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ABELOFF, CHARLES; From the Morning Call - Allentown, PA: January 24, 1985
  • Charles Abeloff, 79, of Frackville, Schuylkill County, died Tuesday in the Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Home, Frackville. He was the husband of the late Ruth (Janowitz) Abeloff. He owned and operated a gift shop in Frackville for 30 years before retiring in 1977. Among his survivors is a son Frederic of Allentown. The Nice Funeral Home, 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, is in charge of arrangements.
ABELOFF, MARY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: February 2, 1953
  • Mrs. Mary Abeloff, widow of Max Abeloff, of 107 North Jardin Street, died last night in St. Agnes' Hopsital, Philadelphia. Born in Russia, she was a daughter of the late Joel and Eva Prensky. She spend the greater part of her life in Shenandoah. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Surviving are five sons, Aaron and Benjamin, town; Charles, Frackville; Joseph and Sam, Reading; a daughter, Mrs. Aaron Milner, Philadelphia; six grandchildren and two brothers, Joseph and William Prensky, Mahanoy City. The funeral took place this afternoon from the Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters had charge.
ABELOFF, MAX; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: May 17, 1938
  • Funeral services were held this afternoon for Max Abeloff, a well known resident and business man of Shenandoah, who died at 11 o'clock last night at his home, 229 East Centre Street, following a brief illness. Mr. Abeloff had lived here 32 years. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue and one of the charter members of the B'rith Sholem Society. Surviving him are his wide, Mary, six children, Aaron, Charles, Benjamin, Samuel, Joseph and Bertha, all of Shenandoah, and two brothers and one sister in New York City. Religious services were held at the home and the grave in the Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Arther T. Buch and Rev. Hyman Schatz, J.J. Franey conducted the funeral.
ABELOFF, RUTH; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 14, 1977
  • At Reading Hospital. On Tuesday, December 13, 1977, Mrs. Ruth (nee Janowitz) Abeloff wife of Charles Abeloff of 30 North Lehigh Avenue, Frackville. Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral service on Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. from the Nice Funeral Home, 9 North Lehigh Street, Frackville. Interment Kehilath Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
ABELOFF, SARAH; Need Obituary

ABESHAUS, JENNIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: June 21, 1907
  • Jennie Abeshaus, a baby daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Abeshaus, of 112 Plum St., Shenandoah, died this morning in great agony. Last evening, while her mother was attending to some household duty in another part of the house, the baby crept to a cupboard in the kitchen and pulling herself up succeeded in unfastening the door clasp. After peering into several boxes she thrust her hand in a box of lye that had be opened for use only that morning. Taking a handful of the poison she thrust it in her mouth. Scarcely had she done so when her mother entered the room and saw at a glance what had occurred. A physician was promptly summoned and everything was done to remove the poison from her system but nothing succeeded and she died early today. Her little lips, tongue and teeth were badly burned. 
ABRAMS; ALICE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 29, 1932
  • Alice, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Abrams, of Spencer Street, passed away at the Ashland State Hospital this morning after a short illness. The funeral was held this afternoon and interment was made in the Jewish cemetery at Shenandoah. Nice was funeral director.
ABRAMS; ALLEN; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: May 1, 1962
  • Allen Abrams, 119 East Centre St., Shenandoah, died at his home Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. Dr. E.J. Cook pronounced him dead of heart failure. Mr. Abrams was born in Lithuania, a son of the late Samuel and Hilda Abrams. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation. Mr. Abrams had been a butcher for a number of years and operated a slaughter house. Surviving are his wife, the former Rose Israel; two sons, Isadore, Shenandoah; Dr. Samuel Abrams, Coatesville; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Sarah Esterman, Philadelphia; three brothers, Elmer and Morris, Philadelphia; Benjamin, New York. Funeral services Wednesday at the convenience of the family. Rabbi Marvin Weiss of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, will officiate. Interment in the Hebre Cemetery.
ABRAMS; DOROTHY; From The Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: November 23, 1991
  • Dorothy Abrams, 110 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, died this morning at Highland Nursing Home, Reading. Born in Pottsville, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Eve Falkowitz. She was educated in Pottsville Schools. Mrs. Abrams was a member of Kehilath Israel congregation, Shenandoah, and its Hadassah. Preceding her in death was her husband, Max. Surviving are nieces and nephews. Services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in Kehilath Israel Cemetery.
ABRAMS; ISADORE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 30, 2013
  • Isadore Abrams, 89, of Shenandoah, passed away Monday morning at Shenandoah Manor. Born in Lithuania, he was a soon of the late Alan and Rose Aaron Abrams. He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School and very active member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue of Shenandoah. During the war years, Isadore worked in the Philadelphia Naval yards and later took over the family business, Locustdale Meat Packing Co., which was started by his father. He ran the business for more than 45 years retiring in 1993. He will long be remembered for his dedication to the business and his customers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Samuel, husband of Sondra. Surviving are a wife of 67 years, Lena Weiss Abrams; a daughter, Sheryl A., wife of Philip Gilman, Marion Station; two sons, David husband of Penny, Mount Lebanon, and Robert, Ventnor City, N.J.; 10 grandchildren, Geoffrey T., husband of Amber, Mindy, wife of Darryl Dorish, Joshua, Rachel, Avi, Simi, Elana, Julia, Todd and Blake; three great-grandchildren, Bryce, Maddie and Ben; two nephews. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc., 1818 Mahatongo St., Pottsville. Interment will follow in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
ABRAMS, LENA (WEISS): From The Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 20, 2015
  • Lena Abrams, 90 of Shenandoah, passed away peacefully on Friday morning in Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. Born in Pottsville on May 9, 1925 she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Sarah (Gable) Weiss. She was a graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of the former Kehillat Israel Synagogue of Shenandoah where she served on the Hadassah committee. Lena was believed to be the last Jewish resident of Shenandoah. Lena was an office administrator for the family business, Locustdale Meat Packing Co., where she worked alongside her husband whose father started the business. The family will long be remembered for their dedication to the business and their customers. In addition to her parents and her husband, Isadore Abrams, to whom she was married for 67 years, Lena was preceded in death by her brothers Louis, Max, Phil and Isadore Weiss. Lena is survived by a daughter Sheryl A., wife of Philip Gilman of Merion Station, PA and two sons; David Abrams, husband of Penny, of Mt. Lebanon, PA and Robert Abrams of Ventnor City, NJ; 10 grandchildren; Geoffrey T. Abrams, husband of Amber: Mindy, wife of Darryl Dorish; Joshua Abrams, husband of Rachel; Rachel, wife of Eliyahu Sandel; Avi, Simi, and Elana Abrams; Julia, Todd, and Blake Gilman; 5 great grandchildren: Bryce, Maddie, Ben, Rivka, and Zoe. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, June 21st, at 3:00 p.m. at Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc., 1818 Mahantongo St., Pottsville with the Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating. Interment will follow Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah, PA. Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at lordbixler.com
ABRAMS, MAX; From The Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 23, 1974
  • Max Abrams, 110 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, owner of the Capitol Theatre, died early today in the New York Infirmary, New York City. He was also co-owner of the Strand Theatre with his uncle, the late Morris Oppenheimer. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Survivors include his wife Dorothy (Falkowitz); a brother, Leo Abrams of Bnai-Broch, Israel; two sisters, Mrs. Julius (Esther) Kunin, New York and Mrs. Alfred (Leah) Ufberg, Shenandoah; nieces and nephews. Services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Oravitz Home for Funerals by Rabbi Sidney Solomon. Burial in the Hebrew Cemetery.
ABRAMS; ROSE; From The Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 14, 1972
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Abrams, Shenandoah, were held from the Oravitz Home for Funerals with Rabbi William Weinberg, Pottsville, officiating. Representatives of the Shenandoah Chapter of Hadassah, Kehillat Israel Sisterhood and B'nai B'rith Chapter attended the funeral. Pallbearers were Izzi Weis, Elmer, Robert and David Abrams. Burial was in Kehillat Israel Cemetery with Rabbi Weinberg officiating. 
ABRAMSON, ROSE; Need Obituary

