Doris "Dolly" Auerbach
May 15, 1928 - February 17, 2024

Memorial Information

February 19 2024 - 3:00 pm
Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, (Squirrel Hill ) Pittsburgh 15217
DORIS "DOLLY" AUERBACH: Born May 15, 1928 died on Saturday, February 17, 2024. Beloved wife of the late George Auerbach. Beloved mother of Karen Levine and Deborah (Andrew) Gespass. Grandmother of Julia Levine, Daniel Gespass, Samuel (Andrea) Gespass and Katy (Andy Lawrence) Gespass. Great-grandmother of Eve Lawrence and Lena Dolly Lawrence. Dolly was born in Czechoslovakia and fled the Holocaust with her parents in 1939 to come to New York. A brilliant student, Dolly received her undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College where she met George, who was the editor of the Brooklyn College Newspaper and later a financial writer and editor for the New York Times. After reading the Feminist Mystique, Dolly, a frustrated housewife, obtained a PhD in German Language and Literature from NYU. She taught German language and Literature in Translation, as well as Women's Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dolly was a voracious reader and a lover of culture. Dolly loved her family, but in addition to her husband, the feminist in her especially cherished her relationship with her daughters. Memorial Service at Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Squirrel Hill, on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 3 PM. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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This is a wonderful obituary for a woman who was our wonderful Aunt. Thank you for taking such good care of her. Love, Jennine & Hopi

By Hopi Auerbach and Jennine Auerbach - February 25, 2024

Debbie an Andy. Dolly was a wonderful lady. May she Rest In Peace

By Margie Marks - February 18, 2024