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Jane Leinwohl Gorin


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Jane Leinwohl Gorin Obituary
May 9, 1951 - November 17, 2016 On November 17, 2016, Jane L. Gorin (born Jane Robin Leinwohl) passed away after a more than 20-year battle with Parkinson Disease at Santa Monica - UCLA Hospital in Santa Monica, California. Born March 9, 1951, Jane and her older sister, Ellen Sue, were raised by their mother, Betty R. Leinwohl in Great Neck, New York. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the State University of New York in Albany and and earned her Bachelor's in Nursing degree at Cornell University. She moved to San Diego where she began her work in emergency medicine nursing while pursuing a master's degree in nursing at UCLA to become a nurse practitioner. She then moved to Los Angeles to work at UCLA and eventually became head nurse in the UCLA Emergency Department. While working, she earned her MBA from UCLA's Anderson School of Business. During that period, she married Michael B. Gorin, whom she had met on the steps of the Stein Eye Institute. After completing business school, she worked for one year with First Consulting Group on health information technology projects before she and Michael moved to England with their 2 year old son, Joshua Benjamin. Upon returning to the United States, she worked in nursing administration at the National Institutes of Health to develop and implement a nursing retention and recruitment program. In Bethesda, she had her second son, Alexander Seth, and continued to work at NIH until the family moved to Pittsburgh in 1990. In Pittsburgh, she devoted herself to raising her children and working as a volunteer for a number of organizations. Jane was a participant in the first women's Bat Mitzvah class at Temple Beth Shalom in Squirrel Hill. She was among the founding members of Adat Shalom in Fox Chapel where she served in multiple roles. Her determination to stay involved with the synagogue was demonstrated by her continued dedication and work for the synagogue despite the challenges caused by her illness. After moving to Los Angeles in 2006, she continued to take joy in the accomplishments of her family and the birth of her first grandson in 2015. She battled the effects of her condition with the support of her family and friends. She will be remembered as a spirited, gifted and loving friend, mother and colleague by all of those whose lives she touched. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to .
Published in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 26, 2016
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