ALPERT, JOSEPH; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 11, 1921
  • Joseph Alpert, aged 46 years, who came here three months ago to stay with relatives, died suddenly at 7:30 o'clock last evening while on a visit to friends and relatives in New York City. The remains were brought to town on an afternoon train. Alpert's home is in Texas. He served in the Spanish American War and belonged to Camp No. 25, Spanish American War Veterans. His survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Philip Yarowsky, Mrs. M. Frezinski, and Mrs. Barney Frieband of town.
ALSHUTZ, ANNA REIKA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 28, 1930
  • Mrs. Anna Alshutz aged 83, mother of Bernard Alshutz, local jeweler, died at the home of her son, 23 North Main Street, last night, after being ill for some time. The deceased had made her home here for the past two years and was highly respected by all who knew her. Surviving are one son, Bernard Alshutz, one daughter, Mrs. J. Weitzman, of New York; one brother, Arnold Auerbach, and one sister, Pauline Halpern both of New York City. Seven grandchildren also survive, Lillian, Rose and David Alshutz, of town, and Mrs. Max Bernstein, Florence, Samuel and Jacob Weitzman, all of New York City. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Rabbi Isaac Werlin officiating. Burial will be made in the Hebrew cemetery. James J. Franey is the undertaker.
ALSHUTZ, BERNARD; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 22, 1951
  • Bernard Alshutz, of 23 North Main Street, passed away at his home Sunday evening  following a prolonged illness. He had operated a jewelry store at the home address. Born in Moscow, Russia, he came to this country at the age of 16 and made his home in Shenandoah after a short stay in New York. Well known in town and vicinity, Mr. Alshutz first owned a watch repair shop and later branched out into the present jewelry business. Mr. Alshutz was a member of the Miners' Mechanic and Building Loan Association and the Kehillat Israel Synagogue. A son, David Alshutz, died three years ago. Surviving are his widow, Hattie; two daughters, Lillian, a member of the Shenandoah public school teaching staff, at home and Mrs. Philip Meshel of Bethlehem. The funeral will be conducted from the residence tomorrow with services at 2 p.m. Rev. Joshua Sodden and Rev. Herman Rockoff of the Israel Synagogue will be in charge of the services. The cortege, on its way to the cemetery, will pass the synagogue. Interment will e in the Hebrew Cemetery. James J. Franey has charge.
ALSHUTZ, DAVID H.; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 5, 1948
  • David H. Alshutz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Alshutz, 23 North Main Street, well-known local businessman, died Saturday evening at the home of his sister, Mrs. Philip Meshel, New York City. He had been in ill health for some time. The body arrived from New York yesterday and was taken to the Franey Funeral Home. Born and reared in Shenandoah, he attended the local public schools. He had been associated with his father in the jewelry business for many years. In addition to his parents, he is further survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lillian, a teach in the Shenandoah School District and Mrs. Philip Meshel, of New York City. The funeral took place this afternoonat 3:30 o'clock from the J.J. Franey Funeral Home, 131 North Jardin Street. James J. Franey had charge.
ALSHUTZ, FANNIE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: October 29, 1918
  • Fannie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Alshutz, of South Main Street, died this morning after a few days illness of pneumonia. She was about twenty years old and well known and highly esteemed. Besides her parents she is survived by two sisters and one brother.
ALSHUTZ, HATTIE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 16, 1954
  • Funeral services were held for Mrs. Hattie Alshutz yesterday afternoon from the family residence, 23 North Main Street. Religious services at the home were conducted by Rabbi Irvin Chinn, who was in charge of the committal services in the Hebrew Cemetery. The pallbearers were Sam Harris, Charles Supowitz, Max Sorin, Sam Sorin and Max Aronoff. J.J. Franey had charge.
ALSHUTZ; LILLIAN; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 22, 1975
  • Lillian Alshutz, 74 of 24 Buckingham Drive, Bethlehem, a native of Shenandoah, died Sunday at St. Luke's Hospital, Bethlehem. Miss Alshutz was the daughter of the late Bernard and Hattie Alshutz. She was a teacher in the Shenandoah and New York City schools before retiring 10 years ago. She was a member of B'rith Sholom Community Center, Bethlehem. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Rose Meshel, Bethlehem. Services were held Monday morning from the Wallace M. Long Funeral Home, Bethlehem.
APPLE, ALLAN S.; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: Mar 28, 2005
  • Allan Shepherd Apple, 65, of Harrisburg, died Saturday at the The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. He attended Chisuk Emuna and was formerly in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He worked throughout the country as a bartender and was once the proprietor of The Apple and the Frenchman, a local restaurant and bar. A superb athlete, he loved all sports. He was passionate about music and was a talented writer and poet. He is the grandson of Sam and Bertha Harris and Lena and Joseph Apple, formerly of Shenandoah. He is survived by his mother, Bessie Klitzner, Shenandoah; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice Apple Malett and Jerry Malett, Larchmont, N.Y.; two nieces and a nephew; grandnieces and nephews; and a son, Jeffrey. Funeral services were held Sunday at Chisuk Emuna Chapel and interment followed in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Shiva will be observed from 3 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the The Jewish Home. The family requests donations be made to The Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, 4000 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17112 or to Chisuk Emuna, Fifth Street and Division, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Hetrick Funeral Home Inc., Harrisburg is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be shared at www.hetrick-funeralhome.com
APPLE-KLITZNER, BESS (HARRIS); Need Citation
  • We mourn the passing of Bess Apple Klitzner, originally from Shenandoah, PA, then Harrisburg, PA and New Rochelle, NY. Bess was the beloved wife of Moe Apple; mother of Alan Apple; and sister of Sara Malett, all of whom passed before her, as well as her spouse Jake Klitzner. Bess was blessed with a loving and caring circle of of family, caregivers, hospice nurses, and friends. Bess was intelligent, well read and had an inner strength that guided her through life's most difficult situation. A woman who insisted for caring for her family at home when others would not have been able, and in the end, she was afforded the same respect by her family. Bess was active in the Kehillat Israel Synagogue and Cemetery in Shenandoah; Kesher Israel Congregation in Harrisburg; a member of the Westchester Jewish Center; and a life member of Hadassah. Bess and Moe Apple and her sister and brother-in-law, Dottie and Jerry Pollack, were co-owners of the Harrison Bakery in Harrisburg, which created a tight, close bond amongst the four of them. Bess was mother to Janice Malett; mother-in-law to Jerry Malett; sister and sister-in-law to Mendel and Ethel Harris; sister-in-law to Webb and Rhoda Apple; grandmother to Shoshana Malett, Daniel Malett, Marissa Apple Rodriguez and their spouses; great-grandmother of six and aunt to many nieces and nephews. Burial took place in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery in Shenandoah. "A woman of valor" , "a woman of velour", "a woman who took charge", and a gift to us all. We send you with much love and admiration. Contributions can be made to the Kehillat Israel Cemetery on their website or to Project Ezra, 465 Grand Street, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10002.
APPLE, JOSEPH; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 11, 1944
  • Joseph Apple died at his home, 28 S. Lehigh St., Shenandoah, Tuesday evening. Born in Riga-Latvia in 1892, he came to Shenandoah 35 years ago from Baltimore. He conducted a grocery store on N. White. St., retiring six years ago due to ill health.
APPLE, LENA; Mrs. Lena Apple, a former resident of Shenandoah died yesterday in the Harrisburg General Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph Apple who owned and operated a grocery store on White Street in town many years ago. She was a native of Reading, and resided in Shenandoah with her husband until about 13 years ago, when they moved to Harrisburg. A member of the Kesher Israel Sisterhood, she leaves to survive two children, Rae, wife of Mark Veetal, and William Apple, both of Harrisburg; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Fanny Brett of Philadelphia, also survives and is well-known in the area having been married to the late Dr. Brett, who at one time resided in Mahanoy City. Services will be conducted tomorrow at the Kesher Israel Cemetery Chapel in Harrisburg, followed by burial which will be made in the Hebrew Community Center in Shenandoah at 2 p.m. Shiva will be observed tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. Rae Veetal at 2006 Susquehanna Street in Harrisburg.

