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Janet Goldstein

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GOLDSTEIN: Janet Goldstein died in Pittsburgh on November 1, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bernard); brother Arnold Silverman (Susan); nephews Michael and Lee Silverman; and grand- nephew and niece, Henry and Rachel Silverman. Janet Shirley Silverman was born in Baltimore, Maryland, on April 23, 1923, to Lillian and Frank Silverman. Graduating from Peabody High School in 1940, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh in 1944, with undergraduate courses at Johns Hopkins University and graduate courses in Social Welfare at Pitt. Janet was a social worker for Pittsburgh’s Jewish Family and Community Services and Pittsburgh Public Schools. Her affiliations included: National Association of Social Workers; Pennsylvania Association of School Social Workers; Mu Phi Epsilon international professional music fraternity; Alpha Kappa Delta honorary sociology fraternity; and, Pi Lambda Theta, an educational national honor society. Janet was an accomplished pianist. As a young adult, she accompanied Gene Kelly in his East Liberty teaching studio. Her lifelong interests included classical and jazz music, theater, antiques and culinary discoveries. At her request, no services were held. In her memory, donations can be made to Pitt’s Social Work Endowment Fund for COSA Students at 412-624-8604 or socialwork.pitt.edu/alumni/ways-give/cosa-fund.

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