Claire Hope Itzkovitz Reingold
November 30, 2020

Funeral Information

December 3 2020 - 11:00 am
Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery, 5744 Meridian Road, (Richland Township) Gibsonia, PA, 15044


On Monday, November 30, 2020 at age 90; Beloved and devoted wife of 53 years to Vernon Reingold. Cherished and adored mother of Beth (Richard) Gluck, Bruce (Rony) Reingold, Susan Reingold and Michael Reingold. Loving Nannie of Jacob (Julia), Ilan (Grace) and Benjamin Gluck; Daniel Moses; Avivah and Eden Reingold.  Great-grandmother of Levi Gluck. Sister of Stuart (the late Esther) Itzkovitz. Daughter of the late Sara (Selkovits) and David Itzkovitz. Sister-in-law of Benita Bunny Morris. Aunt of Stacey Raskin, Burton Morris, Amy Itzkovitz and Daniel Itzkovitz.

Claire Reingold, aka “Nurse Claire,” was known for her sweet, fun-loving and generous spirt. She served as camp nurse at the JCC of Pittsburgh’s Emma Kaufmann Camp for 44 summers, dispensing TLC along with medicine, calamine lotion, band-aids, and ace bandages.  She was beloved by generations of campers and staff.  For more than 30 years, she was the nurse at Chatham College and also aided seniors on trips to Miami Beach for more than 20 years. 

Born in Aliquippa, PA, Claire was part of the large extended Selkovits family, with more than 20 first cousins.  She attended Aliquippa High School and Virginia Intermont High School in Bristol, TN; Penn State University; and Montefiore Nursing School.  She had a passion for life and loved being with people and helping others.  She enjoyed sharing her life with her beloved Vernon - dancing, hearing live music, dining out, collecting antiques, and owning more than 20 dachshunds over the years.

As one friend wrote, “Nurse Claire had one prescription in her little bag: it was love. It didn't matter if you were homesick at EKC, a student in college, a senior adult in Miami, or anyone open to the love of a mother. The love she shared with Vern, her family, and her huge extended family will forever be missed, but her memory is a blessing for all.”  

Claire was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, the JCC of Pittsburgh and Hadassah and received honors from the JCC of Pittsburgh, the Western PA Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, and Chatham College.

Graveside Services and Interment were held on Thursday at Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Claire and Vern Reingold Forever Young Fund, c/o Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated.


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So, so sad to hear of our dear Claire's passing. I lost count of how many times we would all talk about dear Claire and wonder how she was doing. Joop treasured working with her at Chatham..he learned so much about compassion from her. Andy and Wease just adored Claire...because of her love and kindness they were able to have EKC fun! And, I just adored everyone did...she lit up the world with her love and smile and spirit. Claire shall truly always be forever in everyone's hearts! Joyce, Joop, Andy and Weasie Offerman

By The Offerman Family - December 06, 2020