BIRNKRANT: On Wednesday, February 3, 2016, Ruth Torrin Birnkrant. Beloved wife of the late Morris Birnkrant. Loving mother of Ellen (Richard) Kitay. Sister of the late Harry “Pat” Torin, Sarah Robbins, Sam “Shep” Torin and Albert “Zaz” Torin. Devoted grandma of Michelle (Josh) Meyers and Meredith Kitay-Silberman. Great-grandmother of Brett, Jared and Justin Meyers and Adam and Brendan Silberman. Also survived by nieces and nephews. The family would like to express their gratitude to her caregivers, Renee and Ariane. Graveside services and interment were held at Shaare Torah Cemetery. Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. schugar.com.