Harriet (Slivka) Weinroth, 94, of Easthampton died Aug. 1. She was the widow of Milton Weinroth. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of Jacob and Pearl Slivka. She moved early in her life to Brooklyn, NY where she attended Abraham Lincoln High School and then she attended Hunter College in Manhattan. She and her husband operated a retail interior decorating store in Brooklyn, NY. They retired to Ft. Lauerdale, Fla. and then moved to Northampton in 2000.  She was a member of Congregation B’nai Israel and a board member of its sisterhood; and was a board life member of Hadassah and was honored with their National Leadership Award. She worked at the Hospice Shop to support VNA and Hospice of Cooley-Dickinson from 2002 – 2011. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Bruce Goldstein; four grandchildren, Ben Shapiro, Emily Shapiro, Hannah Goldstein, and Nathan Goldstein and his wife, Sarah Waelchli; and a great-granddaughter, Aliza Mae Goldstein. She was predeceased by a brother, Julius Slivka; and a sister, Edna Hoffinger. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation B’nai Israel, 253 Prospect St. Northampton, MA 01060; or VNA Hospice of Cooley-Dickinson 168 Industrial Dr. Suite 1, Northampton, MA 01060.




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