Jacqueline Wengrovitz

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Jacqueline Stofer Wengrovitz August 9, 1928 April 28, 2018 Jacqueline Stofer Wengrovitz died peace-fully at sunset on April 28, 2018, in Newport Beach, Calif., sur-ounded by her family. She was born on August 9, 1928, in Bienne, Switzerland, to Fritz Edouard Stofer and Ida Elisa Dysli Stofer. She was schooled in Fribourg, Switzerland and earned a diploma in Dressmaking and Dress Designing. In 1949, she went to England, first to learn the language and then to teach tailoring in a newly-established manufacturing plant in Ramsgate, Kent. After completing her education in England she returned to Switzerland where she met her future husband, Paul H. Wengrovitz, an American medical student. They returned to the United States and after ten years of military service, they eventually settled in Central Pennsylvania in 1968, where they resided for 40 years. State College reminded them of the mountains of Switzerland. Jacqueline was an energetic homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother and dog owner. She was a gourmet cook who loved to entertain. Being involved in a wide range of volunteer activities, from the women's hospital auxiliary to knitting blankets for neonatal intensive care units, she was also an avid golfer who loved skiing, hiking, and the outdoors. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Mitchell Brin, of Newport Beach, Calif., and her son, Mark Wengrovitz, of San Antonio, Texas; and two granddaughters, Adina and Sonia Brin; and two grandsons, Nicholas Paul and Benjamin Daniel Wengrovitz. She is also survived by her sister Carmen Kapur, of Geneva, Switzerland; and brother Eduoard Stofer, of La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a younger brother, Daniel Stofer. She will be laid to rest in Centre County Memorial Park next to her husband. Memorial contributions may be made to the .
Published in Centre Daily Times on May 17, 2018