APPLE, MORRIS; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 29, 1968
  • Morris "Moe" Apple, 49, a native and former resident of Shenandoah, died Saturday morning as his home, 261 Peffer St., Harrisburg. The son of Mrs. Lena Apple and the late Joseph Apple, he was graduated from J.W. Cooper High School. He was a veteran of World War II, a member of the Kesher Israel Synagogue of Harrisburg and B'nai B'rith. Survivors include his wife, the former Bessie Harris, a son, Allen; a daughter, Janice Malett; two grandchildren; a sister, Rae Veetal; a brother, William; his mother, Lena, all of Harrisburg. Funeral services were held at Kesher Israel Cemetery Chapel, Harrisburg. Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
ARANOFF; GUSSIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: February 25, 1948
  • Mrs. Augusta Aranoff, wife of Louis Aranoff, of 12 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, while visiting her daughter Mrs. Lillie Eisenstein of North Bergen, N.J., was stricken with a heart attack Monday and died a few minutes later. Born in Europe, she came to this county more than 35 yers ago and settled in Shenandoah. Her husband and family have been engaged in the wholesale grocery business there for about 20 years. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Besids her husband, she is survived by four daughters, Sylvia and Rose, at home; Mrs. Maurice Asher, Phila.; and Mrs. Eisenstein, North Bergen, N.J.; three sons, Abe, Harry and David, Shenandoah, and 10 grandchildren. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah.
ARANOFF, HARRY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 26, 1999
  • Harry Aranoff, 91, of 440 E. 79th Street, New York City, N.Y., formerly of Shenandoah, died Jan. 19 at home. Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Aranoff. He had operated a wholesale food business on South Main Street, Shenandoah. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, and Kehillath Jeshunrun Synagogue, New York City. He was one of the original pioneers in orchestrating the State of Israel bonds to American banks as part of his lifetime dedication to the Jewish people and the state of Israel. Surviving are his wife, the former Freda Appleman; a son, Dr. Jonathon, New York City, two daughters, Dr. Shera Tuchman, New York City, and Dr. Gaya Bernstein, Riverdale, N.Y.; several grandchildren. Services were held in New York City. Rabbis Haskel and Joshua Lookstein officiated. Interment was in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandaoh. Plaza Memorial Funeral Home, New York City, was in charge of arrangements.
ARANOFF; LOUIS; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 9, 1958
  • Louis Aranoff of 12 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, wholesale grocer and food distributor, died on Wednesday morning ni Miami Beach Hospital, Miami Beach, Fla., after an illness of several weeks. A Shenandoah businessman for many years, Mr. Aranoff was a member of the Hebrew Congregation. Surviving are three sons: Abe, Harry and Dave, all of Shenandoah; four daughters: Mrs. Lilllian Einstein of New Jersey; Mrs. Rhea Asher of Philadelphia; Mrs. Rose Cohen of New Jersey, and Mrs. Sylvia Cohen of Rockaway, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Meresky of New Jersey. His body will be flows to Idlewild Airport, New York, where it will be met on Wednesday evening by representatives of Oravitz Funeral Home of Shenandoah. Funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from Mr. Aranoff's late residence. Interment will be made in the Hebrew Cemetery at Shenandoah.
ARANOFF, MAURICE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: September 14, 1942
  • Maurice Aranoff, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Aranoff, 12 North Jardin Street, died this morning in Dr. Wolfe's private hospital, Philadelphia. He took ill suddenly Saturday night and was rushed to Philadelphia yesterday. Besides his parents he leaves three brothers, Harry and Abe, of town, and Private David Aranoff, Fort Wheeler, Texas, and four sisters, Mrs B. Eisenstein, of North Bergen, N.J., Mrs. Maurice Asher, of town, and Sophia and Rose, at home.
ARNOFF, FANNIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: November 14, 1983
  • Fannie Arnoff Kaplan, formerly of Shenandoah, died Saturday in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. She was born in Lithuania. She resided in Shenandoah most of her life. She was a member of the Kehillot Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Surviving is her husband Max, who is also hospitalized. Services were held Sunday from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah, with Rabbi Abraham Havivi, Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville, officiating. Interment was in Kehillot Israel Cemetery.
ARNOFF: MAX; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 19, 1985
  • Max Arnoff, 82, a former resident of Shenandoah, died Thursday in Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. At one time he was affiliated with Harris Bakery, Shenandoah. His wife, Fannie, died in 1983. Surviving are nieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. E. Manuel Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Klitzner, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Pollack and Sarah Malett. Funeral services were held this afternoon with Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah in charge. Rabbi Norman Singer officiated. Interment was in Kehillat Israel Synagogue.
ARONOFF; ANNA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 3, 1972
  • Mrs. Anna Aronoff, formerly of Frackville, died Friday in New York. Widow of Samuel Aronoff, former Frackville businessman, she left Frackville 20 years ago and is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frances Rock in Brooklyn, and three grandchildren. The funeral is Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Oravitz Funeral Parlor in Shenandoah, with burial in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Rabbi Herman Berg of Shenandoah will officiate.
ARONOFF, BURTON; From the Pottsville Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: December 26, 2009
  • Burton Aronoff, 90, of 901 S.W. 5th St., Boca Raton, Fla., died Saturday at Boca Community Hospital, Fla. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Isadore and Sophie Aronoff. He was employed as a publisher and was a former member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue. He was a veteran of World War II. Surviving are his wife, Betty Miller Aronoff; two sons, Dr. Stephen, husband of Deborah Aronoff, Pipersville, and Aaron, husband of Deanna Aronoff, California; and five grandchildren. Graveside services with interment will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Contributions can be made to Temple University, Department of Journalism, School of Communication Burton Aronoff Award for News Writing. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah is in charge of local arrangements.
ARONOFF; DAVID; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: July 25, 1910
  • David Aronoff, a young man about twenty-two years old, who lived with his brother, Isadore, at 112 North Pear Street, met death by drowning yesterday in the Job dam, between Barnesville and Tamaqua. Several weeks ago Mrs. Aronoff, wife of Isadore, went to Barnesville with her children to spend several weeks. Each Sunday her husband and his brother joined her and the children. Yesterday as usual the brothers went to Barnesville, and had not been there more than a few hours when David and a friend named Morris Moshart, walked to Job's dam to boat and bathe. After they had been in the water for some time Moshart and Aronoff separated. Aronoff was swimming with his hands grasping the boat when in some manner he disappeared presumably from the effects of a cramp. His companion gave the alarm but was some time before help was secured. The dam was hurriedly drained and the body recovered. The Deputy Coroner, of Tamaqua, was notified but an investigation convinced him that the drowning was purely an accident. Undertaker O'Neil was summoned and last night the body was brought to his late home, where it was prepared for burial. This afternoon, the funeral took place, services being held at the house by the Rabbi Blott. Interment was made in the Jewish cemetery. The deceased was a resident of town for about four years and was well known, having a large circle of friends. Besides his brother, Isadore, another brother, Samuel, resides in New York.
ARONOFF; ELEANOR; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: March 26, 1925
  • The funeral of Eleanor, the 12 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Isadore Aronoff, of S. Main St., who died Tuesday afternoon at the Jefferson Hospital, Phila., following an operation for mastoiditis took place Wednesday afternoon. She attended the public schools and was a pupil in the fifth grade. She is survived by her parents, two sisters and one brother. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery.
ARONOFF; FLORENCE; Need Obituary

ARONOFF; ISADORE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 8, 1956
  • Isadore Aronoff, 24 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, prominent merchant for more than half a century died of a heart attack at his place of business on N. Main St., Shenandoah, 7 p.m. Friday. Mr Aronoff was born in Russia. He came to the United States as a youth. He opened a dry goods store in Shenandoah in 1904 an conducted the business until the time of his death. He had been suffering with a heart ailment but was able to conduct his business. Mr. Aronoff was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, of which he was once president. He was one of the organizers of the congregation and took an active interest in religious programs. He was one of the founders of the Hebrew Community Center in Shenandoah and helped to develop it into a recreational center. He was a member of the Zionist Organization of America. Surviving are two daughters, Milly, wife of Barney Suden, at home; Sylvia, wife of William Miller, Maryland; one son, Burton, Johnstown; six grandchildren. He was the last member of his immediate family. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon from his late home. Interment will be made in Shenandoah Hebrew Cemetery. J A. Oravitz and Sons are in charge.
ARONOFF; SAMUEL; Need Obituary

