Elizabeth Odoroff, PhD
June 3, 1943 - September 19, 2023

Funeral Information

September 21 2023 - 10:00 am
Homewood Cemetery, 1599 S. Dallas Avenue, Pittsbugh (Squirrel Hill) 15217

ELIZABETH ODOROFF, PhD: Liz was born on June 3, 1943 and died September 19, 2023 at the age of 80. She was born in Minneapolis, MN, grew up in Alexandria, VA but lived in Pittsburgh since the late 1960's. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, David Morgan and her children, Adam Goldstein, Emily Cook and Andrew Morgan. She is predeceased by her father and mother, Maurice and Minnie Odoroff and her older brother, Charles Odoroff. Liz received a BA in English and Education from the University of Minnesota, a MA in English from Brown University and a PhD in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University. She taught English at Taylor Allderdice High School from around 1967 to 1971 and taught composition and other classes part-time at the University of Pittsburgh from the mid 1970's until her retirement in 2007. She was a very accomplished teacher at Taylor Allderdice and the University of Pittsburgh. She maintained contact with some of her students at Taylor Allderdice for her entire life. She was a very outgoing person who was remarkably upbeat and positive in the face of life's challenges. She was a patron of the arts. She was one of the founders of the Childrens Library of Pittsburgh. She loved reading murder mysteries and she loved to listen to NPR radio. Graveside Service and Interment will be held on Thursday at 10 AM at Homewood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Farm and Wilderness Family Camp, 401 Farm and Wilderness Road, Plymouth, VT 05056 or Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library, 5401 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com


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I knew Liz from F&W. I visited her a few years ago. A powerful woman is gone. She will be missed.

By Ellen DeBenedetti - September 29, 2023

My dear friend Emily, please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your precious Mother 🙏🙏

By Mona Papay - September 20, 2023