Obituary: Claire Hope Itzkovitz Reingold

Obituary: Claire Hope Itzkovitz Reingold

Claire Hope Itzkovitz Reingold, 90, died Nov. 30, 2020.

Claire Hope Itzkovitz Reingold, 90, died Nov. 30, 2020.

Born in Aliquippa, Pa., Claire was part of a large extended family with more than 20 cousins. She attended Virginia Intermont High School in Bristol, Tenn; Penn State University; and Montefiore Nursing School.

She had a passion for life and loved being with people and helping others. She enjoyed sharing her life with her beloved Vernon, dancing, hearing live music, dining out, collecting antiques, and owning more than 20 dachshunds over the years.

Mrs. Reingold, aka “Nurse Claire,” was known for her sweet, fun-loving and generous spirt. She served as camp nurse at the JCC of Pittsburgh’s Emma Kaufmann Camp for 44 summers, dispensing TLC along with medicine, calamine lotion, Band-Aids and ace bandages. She was beloved by generations of campers and staff. For more than 30 years, she was the nurse at Chatham College and also aided seniors on trips to Miami Beach for more than 20 years.

She was a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, and received honors from the JCC of Pittsburgh, the Western Pennsylvania Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and Chatham College.

She was the beloved and devoted wife of 53 years to Vernon Reingold; cherished and adored mother of Beth (Richard) Gluck, Bruce (Rony) Reingold, Susan Reingold and Michael Reingold; loving Nannie of Jacob (Julia), Ilan (Grace) and Benjamin Gluck, Daniel Moses, Avivah and Eden Reingold; sister of Stuart (the late Esther) Itzkovitz; and daughter of the late Sara (Selkovits) and David Itzkovitz. She also is survived by great grandson Levi.

Graveside services were held Dec. 3 with interment at Poale Zedeck Memorial Park Cemetery in Pennsylvania, managed by Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. Contributions may be made to the Claire and Vern Reingold Forever Young Fund, c/o Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217.

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