Cara Amy Siebert
July 22, 2018

SIEBERT, CARA AMY: April 20, 1970 - JULY 22, 2018, our amazing Amy passed away after 19 months of facing a condition about which she never complained nor asked, ‘why me,’ surrounded by her loving husband, son, father, uncle, and dear friends. Amy was born in St. John’s, Newfoundland, CA. and spent her formative years in Wisconsin, Israel, and State College, PA. After high school, she traveled to Israel to do volunteer work on Kibbutz Givat Brenner, where she met her future husband, Hemi Braunstein. The two of them reconnected when Hemi lived in New York, and they eventually decided to travel the world together. On a stopover in Israel they married and after a year they returned to the United States to pursue higher education, where Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Anthropology at Slippery Rock University. After graduation she worked in the Educational department of the The Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA. A few years later they moved to the Squirrel Hill Neighborhood and began to pursue a lifelong dream of opening their own cafe. On December 12, 2005, ARTspace & Coffee opened its doors for the first time fulfilling that dream. What made this cafe special was the love reflected in a vegetarian menu which Amy provided on a daily basis. Together, Amy and Hemi operated ARTspace & Coffeehouse for 13 years, until they decided to sell with the desire to pursue other paths in life. Those plans were cut short by Amy’s worsening condition. Amy is survived by her husband Hemi Braunstein, son Daniel Siebert Braunstein, father Leonard Siebert, beloved dog Zeus, and a host of extended family and dear friends. Together, they will mourn her loss, and celebrate her life. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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I am very sad to hear of Amy's passing. I knew her when she was in high school and we corresponded for awhile after her school days in State College. She was a remarkable young person who always lit up a room with her smile and her generous spirit. She never backed off from a challenge, she greeted new experiences with an open mind and curiosity that every teacher loves to see. She had a sophisticated innate sense of what was the right thing to do, as a very young person she already had a strong sense of social justice. I loved her humor, her warmth, her character and I appreciatively say to her family that I am happy to have known her and am very sorry for your loss. I was her teacher for seven years and I learned much from her. Sincerely Cheri Yarnell

By cheri yarnell - July 29, 2018

Hi Hemi and Daniel, I am shocked by the news. I am very sorry for your loss, big hug. Alberto (Towi; Ana and Javi's dad)

By Alberto Vazquez - July 27, 2018