Ralph Schugar, Inc. Funeral Chapel
5509 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
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On Tuesday, April 30, 2013. Beloved wife of Dr. Michael N. Sobel; beloved mother of Dr. J.B. Sobel of Atlanta, GA and Aaron and Melissa Sobel of Houston, TX; daughter of the late Mary W. Kirkell and L. Harold Kirkell; sister of I. Michael and Kris Kirkell of Williams Island, FL; beloved "Grammygrams" of Andrew, Emily, Daniel, Claire, and Nathan Sobel. Also survived by many close friends. Norma was active in charitable community organizations including, President of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Guild, Board Member of 25 Club of Magee Women's Hospital, Past President of Na'Amat Pittsburgh, Honorary President of Congregation Beth Shalom, Board member of Jewish Women's Philanthropy of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, and Board Member of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She will be missed for her love and kindness to everyone who knew her. The family extends their gratitude to the medical and nursing staff of M-ICU West at Shadyside Hospital. Services at RALPH SCHUGAR CHAPEL, INC., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Friday at 11 a.m. Visitation one and one half hour prior to services (9:30 - 11 a.m.). Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. Contributions may be made to NA' AMAT Pittsburgh, 6328 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Hebrew Free Loan Assoc., 4307 Murray Ave., Pittsburgh , PA 15217 or United Jewish Federation, 234 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
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Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from May 2 to May 3, 2013
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