ARONOFF, SOPHIE; Need Obituary

ARONOFF-MILLER, SYLVIA; Need Obituary

ATKINS, DAVID; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: November 5, 1938
  • David Atkins, 33, of Spring and Railroad Avenue, Frackville died yesterday at the Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, after a two weeks' illness. His condition was reported to have been fair and his family was preparing for his homecoming when they heard of his death. He was born in Shenandoah, but Frackville about 25 years. His mother is patient at the Locust Mountain Hospital. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Morris Atkins; three sisters, Mary, R.N., of New York City; Elizabeth and Edith, at home; two brothers, Levi and Hyman, of Frackville. The brothers left for Philadelphia to bring the body home. The funeral will take place tomorrow. Nice Estate is in charge. 
ATKINS, MORRIS; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 7, 1946
  • Morris Atkisn, a native of Russia, died at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Max Havison, 219 N. Nice St., Frackville, Sunday evening. He was a resident of Frackville for several years. Surviving are three daughters, Betty, California; Edith, Allentown; Mrs. Mary Havison, Frackville, and one son, Henry, Frackville. Two grandchildren also survive. His funeral was held from the home of his daughter in Frackville on Monday afternoon with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. The Nice Funeral Service was in charge.
ATKINS; SYLVIA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: November 28, 1938
  • The funeral of Mrs. Morris Atkins, Springs Street and Railroad Avenue, Frackville, was held yesterday afternoon. Services were in charge of Rabbi A. Buch and Rev. H. Schatz, Shenandoah. The pallbearers were Hyman Shapiro, I. Feinberg, Samuel Lipkin, Harry Lehrman, Frackville and Max Levine and Hyman Katz, Shenandoah. Burial was made in Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. Nice Estate had charge.
AUERBACH, NATHAN; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 13, 1929
  • Nathan Auerbach, aged 48 years, of the Capitol apartments, North Main Street, president of the Shenandoah Heights Realty Company, was instantly killed early today when the Chrysler roadster in which he was riding, with Miss Lillian Levine, his secretary, of South Main Street, collided with another machine on the Roosevelt Boulevard, while returning from New York City to Shenandoah. Miss Levine, who was thrown from the vehicle, by the impact of the crash was critically injured and is a patient at the St. Joseph's Hospital, suffering from lacerations, contusions, internal injuries and a probable fractured skull. Her condition is regarded as precarious. Immediately after the crash, Mr. Auerbach was extricated from beneath the debris of the wrecked automobile and given first aid attention by passing motorists. A city hospital ambulance, hastily summoned, arrived on the scene a few minutes later, and the physician in charge pronounced the victim dead. After being given emergency attention, Miss Levine was rushed to the hospital Mr. Auerbach's body was taken to the city morgue to await burial arrangements. The coroner's office has not yet set a date for the inquest. The occupants of the other vehicle were not seriously hurt. The victim's body will probably be taken to New York City, his former home, for burial. Mr. Auerbach's death removes from local community life the man who founded Shenandoah Heights, a community that will endure as a monument to his memory. He was president of the Shenandoah Heights Realty Company, and was in large measure the guiding factor in this enterprise. He came to Shenandoah eight years ago, and at once started work on the Heights community. Besides being active in this field, Mr. Auerbach was highly interested in civic affairs. He was president of the local Zionist group, and was an executive member of the Pennsylvania Federation of Zionist Societies. His religious affiliations were with the Keheleth Israel synagogue, town, and he was active in the work of the Hebrew Community Centre. More recently Mr. Auerbach was consolidated with a group of associates in the Merchants' Realty Company, town, which at the time of his death, was rapidly completing the reconstruction work on the old Price hotel, Main and Coal streets, for conversion into apartments and store rooms. Several months ago with a group of county building construction engineers, building material contractors and others, Mr. Auerbach formed the Schuylkill County Builder's Exchange, being elected vice president. The Suburban Bus Lines, the Heights Construction Company and other kindred subsidiaries of the Heights Company were under his supervision. His offices were located in the Capitol Theatre building. Mr. Auerbach and Miss Levine left town Tuesday for a visit to New York City. They were returning home by way of the Roosevelt Boulevard when the accident occurred. The deceased is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Block, Estella, Edith and Esther Auerbach, all residing in New York; one brother, Louis Auerbach, Hazleton; and two sisters, Mrs. Phillip Moneson and Mrs S. Poz, both of New York. He was a member of the New York City Masons. Bernard Alshutz, North Main Street Jeweler, is his cousin. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
  • Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at three o'clock for the late Nathan Auerbach, president of the Shenandoah Heights Realty Company, who was instantly killed in an automobile accident on the Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, early last Thursday morning, from the local Hebrew Community Centre, at Jardin and Oak Streets. Rabbi Isaac Werlin, pastor of the local Keheleth Israel Synagogue, was in charge of the services, which were simply, and at the same time impressive and beautiful. The funeral was largely attended by friends of the deceased, including representatives of civic life, bankers and builders and men with whom he was associated in a business way while here. A number of beautiful floral garlands surrounded the body and were an attest to the esteem in which Mr. Auerbach was held by his friends and acquaintances. The Shenandoah Height Fire Company, in which Mr. Auerbach was highly interested, attended the funeral in a body. The interment was made in the local Hebrew cemetery with Rabbi Werlin in charge. The pall bearers were Hon. Paul W. Houck, Dan J. Ferguson, Esq., Morris Oppenheimer, Max Levit, Abe Wolowitz, and Phillip Levine. The funeral director of J. J. Franey, of town
AUGUST, ABNER; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 10, 1958
  • Funeral services for Abner August, 29 South Lehigh Street, town, were held at 1 p.m, Sunday from the Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street. Rabbi Marvin Sugarman, spiritual leader of Kehillat Israel, officiated, and interment was made in the local Hebrew Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Sweet, Charles Penn, Nathan Rudberg, Max Haverson, Henry Supowit, Isidor Fietelson and Barney Ufberg. W. Harry Waters had charge. Surviving are his widow, Pauline, Frackville; son, Samuel of Shenandoah and Bernard of Tuscon, Ariz.
BARON, BENJAMIN; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: April 28, 1994
  • Benjamin Baron, 192 Indiana Ave., Shenandoah Heights, a former businessman, died Wednesday evening at home. He was the former owner and operator of three clothing stores in Frackville, Mahanoy City and Shenandoah. He was also a retired insurance broker. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was a son of the late Morris and Sarah Baron. He formerly lived in Frackville. He attended Penn State University. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was president of the former Keheleth Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, member of Frackville Elks Lodge, Jewish Water Veterans and Disabled American Veterans, Shenandoah. Surviving are his wife, the former Rewa Freeline; two sons, Michael, Harrisburg, and Richard, Pottsville; a sister, Frances Supowit, Largo, Fla.; nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in Keheleth Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
BARON, RELVA/REBA (FREDDLINE); From Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 14, 2008
  • Relva Freddline Baron, 87, formerly of Indiana Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, passed away Saturday at the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. Born in Minersville, April 16, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Fanny Freddline. She was preceded in deather by her husband, Ben, in 1994; a son Richard. Surviving is a son, Michael, Hummelstown. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, with Rabbi Muroff officiating. Calling hours are from noon today until the time of services. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
BARON, RICHARD JAY; Need Obituary

