Ruth N. Winer
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Ruth N. Winer

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WINER: Ruth N. Winer, age 96, on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was a devoted wife for 59 years to the late Bernard Winer; mother to Joan (Robert) Linsenmeier, Mark (Bette Landish) Winer and Kenneth (Emily Hofmann) Winer; grandmother to David, Katherine and Jeremy Linsenmeier and Daniel, Eric, Michael and Jessica Winer; and great-grandmother to five great-grandchildren. She was born on April 12, 1922, to Nathan and Katie Selkovitz Neiman and grew up with her beloved sister, the late Harriet Karp, in Aliquippa. An eager learner, Ruth started school early and graduated from Aliquippa High School at age 16. She was a lover of music who played the violin, saxophone and piano, and often reflected on her weekly trips to the big city for violin lessons. She continued to be a lover of classical music throughout her life. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secretarial studies from Margaret Morrison Carnegie College at Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1943. After her marriage and permanent move to Pittsburgh, she became an active member of several local organizations, and once her children were in school, she also taught nursery school at Beth Shalom. She wanted to do more to help others and earned a master’s degree in education at the University of Pittsburgh. She then spent over 25 years as a special education teacher, reading clinician and teaching supervisor with the City of Pittsburgh Public Schools. She was a caring and gifted teacher to many students and a mentor to many other teachers. She was also a lifelong learner who studied art, politics and other subjects through the University of Pittsburgh and the A.L.L. program at Carnegie Mellon University, attended Elderhostels throughout the world, and was an active participant in educational activities at Temple Sinai. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Sunday, August 5, 2018, at 11 AM. Visitation one hour prior to services (10 – 11 AM). Interment Poale Zedeck Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Sinai, 5505 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or to Jewish Family and Community Services, 5743 Bartlett Street Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or jfcspgh.org. schugar.com

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