3, 2017. Beloved wife of Allan J. Brodsky, devoted mother of Anne Brodsky (Margaret Chriss) of Washington, DC and Jay Brodsky (Lynn Westwater) of Arlington, VA. Loving grandmother of Sofia, Julia, and Anna Brodsky, cousin to Richard (Susan) Hommel, Oscar (Barbara) Soule, and Eda (Mort) Cowen. Clemmy was born in Missouri, the only child of Jay and Alice Hommel Klein, and was the granddaughter of Oscar and Bella Mayer Hommel, early members of Rodef Shalom in Squirrel Hill. Long-time residents of Shaler Township, Clemmy and Allan, her husband of 58 years, were founding members of Temple Ohav Shalom in the North Hills.  She earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Arcadia (Beaver) College in Philadelphia and a Masters in Counseling from the University of Pittsburgh.  Clemmy was a former secondary education teacher in Shaler Township.  She was a lifelong social justice volunteer, active with Temple Ohav Shalom, a board member of the Greater Pittsburgh and North Hills YWCA and of North Hills Community Outreach, involved with Pittsburgh North Anti-Racism Coalition, and NACEL, an international student exchange program. Clemmy was a snappy dresser and an avid tennis player, gardener, and supporter of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Public Theater, and the Pirates. Most of all, Clemmy was a gregarious people-person who could talk to anyone and who made friends everywhere she went. Her warmth, generosity, and good humor will be missed by all. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday at 1 PM at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Hills Community Outreach (, Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania (, or Temple Ohav Shalom (


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Dear Allan, I am very very sad to get that mail. So, Clementine passed and I hope for Hervé all the best in sky! I remember when She and You Allan, came to join us in Paris a few years ago ; We have, Anne and I to thank you very much for getting in touch with Édouard. And Clementine an You , Allan , have been so close to him when he had needs. Your actions in such ways to help, and improve the conditions of live for mant people, are precious and great. Sometimes, we could ask : why it\'s mire and more difficult to live all in peace ? Allan, I share your pain, I am close to You Anne et Mikel ANTHONY France

By ANTHONY Mikel - July 14, 2017

I'm sad to hear this sad news. I'll never forget Clementine's sweetness. Kind thoughts to the Brodsky familly.

By Edouard ANTHONY - July 14, 2017

We were surprised to receive the sad news about Clemmy’s sudden passing. So many beautiful memories go through our heads of the 37 years we have known Clemmy and your family. Fall of 1980 our family moved to the North Hills of Pittsburgh from CT. Clemmy welcomed me to The North Hills YWCA’s Dance Aerobics Class with Kathy Deli (teaching). Over our 16 years living in Pittsburgh’s North Hills, our friendship grew, as did our circle of friends, with Clemmy and your family opening many ‘doors’. Clemmy was an elegant, smart, warm, outgoing woman with true leadership skills, who used those skills to encourage others to ‘get involved’, to take part in civic events, and work for worthy causes, especially women’s causes. She made friends wherever she went. And those friendships were ongoing, even if friends were many miles away, as we have been for the last 21 years. You traveled to visit us at our home in MI, and later here in Kirkland, WA. In between you joined us in Austin TX to celebrate Lisa and Bruce’s 2004 wedding. In fact, I recall that it was not unusual for Clemmy and you to visit old school mates, old friends, and others. Once friends, always friends, was another of Clemmy’s great traits. To Allan, Jay, Anne, and all of your family, we are so sad for your loss. It is also ours. We hope you will continue to stay in touch.

By Gail and Bob Cranmer Lisa Cranmer Yeh Bruce Yeh - July 10, 2017

My daughters and I were so sad to learn that our neighbor Anne\'s mom died this week. We always enjoyed talking with her when she came to visit Capitol Hill. We will remember her sunny smile and the fun, interesting conversations we would have. She was an elegant woman who clearly touched so many lives. We will remember her fondly. We wish your family peace during this difficult time.

By Sara Wilson (and Christina and Kate) - July 09, 2017

My daughters and I were so sad to learn that our neighbor Anne's mom died this week. We always enjoyed talking with her when she came to visit Capitol Hill. We will remember her sunny smile and the fun, interesting conversations we would have. She was an elegant woman who clearly touched so many lives. We will remember her fondly. We wish your family peace during this difficult time.

