Elaine Love Supowitz
November 29, 2021

Funeral Information

December 1 2021 - 10:00 am
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, (Shaler Township) Pittsburgh, PA 15209

ELAINE LOVE SUPOWITZ (Age 89): On Monday, November 29, 2021. Wife of sixty-seven years of Leroy, devoted mother of Janet Supowitz, Carole (Jerry) Katz, Paul (Marcy Nord) Supowitz. Loving grandmother of Glennie (Steve Sherman), Ted and Ben Katz, and Will and Juliet Supowitz. Great-grandmother of Rafi and Lev Sherman. Sister-in-law of Marion Brooks, Patti Love Anouchi, and Brenda Love. Preceded in death by her parents, Pat and Goldie (Darling) Love, and her two brothers, Murray and Paul Love. Elaine earned a Bachelors of Arts degree, Phi Beta Kappa, and a Master of Letters from the University of Pittsburgh. She was among the founding English department faculty of the Allegheny Campus of the Community College of Allegheny County, where she taught for 29 years. To see Elaine teaching a class was to feel her love of literature. Elaine also took great satisfaction in guiding students through her work at CCAC’s student advising center. Elaine loved reading fiction and Shakespeare plays, having read each one many times. For years, she met weekly with her Shakespeare group to discuss the next act of the play under discussion. She also enjoyed playing bridge. But her greatest pleasure was spending time with family and friends. Elaine was a Board Member of the Hebrew Free Loan Association for many years, and edited its newsletter, compiling thirty-six editions. She also was a life member of Hadassah. After retiring from teaching, she volunteered for the Read Together program of Beginning with Books, and served as a study leader several terms at Carnegie Mellon University’s Osher adult learning program. Elaine’s family is grateful to Sybil Eugene, Elaine’s caregiver, and the nurses from Family Hospice, who kept Elaine as comfortable as possible over her last several years. Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Wednesday at 10 AM at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Hebrew Free Loan, P.O. Box 452, Homestead, PA 15120, http://hflapgh.org, or The Jewish Association on Aging, 200 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, https://www.jaapgh.org/donate. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com 


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Dear Carole and Jerry, thank you so much for forwarding this. I loved reading about your mom / mon-in-law. Love, Julie

By Julie Berman - December 18, 2021

Dear "Uncle" Leroy, Janet, Carol and Paul, On behalf of my Mom Phyllis (nee Schwartz) Vosko, my sister Leah's family and my family we send condolences on the death of "Aunt" Elaine. Too many happy stories to recount. May her memory be for blessing.

By Judith Vosko - December 05, 2021

Just heard about Elaine. One of my favorite people. I send my best wishes to all of you

By Ron Schmeiser - December 02, 2021

Sending love and support to the entire family. I’ll read APOTAAYM in Mrs Sup’s honor. Hugs to Leroy from me, too.

By Gail Sheffler - December 02, 2021

Dear Carole and Jerry, thank you so much for forwarding this. I loved reading about your mom / mon-in-law. Love, Julie

By Julie Berman - December 01, 2021

Dear Carol, Janet, and Paul, I am sending you my dearest condolences. I remember fondly growing - up on the same street as you. Your mom was always welcoming to me into your home with a pleasant smile. She even trusted me to be your baby sister We spent many summers together at Parkway Cabana Club. My your mom's memory be a blessing. Warm regards, Estelle Cherin

By Estelle Cherin - December 01, 2021

Dear Janet, Carol and Paul, I have very fond memories of your mother from growing up just a few doors away. She was always welcoming and had a beautiful smile! Your mom even trusted me to be your babysitter! May her memory be a blessing. Warmly, Estelle

By Estelle Cherin - November 30, 2021

Dear Paul and Supowitz family. You have my deepest sympathy on the passing of your mother. Please let me know if you need anything during this time of loss.

By John M. Wilds - November 30, 2021

Paul, Carole and families, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom, a most remarkable woman from what I can tell! With deepest condolences, and wishing you all peace and comfort, Ben

By Ben Wecht - November 30, 2021

Dear Carole and Jerry, thank you so much for forwarding this. I loved reading about your mom / mon-in-law. Love, Julie

By Julie Berman - November 30, 2021

We are saddened to hear about your loss.

By Marcy & Harvey Kronzek - November 30, 2021

Dear Carol, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. My mom who passed away five years ago would refer to your mom as one of the most well read people she knew. So very sorry for you and your family. Sending virtual hugs. Carol Young Goldman

By Carol Young Goldman - November 30, 2021

I want to express my sympathy to the Supowitz family on the passing of Elaine. She was a remarkable woman and her accomplishments are very impressive.

By Richard M. Gordon - November 30, 2021