Shirley (nee Goolst) Polowitz

Shirley (nee Goolst) Polowitz


POLOWITZ: Shirley (nee Goolst) Polowitz, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on March 17, 2019, in Pittsburgh. She was born on November 26, 1925 in Boston, Mass. Shirley was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, David, in 2007. The brightest light in all our lives, Shirley is survived by her daughter, Diane (David) Lassman, and her two sons Kenneth (Shelley Katz) and Steven (Candace Caprow). She leaves behind adored and adoring grandchildren, Alix Li, Joshua, Zachary, Mathew, Marisa and Jasyn, and twin great-grandsons, Jack and Nolan. Shirley carried with her a glow and lust for life, which she shared lovingly with everyone who came her way. Her life, love and kind heart leave us filled with inspiration and joy. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held in the spring, date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to JFCS Squirrel Hill Food Pantry, 828 Hazelwood Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217. Arrangements are under the direction of Healy Hahn Funeral Home, 512 Grant Ave., Millvale. Online condolences at

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