Ruth Israel
January 7, 2015

ISRAEL, RUTH (GOTTESMAN): Age 87, of Pittsburgh, died peacefully on January 7, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Luddy Israel; loving mother to Dr. David (Barbara) Israel, Steven (Barbara) Israel, Kenneth (Barbara) Israel, and James (Vicki) Israel; adoring grandmother to eight grandchildren Cary, Jamie, Nathan, Sarah, Alex, Rena, Andrew, and Jonathan and great-grandmother to William and Lily. She was a loving sister to the late Rose Barish, the late Florence Laub and Lucille Gerson; also beloved sister-in-law to Mickey Lawrence and Ruth Steinberg. Ruth Israel was a whiz at Scrabble, great conversationalist with a quick wit, enjoyed music performed by her sons, and was devoted to her family and friends. A private family memorial and burial is planned in Phoenix, Arizona.  There will be no service in Pittsburgh. If desired, memorial contributions can be made to Jewish Family and Children's Services, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or the charity of your choice. A service of Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc.


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