In memory of
Finder, Natalie PITTSBURG, Pa. Natalie Finder passed away on January 12, 2017. For 63 years, she was the devoted wife of the late Morris Finder; proud and doting mother of Susan Finder (Lu Kun) of Hong Kong, Joseph Finder (Michele Souda) of Boston, Jonathan (Jana) Finder of Pittsburgh, and Lisa Finder and Henry Finder (Anthony Appiah), both of Manhattan; sister of the late Ruth Stone Gardner Romano and Irving Stone; and loving grandmother of Emma Finder, Hannah Lu, Aaron Lu, Zachary Finder and Benjamin Finder. Natalie grew up in Chicago and lived in Kabul, Afghanistan; Iloilo, the Philippines; Bellingham, Washington and Albany, where she taught at the College of Saint Rose; and for the past decade, in Pittsburgh. She earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate from S.U.N.Y. Albany. An avid reader, traveler, and cook, she had deeply held views about pedagogic methods, central Asian cuisine, Henry James and gefilte fish. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, on Monday at 10 a.m. Visitation one hour prior to services in Temple (9-10 a.m.). Interment in West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation, 1251 Waterfront Place, Floor 5, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. schugar.com
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