BERGER, JENNIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: February 16, 1952
  • The funeral of Mrs. Jennie, wife of the late Samuel Berger, who died Thursday evening at her home 205 E. Centre St., Shenandoah, was held from her late home Friday afternoon. Burial was made in the Hebrew Cemetery. Pall bearers were Leo Levin, Alfred Krap, John Marateck, Mark Veetal, Harold and Irvin Siswein. Mrs Berger, a native of Austria, lived the greater part of her life in Shenandoah, where she was a member of Kellieth Synagogue. Her husband died six years ago, and she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Louis Charnes, with whom she lived and Mrs. Joseph Padonei, N.Y.C., a former teach in Shenandoah School District; one son Israel, Wash., D.C., one sister, Mrs. Minnie Finfer, Shenandoah, and two brothers, Israel Siswein, furniture dealer and George Siswein, florist and decorator, both of Shenandoah. James J. Franey was the funeral director.
BERGER, SAMUEL; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 24, 1945
  • Samuel Berger, 205 E. Centre St., Shenandoah, died at the Jefferson Hospital on Monday morning. He was a patient at the hospital for 10 days. He was employed at the Cressona Ordinance plant. Surviving is his wife and two daughters: Bertha, at home, and Sadie, wife of Joseph Padawer, N.Y., and one son, Israel, at home. His body will be brought to Shenandoah and funeral will take place upon completion of arrangements by the J.J. Franey Funeral Service.
BERNSTEIN, SYLVIA UFBERG; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 6, 2003
  • Sylvia U. Bernstein, 87, of Jewish Nursing Home, Harrisburg, formerly of Shenandoah, died Saturday at the home. Raised in Shenandoah, she worked for a motion picture studio in Washington, D.C., for several years and for Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry for 18 years before retiring. She was the past president of the Harrisburg Chapter of the Jewish War Veterans, chorus at the Jewish Community Center, Senior Adult Club, and a volunteer at the Jewish Home for seven years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hyman; a brother, Dr. Saul Ufberg. Surviving are a daughter, Eileen Randy Miner, Harrisburg, a stepdaughter, Anita Kresge, Newport; two sisters, Mae Stark, Baltimore, Md., and Rose Bergenthal, Miami, Fla., nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Shenandoah Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Shiva will be held at 5 p.m., Tuesday at the Jewish Home, Harrisburg. Reese Funeral Home, Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.
BERSON, DOROTHY UFBERG; From the Times-Tribune - Scranton, PA; November 22, 1997
  • Dorothy Ufberg Berson, of Shenandoah and Hunter's Run, Delray, Fla., died Tuesday in Lake Medical Center, Philadelphia. She was the wife of Dr. Paul Berson. Born in Shenandoah, she was a lifelong member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue. She was long active in various civic and Jewish organizations, including Hadassah and B'nai B'rith. Also surviving are two daughters, Margie Klein and Karen Rafsky, both of Bala Cynwud; a brother, Alfred Ufberg, Scranton; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Sam, Max and Dave. The funeral was Thursday in the Oravitz Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Interment, Kehillat Israel Cemetery. Shiva will be observed by her husband and daughters at the home of Margie and Bill Klein, Bala Cynwyd. Alfred Ufberg will observe shiva at his home, 550 Clay Ave. Callers are welcome today,  7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday through Tuesday, 2 to 5:30 and 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah or to a charity of the donor's choice.
BERSON, IDA; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: February 10, 1978
  • Mrs. Ida Krim Berson, of 111 N. Main St., Shenandoah, died Saturday morning, Feb. 4, at Broad Mountain Manor, Frackville. She was the widow of Samuel Berson with whom she had operated a jewelry business in Shenandoah for many years. He died in 1974. Mrs. Berson was born in Norway, daughter of the late Morris and Pauline Krim, and had lived most of her life in Shenandoah. She was a member of Kehilat Israel Congregation, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith and Sisterhood. Surviving are two sons, Dr. Paul Berson, Shenandoah and Dr. Harold Berson, Wilkes-Barre; a daughter, Sylvia, wife of Joseph Finkleman, Shenandoah, a jeweler; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Services were held Sunday afternoon from the Oravitz Home for Funerals. Burial was in the Kehilat Israel Cemetery.
BERSON, PAUL; From the Repubican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 24, 2001
  • Services for Dr. Paul Berson, 86, of 28 E. Oak St., Shenandoah, who died Monday morning at Sunrise Assisted Living Center, Haverford, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. He practiced dentistry in Shenandoah for more than 58 years until retiring. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Samuel and Ida Krim Berson. He was a graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, where he was class president. He was a member and past president of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, a member of Rotary Club, Lions Club and Masonic Lodge, Shenandoah, Valley Country Club and Fountain Springs Country club and American Dental Association. He was a past chairman of the local United Jewish Appeal Fund. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy Ufberg. Surviving are two daughters, Margie Kline Bala Cynwyd, and Karen Rafsky, Penn Valley; a brother, Harold, Florida; a sister, Sylvia Finkleman, Florida; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
BERSON, SAMUEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA; September 3, 1974
  • Samuel Berson, a Shenandoah businessman for over 60 years, died Sunday in Locust Mountain Hospital after an illness of two years. Born in Russia, he came to this country in 1905 at the age of 19 and settled in Shenandoah. He established the Berson Jewelry Store in 1913 and was active until retirement 10 years ago. Surviving are his wife, the former Ida Krim; a son, Dr. Paul Berson, a daughter Mrs. Joseph (Sylvia) Finkelman, both of Shenandoah; a son, Dr. Harold Berson, of Kingston; six grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation and the B'nai B'rith. Funeral services were held Monday from the Oravitz Home for Funerals with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers including Dr. Martin Finkelman, Dr. Neal Rogers, Dr. Donald Weinstein, Atty. Bruce Hurwitz, Atty. William Klein and Allen Frent. Oravitz and Flaherty Funeral Services had chage
BLOCH, BESSIE; Need Obituary

BLOCK, INFANT; Need Obituary

BLOCK; MRS. SAMUEL; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 26, 1897
  • Death summoned Mrs. Samuel Block at her residence on South Main Street, at 7:30 o'clock this morning. Her death was due to confinement. Deceased was 32 years of age and is survived by her husband and two children. A child that was born last Friday died also was interred in the Keheloth-Israel cemetery yesterday afternoon.
BRAUDE, SADIE RUDBERG; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: August 15, 1960
  • Mrs. Sadie Braude, of 310 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, died Monday at 12:30 a.m. in her home after a lengthy illness. A native of Shenandoah, Mrs. Braude was a daughter of the late Charles and Julia Goldberg Rudberg. She was a member of Kehillat Israel Congregation, the Hadassah, Sisterhood and women of B'nai B'rith. Surviving are her father; a sister, Rae; wife of Joseph Rich, and three brothers: Nathan and Israel, both of Shenandoah; and Harry of Orlando, Fla. Funeral Monday afternoon from Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Rabbi Marvin Sugarman officiated. Interment in Hebrew Cemetery.
BROWN, FRANCES LOUISE; Need Obituary

