Jane Goldsmith Bress
September 5, 2022

Funeral Information

September 18 2022 - 11:00 am
Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S. Dallas Avenue (Squirrel Hill) Pittsburgh 15217

JANE GOLDSMITH BRESS: Died on September 5, 2022, at the age of 87. Beloved by her family and friends, she will be missed for her devotion to family, her sharp wit, and her adventurous spirit. Jane was the daughter of Louise Sloan Goldsmith and Stanley Goldsmith, and wife to Dr. Alan N. Bress for 64 years before his passing a year and a half ago. Jane is survived by her children and their spouses Kathy (Jerry Seidler), Rick (Debbie), and Karen Phillips (David), her eight grandchildren, and her four great-grandchildren. Nana has a special place in all of their hearts. 

Born and raised in Pittsburgh with black and yellow in her veins, Jane graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, and earned her B.A. in education from the University of Pittsburgh and her M.A. in Psychology from Duquesne University. She was a lifelong member of Rodef Shalom Congregation. She loved to travel, and she earned her Life Master Award in bridge. When she was younger, Jane painted, rode horses, danced, skied, and played tennis and golf – all of which she passed down to the ensuing generations. Outside of a close friends’ circle and meeting new friends on her excursions, most of Jane’s life was devoted to her husband and family. She nurtured her children and grandchildren, taking the time to get to know each of them. Additionally, she encouraged them to forge close bonds and reveled in their accomplishments.

Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11 AM at Homewood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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To Karen & David We are s sorry for your loss. Whenever I would See your message m she was always kind and interested in my family. Your family has a special connection to my heart Rachael Rosen

By Rachael Rosen - September 17, 2022

Janie was always fun to be with. We always enjoyed working on our Class Reunion entertainment. My condolences to her family.

By Sissie Wagner Margolis - September 10, 2022

We will miss her sharp wit and also St the bridge table at Bravo

By Lynne and Alan Colker - September 09, 2022