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Dolores L. Kleinberg

After a lifelong pursuit of Tikkun Olam – Repairing  the World – Dolores passed on April 13, 2022 at age 92.

Dolores was born on June 9, 1929 in McKeeport PA to Mildred and Morris Lux. Upon graduating from college, she traveled north to Rochester, where she planted her roots. She married, raised her family, furthered her education and fought for justice, fairness and awareness. Dolores worked as a counselor, program director, mentor and educator throughout her life, with both paid and unpaid jobs at schools, and religious and social organizations. She made it her mission to build bridges and strengthen communities. She touched many lives, bringing together people of different faiths, and advocating for children, refugees, homeless families and LGBTIQA individuals. Dolores was the consummate host, always welcoming  friends and family, students, internationals and those who had nowhere else to go, into her home for celebrations, conversation, and home cooking. In addition to teaching and tutoring, Dolores, herself, was a scholar. She belonged to several book and study groups, and enthusiastically participated in numerous Elderhostels and Osher classes.

Dolores is preceded in death by her adoring husband Joseph and sister Natalie Rudin. She is survived by her children Bruce (Martha), Ellyn and Jon (Lynn); her grandchildren Emily, Melissa, Janie, Benjamin and Rebecca; and her sister Janet Shapiro; as well as by many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Special thanks to Doria who provided Dolores with comfort and companionship during her final years.

Funeral services will be held privately, with a celebration of her life to be held in the future.

Donations in memory of Dolores may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620 – CLICK HERE to donate online) or to Temple Sinai Social Action Committee (363 Penfield Road, Rochester NY 14625 – CLICK HERE to donate online)

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