Gladys (Stalinsky) Maharam
October 13, 2019

Visitation Information

October 16 2019 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Ave., (Shadyside), Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

October 16 2019 - 2:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, PA 15232

GLADYS (STALINSKY) MAHARAM: Of Oakland, formerly of Churchill, on Sunday, October 13, 2019. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Maharam. Beloved mother of Francine Shapera. Grandma of Rick, Marissa and Riley. Stepmother of Ellie (Ed) Short and Jan Maharam (Phil). Stepgrandma of Sarah (Andrew) Guy and Rebecca (Brandon) Weiss. Sister of the late Jerry (surviving spouse Bonnie) Stalinsky. Also survived by grandchildren, Adam and Luca, great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Arleigh, Lexi, Sammy and Margot, nieces, nephews, many life-long friends and family. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday at 2 PM. Visitation one hour prior to services, ( 1 - 2 PM). Interment Homewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Rotary District 7300 Polio Fund, 90 US Post Office, W. Steuben Street, #44305, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.  


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With deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Gladys. The Rotary Club of Pittsburgh was honored by her membership. As a devoted Rotarian, Gladys always stepped up to lend a helping hand and be supportive of our many community outreach events. Gladys was our shining star always greeting you with a happy smile and a kind word. She will be sorely missed.

By Linda Fischer Bruce, Rotarian - October 16, 2019

Paul, my sincere condolences to you and your beautiful family in the loss of your mother.

By Tina Dover - October 15, 2019

I'm am so sorry to hear of Gladys' passing. I worked with her at CLP and also was friends with her at the Tree of Life. I will miss her! Best, Ellen Sikov

By Ellen Sikov - October 15, 2019

Dear Francine, I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. You have my sincere condolences. You and Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Sue Parlak - October 15, 2019

Dear Paul, my family and I are just a few of so many people whose lives have been made better by your kindness. We are all so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. You and your family have been in our thoughts nonstop since we heard the sad news. The tribute you gave to your mother recently, about the great inspiration she was for your stories, is something we will think of often. It was so beautiful. We hope your memories of your devoted mother bring you solace during this difficult time. With sympathy from Michelle, Vincent, Annecy and Emmaline McGeary

By Michelle McGeary - October 15, 2019

Paul, my condolences on your loss. I will always have fond memories of being at your mother's house and how kind she was to all of us.

By Ted Reynolds - October 15, 2019

Dear Paul, my deepest condolences on the passing on of your mother. "Life is eternal, Love is immortal, death is only a horizon, and what is a horizon, save the limit of our Sight."

By Shannon Turek - October 15, 2019

Gladys was one of the kindest people in my life. Whenwetravelled together to Egypt for the Million Book Project, an inspiration for the Google Books projectmy luggage did not arrive for five days and gladys ended up sharing her undies with me. Working with her in libraries since the 1990s gave me enormous regard for her energy and dedication to libraries and their contributions to a better life for the world. She walks with her ancestors now. Gloriana St Clair, Inaugural Dean Emerita, Carnegie18Q Mellon University, Gladys’s alma mater

By Gloriana St Clair - October 14, 2019

My sympathies to Paul and francine on the loss of their mother. I know they will miss her deeply.

By Aileen - October 14, 2019

Rest in peace, Gladys. You were a devoted Rotarian and a dear friend. We will miss you. Sandra

By Sandra Rebholz - October 14, 2019

I worked with Mrs. Maharam back in the early 2000's on a project. The 3rd grade elementary students in every school in the Woodland Hills School district received Dictionaries courtesy of a grant from the Rotary Club. We visited the schools together and presented on the importance of having a command of vocabulary and meaning. She was such a positive role model for the students and colleagues. I am sorry for your loss, but am grateful for having just known her.

By Andrea McNeill - October 14, 2019

Dear Paul, I'm so very sorry that you have lost your mother. I know how much you loved her. My heartfelt condolences dear friend. So much love. I am here for you. Xo Des

By Desiree Deasy - October 14, 2019

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, Paul. Know you and your family are in my thoughts.

By Mike James - October 14, 2019

My deepest condolences to you, Paul, on the loss of your mother.

By Bethany Schaefer - October 14, 2019

I want to give my condolences to her beloved son, Paul and his wife and children. You know how much she loved you all and was so proud of you.

By Anne Moyer - October 14, 2019