Laurel Coppersmith
July 15, 2022

Visitation Information

July 24 2022 - 12:30 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, 15232

Memorial Information

July 24 2022 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside, 15232

LAUREL COPPERSMITH: On Friday, July 15, 2022. Beloved wife of the late James Coppersmith. Daughter of the late Herman and Lorraine Rubin. Sister of Rabbi Dr. Rachel Adler. Devoted aunt of Rabbi Amitai (Rabbi Julie) Adler and great-aunt of Michael and Maya. Also survived by dear friend and longtime housemate Kathy McCallister. Laurel was born and raised in Chicago. She earned her BA and MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She was a medical social worker at several Pittsburgh hospitals and, for twenty two years directed Alcoa’s Employee Assistance Program in Pittsburgh. Until a month before her death, Laurel played golf and tennis. She volunteered and was on the board of several local women's organizations, and was fond of animals, adopting many over her life. An outgoing woman, Laurel had many friends. She was close with her sister, and was a loving aunt and great-aunt. Memorial service at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, July 24 at 1 PM. Visitation 12:30 PM - 1 PM. Interment will be held at Shalom Memorial Park in Arlington Heights, IL. Contributions may be made to the SPCA ( or the National Network of Abortion Funds, 9450 SW Gemini Dr., PMB 16009, Beaverton, OR 97008-7105.


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The world lost a wonderful person who still had so much to do and give. We will miss her jokes, laughter, wit and sportsmanship. We will miss her terribly. Rest In Peace dear Laurel. We were so lucky to know you❤️

By Ed and Judy Weismann - July 22, 2022