Lois Kaplan Finkel
April 27, 2020

LOIS KAPLAN FINKEL: Passed away peacefully on Monday, April 27th, 2020 at the age of 99. Beloved wife of the late Elliott W. Finkel; devoted daughter of the late Frank R.S. Kaplan and Madeline Roth Kaplan, sister of the late Irving M.J. Kaplan and the late Marjorie Auerbach. Loving mother of Susan Wechsler (Benjamin) and the late Nancy Beck (David). Besides her daughter she is survived by four grandchildren Julie Hurray (Matthew), Karen Pooley (Jefferson), Marnie Alford (Brian) and Andrew Beck (Karen) and seven great-grandchildren: Katherine Alford, Maximilian and Madeline Hurray, Keller and Jace Pooley and Naomi and Eli Beck. She loved spending time celebrating holidays and special ocassions with family and friends. She greatly enjoyed bridge with her friends in Pittsburgh, and 40 summers in her beloved summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine with daily tennis and nightly family games of progressive gin. The family gratefully acknowledges the role played by Lois’ caregivers, Patricia Mosso, Charlene McIntire, Deborah Owens and Sandy McAdams. Due to the current restrictions, Services and Interment Private. Memorial donations may be made to the Nancy Finkel Beck Fund at Brighton Central School District, 2035 Monroe Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618, Jewish Assistance Fund, P.O. Box 8197, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or The Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www/schugar.com


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Dear Susan, I am so very sorry to receive this news. In spite of her age and failing health, it is devastating to lose a parent. I hope you find solace in your extended family and through all that you meant to your mom. Your Dad and Mom hold a special place in my heart and we have such warm memories of the many visits we made to Kennebunkport en route to our daughter’s summer camp. Your dad was always quick to indulge us in lobster rolls and to make Jocie laugh. It has been so many years since we’ve seen each other but when corona subsides,I hope you will let us know if you pass through New York City - it would be nice to connect. Meanwhile, deepest condolences to the entire Finkel clan. Love, Sandi

By Sandi Haber Fifield - May 01, 2020