Shirley Ruth Schiffman Barasch
August 26, 2023

Visitation Information

August 30 2023 - 9:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

Funeral Information

August 30 2023 - 10:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

SHIRLEY RUTH SCHIFFMAN BARASCH: On Saturday, August 26, 2023. Beloved wife of the late Ronald Barasch. Loving mother of Larry (Anne) Barasch, Karen Staif, and Miriam (Matthew) Fleming. Sister of the late Barbara (late Judah) Samet. Grandmother of Rachael, Michael (Denise), David, Yossi (Maya), Danielle, Emily, Shani, Katie, Sarah, and Becca. Great-grandmother of Benjamin, Alexander, and William. Shirley was a revered professor, musician, composer, director, poet, author, and voice coach to generations. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Wednesday, August 30, 2023 at 10 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (9 AM - 10 AM). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Point Park University, Office of University Advancement, 201 Wood Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.


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Shirley has been our inspiration during to all of us. We looked toward her for guidance regarding many aspects of our lives. Her brilliant mind, so creative and full of ideas, inspired our family. Her sense of humor made us laugh, and her wisdom gave us knowledge. We will miss her beyond words. We pray that Miriam, Karen, Larry, and all their family members gain strength knowing she was an inspiration to many, and a life exceptionally lived.

By Deanna, Maurice, Jason, Melissa, and Alana Sable - August 29, 2023

With deepest sympathy and wishing that her memory will be for a blessing to all for "Aunt" Shirley, best friend to my mom Patty Love Anouchi and mother to my dear friends Larry, Karen and Miriam.

By Chuck and Jill Love - August 27, 2023