COFFEE; LENORE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 15, 1913
  • Lenore, the five-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Coffee, of Mahanoy City, died this morning of intestinal indigestion.
DAVIDS; JOSEPH; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 6, 1895
  • Joseph Davids, a Hebrew, was killed in the mines at Patterson, near Mr. Carmel, yesterday, and to-day his remains where brougth to this town for burial. The remains were taken in charge by the Keholes of Israel congregation and interred in the cemetery of the congregation on the hill.
DAVISON, BESSIE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: August 16, 1941
  • The community was saddened today by news of the death of Mrs. Leonard J. Davison, wife of the well-known furniture dealer. She died at her home, 113 North Main Street, at six o'clock this morning. Mrs. Davison, a woman of sterling character, had been ill for more than a year and during most of this time has been confined to her home. Her condition became critical again about ten day s ago and, while expected, her death came as a shock to her family and friends. Mrs. Davison took a genuine interest in many activities during her lifetime and, when her health permitted, was active in the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society, B'nai B'rith Auxiliary, and Youth Aliyah. She attended the Kehillat Israel Synagogue. She was born in Shenandoah, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Shapiro, and lived here her entire life. She was widely-known and numbered people in all walks of life among her friends. Her long illness and death, was keenly felt throughout the community. Funeral services will be held at the late home, at 2 o'clock (E.S.T.) this afternoon, with Rabbi Edward M. Tenenbaum, of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, in charge. Rabbi Tenenbaum also will conduct services at the cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Davison are her husband, Leonard J.; one daughter, Ruby; and three sons, Jules, Bernard and Max. Two sisters, Mrs. Nat Levy and Mrs Anna Rosenthal of Wilkes-Barre also survive. William Menkewicz is the funeral director.
DAVISON; BUD; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 15, 2013
  • Bernard T. "Bud" Davison, 90 of 2940 N. Course Drive, Pompano Beach, Fla., and formerly of Shenandoah, died Friday at Holy Cross Hospital, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born in Shenandoah, March 23, 1923, he was a son of the late Leonard J. and Bessie "Shapiro" Davison. He was a graduate of the former J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, attended Bucknell University, Lewisburg, for two years and graduated from New York University. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed in England. He was the owner and operator of the former L.J. Davison Furniture Store, Shenandoah. He was a member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville. He enjoyed reading The New York Times and Barron Magazine. He was a stock investor, loved golf, cigars and good scotch. He was preceded by two brothers, Sydney and Jules Davison; and a sister, Ruby Fogel. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Suzanne Neverrtts Davison; two sons, Jeffrey A. Davison and Lee K. Davison, a brother, attorney Maxwell E. Davison, nieces and nephews. Religious service will being at 12:30 p.m. today from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin Street, Shenandoah, with Rabbi Larry G. Kaplan officiating. Interment will follow in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. There will be no calling hours. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. 
DAVISON, GABRIEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 25, 1934
  • G.C. Davison, 68, a former businessman of town, passed away at 1:30 o'clock this morning at the Fountain Springs Hospital. Death followed an illness of nearly five months' duration. Mr. Davison conducted a furniture store at 118 North Main Street for 40 yers or ore. About 12 years ago he sold his store and has since lived retired. Word of Mr. Davison's death was sad news to his many personal and business friends and acquaintances throughout this region, where he was well known and respected. He is survived by one brother, L.J. of town, and one sister, Mrs. Anna Gauz of Freeland, Pa. Services will be conducted and the funeral will take place at 5 p.m. today from the home of his brother, L.J. Davison, at 113 North Main street. Interment will be in the local Hebrew Cemetery. J.J. Franey has charge.
DAVISON, JULES S.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: June 26, 1964
  • Funeral of Jules S. Davison was held Wednesday afternoon from the Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Services at the home and cemetery were in charge of Rabbi Sheldon Friedman. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. The honorary pallbearers were Herbert Ratzburg, Harold Reese, Joseph Dalton, Joseph Matalavage, Martin McGuire, John Miernicki, Frank Toole, Dr. William A. Schmidt, Dominic Snyder, Naysh Brennan, D.D.S., and Harry Cook, all directors of the Union National Bank, and Henry Hershinson, Martin Rigorotsky, Abe Wolowitz, Joseph Levit, Al Ufberg, Irving Richmond and Mendel Harris all past presidents of the Kehillat Israel congregation. Pallbearers were Larry Kempner, Marty Fogel, Joseph Finkelman, Paul Berson, D.D.S., Benjamin Baron, Irving Friedman, Jacob Klitzner, Manny Kempner. 
DAVISON, LEONARD J.; From the Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: September 17, 1942
  • Leonard J. Davison, of of Shenandoah's most prominent merchants, died of a heart ailment yesterday morning at his home. Born in Russia, he came to this country when a boy, and resided in Shenandoah for about 43 years. He was a president of Kehillat Israel Congregation in Shenandoah, one of the founders of the Hebrew Community Center, a member of the Elks' Lodge and B'nai B'rith, and one of the original members of the board of directors of the union National Bank of Shenandoah. His wife died 13 months ago, and he is survived by four children; Julius, of Shenandoah, Bernard, in the U.A. Army Reserve; Ruby and Maxwell at home. Also surviving are one sister, Mrs. Oscar Gauz, of Freeland, an a number of nieces and nephews, including Ben Gauz, of this city; Mrs. I. Karp, of Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre, and Dr. M.J. Gauz, of Freeland. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon from the late home, with burial in the Hebrew cemetery at Shenandoah.
DAVISON, MAX; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: March 7, 1931
  • News was received in town last night announcing the death of Max Davison, which occurred at nine o'clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. A. Gauz, Freeland. The deceased died from a complication of diseases due to old age, in his ninetieth year. He was well known in town and his many friends will be pained to learn of his death. He is survived by two sons, G.G. Davison and L.J. Davison, both furniture dealers in town, and Mrs. A. Gauz of Freeland. A sad feature of the death is that three members of the Davison family have passed away within the past few months.\
DAVISON, SARAH; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 22, 1929
  • Sarah, wife of Max Davison, one of the pioneer residents of town, died yesterday in a New York hospital, where she was a patient for several weeks. She was well known and held in high esteem by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. O. Gauz, of Freeland, and two sons, G.C., of Tamaqua, and Leonard J. Davison, the North Main Street merchant. The body arrived in town today and the funeral took place this afternoon. Interment was made in the Jewish cemetery. Services were conducted by Rabbi I. Werlin. Williams & Son were funeral directors.
DAVISON, SIDNEY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 26, 1931
  • The community was shocked today when news spread announcing the sudden death of Sidney, eleven-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard J. Davison, of 115 North Main Street. It was almost unbelievable, because the boy was seen playing around as usual on Tuesday. On Tuesday night the boy became suddenly ill. The family physician was summoned and administered aid and the boy responded to the treatment, but during last evening he grew desperately ill. Several physicians were called and his illness was classed as pneumonia. Everything known to medical skill was resorted to, but he grew gradually worse, as the disease made too great inroads on his frail constitution, and he grew gradually weaker until 11:30 last night, when he breathed his last. His parents and other relatives were at his bedside when the end came. Late yesterday afternoon when condition became critical, Dr. A.C. Morgan, a Philadelphia specialist, was called in consultation with the local physicians. Sidney was born in town, the second son of the couple. He was a bright little fellow and well known. He was of a pleasing disposition and was a general favorite. He attended the Jefferson School building in the sixth grade and was bright and well thought of by teachers and pupils, who were shocked at his sudden demise. The family has the sympathy of the entire community in their sore bereavement. He is survived by his parents, one sister Ruby, and two brothers, Julius and Bernard Davison.
DIAMOND; HELEN; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA; April 17, 1957
  • Mrs. Helen Diamond, 126 North Main Street, passed away at 1 p.m. yesterday in the Einstein Medical Center, Southern Division, Philadelphia. She was a patient there the past two weeks. A life-long resident of Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Harris and Sybil Weingarten Gozinsky. She was educated in the local schools and was graduated from the Shenandoah Public High School. Her husband and a daughter died some time ago. Jacob Gozinsky, a brother, died on October 2, 1955, while Simon Gozinsky, another brother, died on October 7, 1956. Mrs. Diamond was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue congregation and was active in the Sisterhood of the Synagogue, the Ladies Auxiliary of B'nai B'rith Loge and the local Hadassah Chapter. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fogel and Anna, wife of Harry Bohorad, both of Mahanoy City; three brothers, Isaac, David and Daniel Gozinsky, all of Shenandoah. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held tomorrow at  p.m. from the family residence. Rabbi Irvin Chinn will be in charge of the services. Interment will follow in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters is funeral director.
DIAMOND, RUTH SYLVIA; Need Obituary

DIRECTOR; SYLVIA; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: January 24, 1970
  • The funeral of Mrs. Murray (Sylvia) Director of 23 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah, took place from the Oravitz Home for Funerals with Rabbi Herman Berg officiating with services at the funeral home in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery. Attending in a body were employees of the Martin Shirt Company, Pallbearers were Nat Director, Jack Rigrotsky, Neil Rogers, Ben Baron, Morton Fogel, Joseph Frank and Danny Saluta. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Paul Berson, Joseph Finkleman, Aaron Abeloff and Al Ufberg. Shiva services will be conducted at the family residence. J.A. Oravitz and Sons had charge.
DURST; SARAH MAY; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 24, 1979
  • Mrs. May (Levit) Durst, 83, formerly of Shenandoah, died Saturday in Philadelphia, where she was a long-time resident. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Levit, and the wife of Max Durst, president and founder of the Keystone Brass and Rubber Co. Mrs. Durst was the niece of Sol, Max and Joseph Levit, who along with their [brother], Harry, were leading Shenandoah merchants at the turn of the century. She was a sponsor and active supporter of welfare for the aged and was avidly devoted to the visual arts, having been an oil and ceramic painter. She attended Shenandoah schools and Wyoming Seminary. Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Theresa Pincus and Mrs. Adelaide. G. Katz, both of Philadelphia; three brothers, Morris and Dr. Samuel Levit, both of Philadelphia, and David Levit, Topeka, Kan.; one niece, two nephews and two grand-nephews. Services will be held Wednesday afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals. Interment will be in Shenandoah Hebrew Cemetery.
EATON, JOSEPH; Need Obituary

