Dorothy Amdur Grinberg
March 1, 2018

Visitation Information

March 4 2018 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213

Visitation will be held in the Aaron Courtyard

Funeral Information

March 4 2018 - 2:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213

Funeral Services will be held in the Main Sanctuary

GRINBERG, DOROTHY AMDUR: Passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at the wonderful age of 101. Dottie was in addition to being a wife and mother, an active member of Rodef Shalom Temple and many civic organizations. She was awarded the Anne Copeland award for years of devotion to the Jewish People of the Pittsburgh Community and the State of Israel. Dottie was corresponding secretary of the National Council of Jewish Women in Pittsburgh, was a walking tour guide at Rodef Shalom Temple’s Biblical Botanical Garden, was President of Mt. Scopus Hadassah, was a founding member of Garden Clubs Limited  and many more civic organizations. She was a lifetime resident of Pittsburgh and a very proud civic supporter for the City. Twice the City Council of the City of Pittsburgh pronounced it Dorothy Amdur Grinberg Day. The last time was to celebrate her 100th birthday. She loved her friends, her family and her city. Dottie is survived by her 2 sisters, Miriam Hershman of Boca Raton, FL and Sylvia Busis of Pittsburgh. She was married to Bernard J Grinberg of Homestead in 1937. She had three children, the late Richard Grinberg and his wife Ellen, Max Grinberg Warren and his wife Deborah and Bob Grinberg and his wife Debbie Lewis. She is survived by four grandchildren, Bryan Grinberg and Edye Grinberg of Scottsdale, AZ, Barrie Grinberg of New York City and Jeremy Grinberg of Los Angeles. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, (at Morewood) on Sunday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services at Temple (1 - 2 PM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa 15213 in honor of Dottie. Following the Interment her friends and family are invited back to the Bristol Apartments, 154 N. Bellefield Avenue, Apt 25, Oakland, until 8 PM and on Monday evening from 6 - 8 PM. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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Aunt Dot was my grandfather, Sidney A. Kaplan’s companion for 17 years until his death in1985. Although it has been more than 30 years since his death, I have many fond memories of the two of them... She was a terrific lady and I’m glad she was blessed with such a long rich life.

By Kelly Lefkowitz - March 02, 2018

I always enjoyed working with Dottie. She always let em know what she thought and she was always there to lend a helping hand.

By Richard Meritzer - March 02, 2018

My sincere sympathy on Dottie’s passing. She was an incredible lady My best to you all

By Barbara Levaur Werner - March 02, 2018

Dot Grinberg was a big presence in my life growing up. She knew everyone and their history. If you wanted to know who someone was, you asked Dottie. Four months shy of 102 (to the day) is a good run. May her memory be for a blessing.

By Gail Lefkowitz - March 02, 2018

What an amazing witty and warm woman and what a good life she had! I will never forget the fun events we shared and her always being so proud to say how old she was. My sympathy to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.

By Janet Ocel - March 02, 2018

To the Busis Family, Our deepest condolences on the loss of your dear sister. She was always so friendly and welcoming when we saw her at Temple. Her smiling face and elegant presence will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Carol and Richard Nathenson

By Nathenson Carol - March 02, 2018

Oh my! Our world is diminished with the loss of one of the great ladies of Pittsburgh. Her philanthropy, her personal wisdom and her humanity touched so many lives. How fortunate I was to be in her NCJW participation. She imparted wisdom and class to each of us. May her memory serve to bring you joy and peace. K ow that we appreciate your sharing her with the rest of us.

By Karen Egorin - March 02, 2018