Tina Susan Rieger, 63, the wife of United Jewish Communities' president and CEO Howard Rieger, died April 11 of pancreatic cancer at Beth Israel Hospital in New York.
Rieger worked in both health care and the arts in three different countries. In her later life, she became a fiber artist.
Her quilts, Jewish wedding canopies and other decorative pieces often depicted biblical and nature themes. They are scheduled for exhibition later this year in galleries in Israel and Pittsburgh, where she lived with her husband when he was the president of the United Jewish Federation.
"Tina Rieger was a remarkable woman whose contributions to the Jewish community and the world at large are cherished by so many," commented UJC chair Joe Kanfer of Akron, Ohio.