ELTON, ROBERT; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, Pa: January 31, 1983
  • Robert Elton, Miami, Fla., formerly of Shenandoah, died Sunday at Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami. He was a former owner of Elton Dress Stores in Shenandoah, Hazleton, Carbondale and Williamsport. His wife, the former Ruth Miller, died April 9, 1979. Surviving is a son, Ronnie, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral services are tentative scheduled for Thursday afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
ELTON, RUTH; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: April 10, 1979
  • Mrs. Ruth M. Elton, wife of Robert Elton, of 37 N. Main St., Shenandoah, died unexpectedly Monday night at University Community Hospital, Tamarac, Fla. Mrs. Elton was born and educated in Lansford and was the daughter of the late Samuel and Gertrude Miller. She and her husband had operated fashion dress stores in Shenandoah, Pottsville, Hazleton, Carbondale and Williamsport. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation, Shenandoah, and the Sisterhood of the congregation. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Ronald, Hazelton; two grandchildren; a brother, Leon Miller, Allentown. Funeral arrangements in charge [is] the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, are incomplete.
FACTOR; LOUIS; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: Decemeber 20, 1977
  • Louis Factor, 401 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah Heights, died Monday evening in Good Samaritan Hospital, where he was admitted December 11. Mr. Factor, son of the late Isaac and Hazel Factor, was born in Russia. He operated a grocery store in Frackville for many years before retiring and moving to Florida. Surviving are his wide, the former Rose Itzgal; two sons, Melvin, Miami, Fla., and Bernard, Naples, Fla.; one daughter, Ethel, wife of Emanuel Harris with whom he had been living; seven grandchildren, one brother, Herman, Philadelphia; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Kline, Belmar, N.J., and Mrs. Betty Harlick, San Francisco, Calif. Services will be Wednesday from Oravitz Home for Funerals. Burial will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery. A. Ollie B. Oravitz has charge.
FACTOR; MELVIN; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 1, 2004
  • Melvin Factor, Port St. Lucie, Fla., formerly of Frackville, died Sunday night in Florida. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Louis and Rose Factor. He was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a navigator on  B-24 bomber and flying 48 missions over Germany. He was awarded the Air Service Medal. He owned and operated Factor's Grocery Store in Frackville for many years. Surviving are his wife, the former Lorraine Golin; two daughters, Sandra, California, and Susan, Florida; a sister, Ethel Harris, Shenandoah; a brother, Bernard, Naples, Fla., two grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Interment will be held in Florida. National Cremation Society, Florida is in charge of arrangements.
FACTOR; ROSE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 3, 1978
  • Mrs. Rose Factor, a former resident of Frackville and Florida, died at the home of her daughter, Ethel Harris, 401 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah Heights, Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Factor was a daughter of the late Fretal and Sira (Henna) Itzgal and was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation of Shenandoah. Mrs. Factor was preceded in death by her husband Louis, who died December 20, 1977. Surviving are two sons, Melvin and Bernard, both of Florida; one daughter, Ethel, wife of Emanuel Harris, owner of the Harris Baking Company, Shenandoah, seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, with interment in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery. Rabbi Norman Singer, Williamsport, officiated.
FEIN; CELIA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 14, 1920
  • Celia, widow of George Fein, died at seven o'clock this morning at her home, No. 119 South Main Street, following an illness of more than a year. She was an old resident of town and well known and enjoyed the respect and esteem of a large circle of friends. She is survived by the following children: Harry, of Wilkes-Barre; Yudis and Benjamin, at home; Mrs. Alex Abrahamson, Wilkes-Barre, and Miss Gussie, a teacher in the public schools. The Funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock. Interment in the Jewish cemetery
FEIN, MORRIS; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 28, 1905
  • The funeral of Morris Fein occurred from the home of his mother on West Centre Street this afternoon at 2 o'clock and was largely attended by relatives and friends. The body was taken from the house to Keheleth Israel Synagogue where the 49th Psalm was read by Rabbi Mayerson. On account of today being a holiday no memorial services were held. These will be held next Sunday in the synagogue. there were a number of beautiful floral offerings, among them being a large casket bouquet of pink carnations from the Zionists and another of white carnations for the Y.M.H.A., of which organizations the deceased was a prominent member. The remains were interred in the Jewish cemetery on the hill. The pall bearers were Harry Goldin and Philip Levine of Kehleth Israel congregation; Maurice Oppenheimer and Abe Sherman of the Y.M.H.A., and Sol Levit and Joseph Matlow, of the Zionists. M. O'Neill was the funeral director.
FIETELSON; ABE; Need Obituary

FIETELSON, HYMAN; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 13, 1957
  • Hyman Fietelson, of 22 South Balliet Street, Frackville, a retired grocer and huckster, died this morning. He had been in failing health on year, suffering a heart condition. A son of the late Samuel and Sarah Fietelson, he was born in Russia and came here as a young man. For a long period he conducted a grocery store and huckster route in the Frackville area. Religiously, he was a member of Congregation Beth Israel, Fracville. Surviving are his wide, the former Molly Fisher, and these children: Benjamin, Levittown; Isadore, Shenandoah; Walter, Troy, Ohio; Mrs. Jack Seffren, Mrs. Max Teitelman, Philadelphia; Mrs. Adolph Scherwin and Mrs. Samuel Cohen, both in Long Island, N.Y. Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and two sisters; Mrs. Yetta Rouback, Bridgeport, Conn.; Mrs. Bella Madin, Canada. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Rabbi Irvin Chinn, spiritual leader of Congregation Kehillat Israel, will officiate. Interment will be in Shenandoah Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters has charge.
FIETELSON, ISADORE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: October 22, 1979
  • Isadore Fietelson, 225 West Oak Street, Shenandoah, died suddenly Saturday afternoon at home. Born and educated in Shenandoah, son of the late Hyman and Miriam (Abeshaus) Fietelson, he was in the produce business and a member o fthe Kehillat Israel Congregation and the B'nai B'rith. Surviving are his wife, Tillie (Oslander); two sons, Sidney, Houston, Texas; Marvin, Oakridge, New Jersey; two brothers, Ben, Levittown; Walter, Sidney, Ohio; two sisters, Sonia Sherwin; and Lillian Cohen, both of Florida; one grandchild. Services were today at 1:30 p.m. at the Oravitz Funeral Home, with Rabbi Haim Kemelman of Hazleton officiating. Burial was in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
FIETELSON, MIRIAM; Need Obituary

FIETELSON, SAMUEL; Need Obituary

FIETELSON; TILLIE; Need Obituary

FINKELMAN, JOSEPH; From the Standard-Speaker - Hazelton, PA: July 29, 1996
  • Joseph Finkleman, 430 Virginia Ave., Shenandoah Heights, died Saturday morning at his home. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late David and Ida (Rubinsky) Finkleman. He served in the Army during World War II and owned Berson's Jewelers, Shenandoah. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Congregation, Shenandoah, the Masonic Lodge, Shenandoah; the Valley Country Club, Coyngham; and the Independent Jewelers' Association. Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents was a daughter, Joyce, in 1964. Surviving are his wife, the former Sylvia Berson; son, Dr. Martin Finkleman, Brooklyn, N.Y.; daughter, Judy Weinstein, Wynnwood, Pa.; brothers, Paul and Daniel, Sylvia Lawson, Los Angeles; and two grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The funeral is scheduled for 3 p.m. today from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, with Rabbi Arthur Haselkorn officiating. Burial will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
FINKELMAN, JOYCE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 3, 1964
  • Funeral services took place this afternoon for Joyce Finkelman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Finkelman, of 430 Virginia Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, who died following a lengthy illness. Her survivors include: her parents, a brother, Martin, and twin sister, Judy; her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Berson, all of town, her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. David Finkelman, Los Angeles, Calif., and a number of uncles, aunts and cousins. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery.
FINKELMAN, SYLVIA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 4, 2012
  • Sylvia R. Finkleman, 95 of 7593 Lexington Club Boulevard B., Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Shenandoah, died Sunday at home. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin Street, Shenandoah. Interment will follow in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Contributions may be made to Hadassah, the Jewish National Funds or to a charity of the donor's choice. 
FRIEBAND, MORRIS; From Jewish News of Greater Phoenix Online: October 22, 2010
  • Morris Frieband of Tempe died Oct. 18, 2010. He was 89. He was born in Shenandoah, Pennsylvania. He was an electrical engineer, a business owner, and a computer-science teacher. He served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of Temple Emanuel of Tempe. Survivors include his wife, Edith; daughters, Ilana Joffe and Ruth; Sons, Ted, Joe, and Roy, and seven grandchildren. Services were held at Green Acres Cemetery, with Rabbi Andrew Straus officiating. Arrangements were made by Sinai Mortuary. Contributions are suggested to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower Street, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or Temple Emanuel of Tempe, 5801 S. Rural Road, Tempe 85283. 
FLETCHER, OSCAR S.; Need Obituary

FOGEL; RUBY DAVISON; From the Standard-Speaker; Hazelton, PA: September 2, 1987
  • Ruby D. (Davison) Fogel, G Weston Place, Shenandoah, who was associated with the Davison Furniture Store, Shenandoah, died Tuesday at the West Reading Hospital. Born in Shenandoah, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Bessie (Shapiro) Fogel, and was a graduate of the J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation, Shenandoah; the Hadassah, B'nai B'rith, and the Sisterhood and the UJA. Surviving are her husband, Morton; one son, Stephen, Allentown; one daughter, Beth, Allentown; tow brothers, Bernard (Bud), Frackville; Judge Maxwell Davison, Allentown; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Harold Markman officiating. Burial will take place in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. The Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, has charge.
FREIBAND, ANNIE; Need Obituary

