Iris (Kimball) Teplitz
TEPLITZ: Iris (Kimball) Teplitz, age 84, on Saturday, June 18, 2016. Beloved wife of Philip Teplitz. Beloved mother of Lee Teplitz, Jonathan (Kathryne) Teplitz and Paul Teplitz. Sister of the late William (late Betty) Kimball. Nana of Alexandra and Charlotte Teplitz. Also survived by nephews. Iris received her B.A and M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After teaching at the Falk School, Iris moved to New York City and taught third grade in Scarsdale, N.Y. She was a member of Baldoc Country Club, Duquesne Country Club and Westmoreland Country Club. Iris was a club champion at all three clubs. She competed in several Women’s U.S. Opens and played in the Women’s British Open in Harlech, Wales, on her honeymoon. She was written up in Sports Illustrated in 1958 as one of the upcoming young golfers. She was selected to compete in the Maccabiah Games in Israel in 1977. She was elected to the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. She married Philip in 1960 and went to work with Philip and George Teplitz, her brother-in-law, at Finleyville Furniture, Ethan Allen and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries as a vice president and buyer of accessories. She was widely respected in the home furnishings industry. She was a lifetime member of Hadassah and the Ladies Hospital Aid Society. She was a true inspiration to their three sons and two granddaughters. Services were held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (Greater Pittsburgh Chapter), 1100 Liberty Ave., Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 or Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.