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PITTSFIELD Rita (Kahn) Wortman, 88, of New York City, N.Y., died July 14, 2014, at her home.She was the widow of William Wortman who died March 31, 1968. Rita enjoyed working for most of her adult life in New York City as a successful banquet manager. In her later years, she became a ceramic artist, creating whimsical figures that were cherished by her family and friends. Rita is survived by her three children, Janis Zimbler and her husband, Harvey of Pittsfield, Robert Wortman of Philadelphia, and Susan Wortman of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., four grandchildren, Brian (Nora) Zimbler, Mattitiyahu (Erin) Zimbler, Bethany Wortman and Alison Wortman, and a great-granddaughter, Myla Zimbler. FUNERAL NOTICE: The family will be observing shiva at the Zimbler residence on Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be to Congregation Knesset Israel, 16 Colt Road, Pittsfield.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 16, 2014