Francine K. Lefkowitz
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Francine K. Lefkowitz

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LEFKOWITZ: Francine K. Lefkowitz. When it was said, “God couldn’t be everywhere so he created mothers,” they were thinking of Fran. On Friday, February 1, 2019, she passed comfortably after a brief illness. Survived by her husband of 63 years, Alan Z. Lefkowitz of Pittsburgh, Pa.; three adoring children, Curtis R. (Kelly) Lefkowitz of Los Angeles, Calif., Gail A. Lefkowitz of Pittsburgh and David E. Lefkowitz of Los Angeles; and her brother R. Edward Kaplan (Audrey) of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Family was everything to her. Her nephews, Michael D. Kaplan (Elle) of Denville, N.J., and Kenneth A. Kaplan (Ellen), called her Aunt Frankie, but you didn’t need to be her relative to call her that. Many of her children’s childhood friends remained in her life until the last. She also “adopted” a couple of surrogate grandchildren along the way to add to the three grandchildren who carry her last name, Sidoine P. Tournissac-Lefkowitz, Maylis L. Tournissac-Lefkowitz and Rebecca R. Lefkowitz. Burial and interment are private. A memorial service was held at Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions in Fran’s name may be made to the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, 201 N. Bellefield Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, or to Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com

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