Ellen Bachman Amshel
AMSHEL: Ellen Bachman Amshel of Pittsburgh, age 89, on April 10, 2018. Daughter of Sidney A. and Jeanette B. Bachman. Beloved wife of the late Albert L. Amshel; loving mother of Bruce B. Amshel and Gail B. Amshel. “Babe” grandmother of Caitlyn and Eli Amshel. Many thanks to her caretaker, Valerie Ondrusek. Ellen was a graduate of Winchester Thurston School and Syracuse University. She considered herself a professional volunteer delivering Meals on Wheels, working the in-patient unit of Forbes Hospice and reading to blind students and administrators. The list goes on and on. She went back to school at the University of Pittsburgh for her master’s degree in social work and practiced psychotherapy at an outpatient mental health clinic. She was and avid gardener, Ellen was proud of her dirty fingernails and her pet dogs and cats. Contributions may be sent to: Operation Safety Net, 101 Bradford Road, Suite # 320, Wexford, PA 15090. Service held privately. Visitation will be held from 12-3 PM and 6-9 PM at the family residence in Point Breeze on Friday, April 13, 2018. Arrangements made by the D’Alessandro Funeral Home & Crematory Ltd., Lawrenceville.