In memory of
Pearl Steinberg
In memory of
Pearl Steinberg
Pearl Steinberg April 9, 1923 - May 4, 2020 Pearl Steinberg passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at the Willamette View Retirement Center. Pearl Steinberg is remembered by her many friends in Portland as a professional storyteller and teacher of adult education literature classes. But there is so much more: Pearl lived a long life filled with adventures of the mind and spirit. She did the usual things: she had a long and loving 66 year marriage with her husband, Lester, and raised three sons, Rick, Rob and Daniel. She was the hostess and planner for the family's raucous Passover seders. In her 20's, she took up oil painting, spent hours in a studio Lester set up for her. In her 30's, she and Lester embarked on a 12 year adventure, reading through the entire Great Books Program. In her 40's, she resumed the college education cut short during World War II, earning a Bachelor's degree from Goddard College. Her teaching career began in earnest when she was in her 40's, taking up responsibility for planning and carrying out adult educational literature classes through Hofstra University. During her 50 years there, she twice received Hofstra's Continuing Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. She continued her classes after she moved from New York to Portland. And every year, she created a new reading list. In her 50's, she became interested in eastern religions. She briefly followed the practices of Paramahansa Yogananda, and later led comparative religion reading discussion groups. She began her professional story-telling career in her 70's, continuing up to a few months ago. Many of her stories featured her colorful family members. She played tennis for fun her entire adult life, but then, in her 70's, she got serious about it. She joined a tennis team "for mature women" and lead her team to a local championship in the seniors league. She will be remembered for her active, questioning mind, for her wide-ranging interests and for her insightful observations. She leaves behind a legacy of love and nine grandchildren and 10 (soon 11) great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held sometime this summer. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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In memory of
Pearl Steinberg
Pearl Steinberg April 9, 1923 - May 4, 2020 Pearl Steinberg passed away Monday, May 4, 2020, at the Willamette View Retirement Center. Pearl Steinberg is remembered by her many friends in Portland as a professional storyteller and teacher of adult education literature classes. But there is so much more: Pearl lived a long life filled with adventures of the mind and spirit. She did the usual things: she had a long and loving 66 year marriage with her husband, Lester, and raised three sons, Rick, Rob and Daniel. She was the hostess and planner for the family's raucous Passover seders. In her 20's, she took up oil painting, spent hours in a studio Lester set up for her. In her 30's, she and Lester embarked on a 12 year adventure, reading through the entire Great Books Program. In her 40's, she resumed the college education cut short during World War II, earning a Bachelor's degree from Goddard College. Her teaching career began in earnest when she was in her 40's, taking up responsibility for planning and carrying out adult educational literature classes through Hofstra University. During her 50 years there, she twice received Hofstra's Continuing Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. She continued her classes after she moved from New York to Portland. And every year, she created a new reading list. In her 50's, she became interested in eastern religions. She briefly followed the practices of Paramahansa Yogananda, and later led comparative religion reading discussion groups. She began her professional story-telling career in her 70's, continuing up to a few months ago. Many of her stories featured her colorful family members. She played tennis for fun her entire adult life, but then, in her 70's, she got serious about it. She joined a tennis team "for mature women" and lead her team to a local championship in the seniors league. She will be remembered for her active, questioning mind, for her wide-ranging interests and for her insightful observations. She leaves behind a legacy of love and nine grandchildren and 10 (soon 11) great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held sometime this summer. Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
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