Eva Portnoy

June 13, 1925June 10, 2018

Eva Portnoy, age 92, of Lyndhurst, Ohio passed away on Sunday June 10, 2018. Eva was born June 13, 1925 in Youngstown, Ohio.

Beloved wife of the late Louis Portnoy; devoted mother of Joan (Gordon) Pang and Marilyn (Kevin) McQuade; dear sister of Belle Flax (deceased); cherished aunt and great-aunt.

Eva was a dedicated registered nurse for over 55 years and ended her career as the assistant director of nursing for Montefiore Home. She came to Cleveland to study at the Mt. Sinai Hospital School of Nursing following high school. While a student nurse she attended to burn victims of the East Ohio Gas fire in 1944.

Eva was deeply appreciated by the families and patients she served of the many years of her career.

A graveside services for Eva will be held Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Bet Olam Cemetery, 25796 Chagrin Boulevard, Beachwood, Ohio 44122.

Contributions in Eva's memory are suggested to the Cleveland APL (

Funeral arrangements under the direction of BERKOWITZ-KUMIN-BOOKATZ MEMORIAL CHAPEL (216) 932-7900.


  • Graveside Services Thursday, June 14, 2018

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Marilyn McQuade

June 17, 2018

Thank you for your lovely, heartfelt tribute. When we were searching for words to describe Mom's career, it was your words we were looking for. It is a comfort to know that she had such a lasting impression on her peers.

Cindy Cohen

June 13, 2018

I had the privilege of working with Ms. Portnoy as a nurse at Montefiore many years ago. I felt she really represented the grand "old guard" of nursing in the best possible way. She was a staunch advocate of providing the best care possible. She was a lovely lady and I enjoyed our many chats. My deepest sympathies.