Esther Krikstone Steingart
May 8, 2018

Visitation Information

May 10 2018 - 1:00 pm
Riverview Towers, 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217

Visitation will be at Riverview Towers from 1-2 PM

Funeral Information

May 10 2018 - 3:00 pm
Beth Abraham Cemetery, 800 Stewart Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15227

ESTHER KRIKSTONE STEINGART: On Tuesday, May 8, 2018; preceded in death by husbands Bernard Krikstone and Sidney Steingart and her great friend Stanley Chotiner; loving mother of Phyllis and her favorite son-in-law Hobart Harris, Stephen Krikstone, and the late Barry (Ellen) Krikstone; precious grandmother of Kenny (Allison Tobey) Harris, Melissa (Alan) Borman, Jody (Dana) Mahoney, and David (Sarah) Krikstone; very proud great grandmother of Malcolm Harris, Jonah Harris, Oscar Borman, Lucas Borman, Eve Borman, Lily Mahoney, Maya Krikstone and Simon Krikstone. Sister of the late Rose Hoffman and Julius Shulman. Esther was supported by loving, compassionate caregivers who helped her maintain her dignity and independence: Carla Magwood-Johnson, along with Shanasha, Tonya, Barbara, Starr and Jercara, as well as the staff of Sivitz Hospice: Nova, Shirley, Ricki, Ashlyn, Stacey and Emily. A lifelong Pittsburgher, Esther weathered the Great Depression, World War II, and other challenges of the "Greatest Generation," with strength and dignity. She was the world's biggest fan, first and foremost of her family, whom she adored, always following her grandchildren and great-grandchildren's activities with great interest. She was an avid sports fan supporting every Pittsburgh sports team including even the University of Pittsburgh basketball and football teams. Last year, Esther celebrated her 95th birthday at PNC Park at a Pirates game with family and extended family from across the country. Esther believed in giving back, volunteering for numerous organizations and delivering Meals on Wheels well into her 70s, with her sister, Rose. The family will be receiving friends at Riverview Towers, 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 on Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 1 - 2 PM followed by a Graveside Service and Interment at 3 PM at Beth Abraham Cemetery. Contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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Esther was a dear woman. I worked at Riverview Towers as Activities Coordinator and at all the activities Esther had a smile and was so happy and encouraging. She especially smiled when I told her what a special name Esther was to me as both grandmothers and a favorite great aunt were all named Esther. May her memory be a blessing.

By Susan Forman - May 11, 2018