On Friday, August 5, 2011. Survived by her husband of 65 years Marvin J. Tanzer; cherished mother of Thomas Tanzer (Joanne Bloom) of Park City, UT, Dr. Peter (Susan) Tanzer of Pittsburgh and Debra Tanzer Poel (Hal Poel) of Houston, TX; sister of the late Alan Price; loving "Nanny" of Matthew, Joshua and Michael Tanzer and Lexie and Liza Poel. Joan was a graduate of Winchester Thurston High School and earned her bachelors degree from the University of Illinois. An avid reader, Joan loved to travel, paint and study history. She was the first president in Pittsburgh of Women's American ORT. She was a member of the National Council of Jewish Women and Ladies Hospital Aide Society of Montefiore Hospital. For over 40 years, Joan and her husband Marvin owned and operated successful womens apparel stores, Price's in Shadyside and East Liberty. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Sunday at 2 p.m. Visitation at Temple, one hour prior to services (1 - 2 p.m.). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Joan & Marvin Tanzer Memorial Endowment Fund, c/o Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave., Pgh., PA 15213 or a charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements entrusted to RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from Aug. 6 to Aug. 7, 2011