Gladys Estelle Braunstein Burstein
May 15, 2020

GLADYS ESTELLE BRAUNSTEIN BURSTEIN: Passed away in her sleep 4:15 am Friday, May 15. After a fall in which she broke her arm, her 2 month process of dying was dominated by the continual amazing surprises that characterized how she lived. Her exit process exuded the playful joy she had and broadcast to others. She will be greatly missed. She is succeeded by her sister Harriet Shapiro, children: Carole Burstein, Ellen Bauch, and John Burstein, grandchildren: Chelsea Bauch, Michael Orenstein, Elizabeth Bauch Gibson, Sean Gibson, Eli Burstein, Judah Burstein, Ezra Burstein, and great-grandson: Miles Orenstein. Her life and passing would be greatly honored by donations to Rodef Shalom Family Center (formerly Temple Nursery School), 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, which she co-founded with Hope Leyton and Claire Arnheim in 1953. Services and Interment Private. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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