Dorothy Schorin
May 9, 2020

Dorothy Schorin passed away on Saturday, May 9, after suffering a stroke earlier in the week.  Dorothy (née Kaufman) was born on September 6, 1926, to Nathan and Sarah (Paper) Kaufman and grew up in Squirrel Hill, attending Colfax Elementary School and graduating from Taylor Allderdice High School. She attended the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), where she earned a bachelor’s degree in education. Dorothy married Nathaniel Schorin on December 23, 1947, and they remained married for 53 years until his passing in August 2001. They worked side by side at Nasco General Supplies, which was founded by Nathaniel. Dorothy also taught shorthand and typing at night school. For most of their life together, they lived in Stanton Heights, where they raised four sons: Marshall, Larry, Mel and Chip. Their sons gave them six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. For the last seven years of her life, Dorothy resided at Weinberg Terrace in Squirrel Hill. Services and Interment were PRIVATE. Dorothy had a sister, Phyllis Helfer (deceased), and a brother, William Kaufman of Massachusetts. The family requests that contributions be made to the Beth Shalom Synagogue of Pittsburgh, PA and the Pittsburgh chapter of Hadassah, a women’s organization. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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