Age 93, of Squirrel Hill, on May 11, 2019. Annette is survived by her 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2
great-grandchildren. Her husband of 67 years, Carl, died in 2015. Annette grew up in Brooklyn, the
daughter of Russian immigrants. She studied child development at U of Wisconsin, and although she left
to start a family before she could complete her degree, her interest in young children remained. She
became a nursery schoolteacher while her own children were still young. Soon after moving to
Pittsburgh in 1963 she became a teacher in one of the first Head Start classrooms, which later became a
testing ground for Mr. Rogers’ early TV material. Eventually, Annette became a preschool administrator
and went back to school, obtaining a master’s degree in public administration. Annette was a talented
seamstress, baker, and indoor gardener. She was a strong, independent woman who cared about social
justice and was not bound by convention. In her children she fostered a strong sense of independence
and exploration, encouraging them to pursue their passions. She will be missed.
Arrangements Entrusted to Anthony M. Musmanno Funeral Home.
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