By Sara Wilson (and Christina and Kate) - July 09, 2017

Dear Allan, Anne and Jay, Jim and I send heartfelt sympathy to you. Clemmy and I were forever friends as girls and I remember her fondly with so much admiration and affection through the years. Clemmy was a born leader and inspiration to all fortunate enough to know her. Janni Goldman Coppersmith

By Jan Goldman Coppersmith - July 08, 2017

I'm so sad. Clemmy was life itself. As a Nacel chaperone, I was fortunate enough to stay with Clemmy and Allan In Pittsburgh over 20 years ago. They showed me the best of American life. Clemmy was interested in a lot of things, and shared her interests readily : fashion, flower arrangements, music, museums, sports, and people. I will miss her

By Christiane Caillot - July 08, 2017

Clammy was a dear friend of my Mother, Mary Lou Tiernan. Meeting Clemmy was to be embraced in her warm friendship. May your family celebrate her life remembering her generous kind spirit.

By Suzanne Tiernan Hutchinson - July 08, 2017

My heartfelt condolences on the loss of your dear Clemmy. She was such a warm and gentle lady and I know she will be missed by the entire family.

By Henry Rosenbaum - July 07, 2017

So sorry to hear of Clemmy passing. We will always remember those parties that Nancy had on Clare St. Our sympathy to the entire family. Clemmy will be in our prayers. John, Daisy and John III.

By Clementine Brodsky - July 07, 2017

My deepest sympathies go out to Allan, Anne, Jay and their entire family. On a personal note, I have lost a mentor, role model and dear friend ... I will miss her, always. The world is a brighter place due to Clemmy's boundless energy. In addition, many of us are far better people for having known her. I will be keeping her family, along with all those who loved Clemmy, in my thoughts and prayers.

By Lynn Connell Leonard and family - July 07, 2017

Dearest Anne, My deepest condolences to you and your family for the passing of your mom. I met her a few times in Pittsburgh, she was kind, lovely and beautiful. Losing mother is hard and painful , May your mom rest in Peace along with my mom whom we lost just a month ago. Love to you.

By Fahima Gaheez - July 07, 2017

I may be 69 now, but I was only a teenager when Clemmy Brodsky was my science teacher at Shaler High School in the early 1960s. Lucky for me, my family stayed in touch with her over the years. I remember being impressed that she called on us at home when my mother died in 1982. And when my father died in 2002, she and Allan helped my siblings and me by taking our teenage children to a baseball game at the new Pittsburgh stadium so that they could have a good time while we focused on things we had to do. The last time my twin sister, Matty, and I saw Clemmy was in 2006 when we went to our 40th high school reunion. She and Allan joined us for a meal together. My favorite memory, though, is when Clemmy and Allan visited me in Austin, Texas. They were in the area to attend a wedding. We went to the LBJ Library and Museum, and we also climbed 100 stairs to the top of Mt. Bonnell for a beautiful view of Lake Austin. Clemmy made the climb even though she was 70 years old! I was very proud of her. I can appreciate what a good sport she was even more now that I'm approaching the age of 70 myself. I will always remember Clemmy for her smile, her kind and cheerful personality, and her good and lasting marriage to Allan. I am glad for the memories I have of her.

By Nancy Ellen Bellows - July 07, 2017

Heartbroken. Best friend for 57 years. Many wonderful memories.

By Nancy and Buddy Goldberg - July 06, 2017

Allan, Anne, and Jay, My condolences to you all. Clemmy was a very warm person and as you know was my mother\'s roommate at Beaver and close friend for many years. In later years Clemmy would keep in touch with me and my mother\'s mother. Clemmy never missed a Holiday or Birthday. I will never forget her handwriting nor her voice! I also admired her for wanting to help across boundaries as well as her curiosity for other cultures. Rudy

By Rudy Schoof - July 06, 2017

Dear Allan, Anne & Jay: Chris and I are profoundly saddened by the death of Clemmy. My fondest memories of her were our discussions over Beethoven. I could never convince her to appreciate him. With warmest regards, Chris and Ron Heck

By Ron Heck - July 06, 2017

Peggy and I extend our most heartfelt and sincere condolences to Alan, Anne, Jay and their entire families. Clemmy was one of the nicest and most caring human beings we have ever known. Clemmy was a great friend and will be sorely missed by us both and, I am sure, by our entire community. Peggy and Mike

By Peggy and Michael Rosenzweig - July 06, 2017

Dear Allan,Anne and Jay, Clemmy was so special to us. I will never forget when my Leana past away in October, 1989 and Clemmy and Allan had my Daughters and I for Thanksgiving Dinner so we would not be alone. We first met in 1973 at the North Hills Jewish Community Center. It was the beginning of a wonderful Friendship. A most caring Lady .And I do mean a Lady. We will miss her dearly. Paul

By Paul and Naomi Herman - July 06, 2017

We are so so sorry to hear of loss of Clammy. Such a kind, dear person.

By Amy and Ken Slone - July 05, 2017