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Deanna Lee Shifrin, 39, died peacefully at home. Survived by her parents, Gil and Sandy Shifrin, her sister, Shannon Shifrin, and Keith Nusz, Deanna’s companion of over 25 years.
She graduated as a National Merit Scholar from Manual High School and went on to graduate from UCLA, with honors, earning a degree in Biology, Ecology and Evolution. Her sister recalls teaching her algebra while she was still in first grade. Deanna took to math naturally, as well as all other subjects. Later, she was the head of quality control at Torbert & Castelman, overseeing the consistency of their products, and affectionately named “The Chemist”. She inherited her grandmother’s baking abilities becoming a noted baker, especially of cookies and pumpkin cheesecake.
Deanna was a kind, compassionate person a Woman of Valor. “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised. Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.” Proverbs 31:30-31
Funeral services are at 2 p.m., Monday, August 19, 2019, at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 2926 Preston Highway, Louisville.
Memorial gifts to Congregation Adath Jeshurun are appreciated.