Norfolk—Arlene Helen Lowenthal, 86, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013 in a Virginia Beach healthcare center.
She was a retired school teacher having taught in Pittsburgh, Pa. and for a short time in Norfolk. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Esther and Saul Goldberg.
Mrs. Lowenthal was a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in elementary education, where she was also a member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. She was a member of Olef Sholom Temple, Hadassah, and O.R.T.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Bert Lowenthal; a son, Alan Lowenthal and his wife, Kristi of Detroit, Mich.; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. Lowenthal, and a sister, Betty Velgich.
A funeral service took place at H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. with Rabbi Rosalin Mandelberg and Cantor Wally Schachet- Briskin officiating. Burial will take place in Pittsburgh, Pa. in West View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.