Arlene R. Johan
July 7, 1932 - April 27, 2023

Funeral Information

April 28 2023 - 10:00 am
Beth Shalom Cemetery, 1501 Anderson Road, (Shaler Township) Pittsburgh, 15209

ARLENE (HYDOVITZ) JOHAN: Passed away on Thursday, April 27, 2023. She was 90 years old. Arlene was born on July 7, 1932 in Pittsburgh, PA where she resided her entire life. Arlene was married to the late Dr. Jerrold D. Hydovitz  and the late Dr. Morton Johan. Arlene is survived by her son, Charles L. Hydovitz, her daughter, Carol A. Hydovitz and niece Nancy Finkelstein (Alan). She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Lena Hornstein, sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Meyer Gerstein and niece, Gail Gerstein. Arlene and Jerry were frequent patrons of the Pittsburgh Symphony, Pittsburgh Playhouse, opera and dance at the Benedum Center. They loved to travel. Their adventures took them to various destinations in the USA (especially Scottsdale, AZ), Mexico, Canada, Europe, Israel and Africa. Arlene often volunteered at WQED for charitable events over the years. After raising her children, Arlene managed The Quarry, Inc., a cosmetics shop located in Squirrel Hill and Shadyside for over 20 years. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 10 AM at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. 


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Jacob Hydoviitz of Youngstown was my grandfather. May Arlene rest in peace.

By Steve Baron - May 02, 2023