Ellen Falk Hirsch
February 23, 2020
HIRSCH, ELLEN FALK On Sunday, February 23, 2020. Ellen Falk Hirsch died peacefully at The Residence at Weinberg Village in Pittsburgh, PA. Born in Pittsburgh to the late Katharine and Leon Falk, Jr., and predeceased by her husband, Wallace Hirsch, and son, Timothy Glick. Ellen is survived by: her children, Jonathan Glick, Nancy Glick (Morris Grossman) of Pittsburgh, and Lynne Hirsch (David Rechter) of Oxford, England; 8 grandchildren: 4 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Sarah Moser, Sigo Falk (Jean), David Falk (Judith), and Susannah Falk Lewis (Michael). Also survived by stepchildren: Steve Hirsch (Gail), Robert Hirsch, and Janet Hirsch Ettinger (Roy). Ellen lived in Jerusalem for over 20 years and the many Pittsburghers who visited her will certainly remember her gracious hospitality. Over the years she also resided in New York City, Philadelphia, Oxford, and at Falklands Farm. Services and interment private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Timothy Glick Israel Scholarship Endowment Fund at The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Her family wishes to thank all of the marvelous caregivers who helped Ellen over many years. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com
I told this story to Nancy a few months ago because it speaks to Aunt Ellen's power of observation, her humor, and her ability to be a good hostess & traveler herself.
It was summer 2004 and I was visiting her in Oxford, England. One of the days we were to take the Banbury Rd. bus to the gym/pool where she exercised. She told me beforehand how the U.K., which has very good transportation overall, somehow botches the Banbury Rd. buslines as three busses often all travel together (should be spaced out) so that you might have to wait a long time if you miss the bus 'convoy.' Sure enought, we walk to the bus stop and all three busses she spoke about were all traveling together down the road heading towards us! We got a very big laugh at this!
I'll remember Aunt Ellen as being someone who noticed the funny details of her soundings and was a good hostess to point these out. In the early 1990s, she spent a week with me in Chautauqua, NY and we had similar fun discussions about the unusual Chautauqua Institution. I will miss her. Larry By Larry Falk
- February 25, 2020
We are so sorry for your personal loss of your mother and grandmother, and for the community's loss of Ellen Falk Hirsch, a great woman and community leader. May you be comforted aming the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Elana Bloom and Jeff GarrettBy Elana Bloom and Jeff Garrett
- February 25, 2020