FRESINSKI, FANNIE; Need Obituary

FRESINSKI, MAMIE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: June 7, 1932
  • Miss Mayme Fresinski, former town girl, died int he Mt. Sinai hospital, New York City, shortly after the hour of midnight, Sunday, following an operation. She had been in ill-health for some time, but not until about two weeks past did her condition become serious. Miss Fresinski, the daughter of Moses Fresinski, of North Catherine Street, was born and reared in Shenandoah. About five years past she took up residence in New York City, where she was employed. At the time of her demise, she was 27 years of age. Countless local friends of the young woman will learn with deep regret of Miss Fresinski's untimely demise. Surviving are her father, Moses Fresinski; one sister, Mrs. Edith Cohen, Easton; four brothers, Simon of Shenandoah; Aaron of Utica, N.Y.; Abraham and Benjamin of New York City. The remains arrived in Pottsville last night at 10:20 o'clock, and were taken in charge by Undertaker W. Harry Waters, who brought the body to the Community Center on South Jardin Street from where the funeral was held at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Rabbis Werlin and Friedman officiated at the services. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery.
FRESINSKI, MOSES; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: February 25, 1944
  • Mose Fresinsky, 84, one of the older Jewish residents of Shenandoah, died Thursday afternoon. His funeral was held at 11 o'clock Friday morning from W. Harry Waters' Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Services were conducted by Rabbi Rockoff and interment was made in Hebrew Cemetery. The deceased was a former realtor and grocer of Shenandoah, but retired years ago. He is survived by three sons, Aaron, Utica, N.Y., Abraham and David, New York City. The pall bearers were: Tony Prensky, Isaac Krapp, Max Sorin, Abe Maratek, Morris Freed and Chas. Penn.
FRESINSKI; SIMON; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: March 11, 1938
  • Simon Frezinsky, 48, a lifelong resident of Shenandoah, died at the Ashland State Hospital this morning following a heart attack which caused his removal to the hospital yesterday. He resided at 111 1/2 North White Street. For several years he conducted a clothing store on East Centre Street and at the time of his death was employed on a W.P.A. project. He is survived by his widow; two children, Leo and Fannie; one sister, Edith, Easton; his father, Moses, of Shenandoah, and three brothers, Abe and Benjamine of New York, and Aaron of Utica, N.Y. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the William J. Schwab funeral home, 113 West Centre Street. Mr. Schwab will have charge. 
FRIEBAND, NOAH (NICHOLAS); From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 25, 1932
  • Shenandoah lost one of its prominent businessmen, when Nicholas Frieband, widely known cap manufacturer, passed away at his home, 215 West Coal Street, about nine o'clock last evening. Death followed ten days' illness, which was preceded by a stroke. Up until he became bedfast, although his health had been greatly impaired for some time, Mr. Frieband was very active despite his advanced year. His demise brought forth countless messages of condolence to the grieved members of his family. Mr. Frieband was born in Russia, immigrating to America about forty-six years ago, locating at San Francisco, Cal., removing to New York City, and about forty-two years past taking up residence in Shenandoah. For about three years he was a manager of the Shenandoah Cap Company, and for the past thirty-five years was the owner and conducted the Frieband cap factory at 214 West Penn Street. A man of keen business acumen, the factory was one of the most flourishing of its kind in the region. Possessed of even temperament and kindly disposition he gained the confidence and friendship of everyone with whom he came in contact. He was a member of Keheleth Israel Synagogue. Fraternally he was affiliated with the Brith Sholom. Surviving are his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Samuel Wolman and Mrs. Nathan Rudberg, Shenandoah; Mrs. Morris Moskowitz, Allentown; two sons, Leo, prominent attachee of Guzinsky's store; Samuel, of New York City. One brother, Morris Frieband, who at present is a patient in a New York City hospital, also survives. The funeral was held this afternoon at three o'clock. Services were conducted at the Frieband home by the Rabbi Friedman. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery, M. Levanovich had charge.
FRIEBAND, TILLIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: March 14, 1960
  • Mrs. Tillie Frieband, 215 W. Coal Street, Shenandoah, died at her home Sunday at 2:30 a.m. She celebrated her 93rd birthday on February 22. Mrs. Frieband went to New York to attend the wedding of her sister's grandson and there contracted pneumonia. She was taken to University Hospital, New York City, on Feb. 20. On March 7, she was returned to her home in Shenandoah in the Phoenix Ambulance. Born in Warsaw, Poland, Mrs. Frieband was the daughter of the late Solomon and Anna Greenbaum, and came to New York City when she was 16. In 1889 she married Nicholas Frieband and the following year they moved to Shenandoah. A charter member of the B'nai B'rith, she was also a member of the Kehilat Israel congregation, the Hadassah and the Sisterhood. Her husband, Nicholas, died 18 years ago. Surviving are two daughters, Bertha, wife of Morris Moskowitz, Los Angeles, Calif., and Sadie, wife of Nathan Rudberg, Shenandoah, with whom she lived; two sons, Leo, New York City, and Samuel, Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Rose Gittelson, New York City; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon from the Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. They were in charge of Rabbi Marvin Sugarman. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. Pallbearers were Israel Friedman, Israel Richman, Joseph Rich, Barney Ufberg, Joseph Levit and Harry Hirshinson.
FRIEDBERG, ANNIE; Need Obituary

FRIEDBERG, HANNA; Need Obituary

FRIEDBERG; ISAAC; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 7, 1912
  • At the State Hospital at Fountain Springs, August 7, Isaac, son of Max and Anna Friedberg, aged 20 years. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock, from the family residence, 206 West Coal Street. Interment in the Jewish Cemetery.
FRIEDBERG, JOSEPH; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 5, 1933
  • Joseph Friedberg, 85, prominent Mahanoy City resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. I. Oberson, of 133 West Centre Street, Mahanoy City, at 5:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The departed was born in Lithuania, immigrating to America 33 years ago. He was a member of Beth Israel Church, Mahanoy City. Surviving are four sons, Harry and Morris of Mahanoy City, Max of Atlantic City, and Louis of Berwick, and a daughter, Mrs. I. Oberson. Leonard Friedberg, manager of the Friedberg store, 29 North Main Street, Shenandoah, is a nephew of the deceased. Funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, with interment at [Mahanoy City].
FRIEDBERG, KRONE ETTE; Need Obituary

FRIEDBERG, MAX; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: September 29, 1923
  • Max Friedberg, probably one of the best known men in town, died at 5:20 o'clock this morning at his home, No. 206 West Coal Street. He had been ill for several months suffering from a complication of diseases. He was born in Russia but came to Shenandoah when a young man. He engaged in business and at the time of his illness was engaged as a wholesale jobber in cigars and tobacco and canvassed the town and surrounding places and in this way became well acquainted. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. E.F. Guthrie, Philadelphia; Miss Florence, at home, and three sons, Louis and Harry, of Philadelphia, and Morris, of town. The deceased was a member of the Y.M.H.A. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon. Interment will be made in the Jewish Cemetery.
FRIEDBERG, MORRIS; From the Republican and Herald - July 2, 1948
  • Morris Friedberg, well known and highly esteemed resident of Ringtown, died yesterday afternoon in the University Hospital, Philadelphia, following an operation. Mr. Friedberg was born in Shenandoah, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Max Friedberg, and received his education in the Shenandoah public schools. For seven years, Mr. Friedberg conducted a furniture business in Trenton, N.J., from which he retired following a nervous breakdown and moved to Florida to regain his health,a nd from there moved to Ringtown. He is survived by his widow, the former Rebecca Rentschler, and one daughter, Annette. He is further survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fred Guthrie, and Mrs. Florence Knapp, Philadelphia; and two brothers, Louis, of Trenton, N.J., and Harry, of Ventnor, N.J. Leonard Friedberg, the local merchant, is a first cousin. W. Harry Waters, funeral director, left this morning for Philadelphia, to bring home the body of Mr. Friedberg for burial. The funeral services will take place Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the W. Harry Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street. Interment will be in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. W. Harry Waters and Son have charge.
FRIEDMAN, BABY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 11, 1897
  • After an illness of about two weeks the eighteen months-old-child of Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Friedman, of West Centre Street, died yesterday. The death is a sore affliction to young couple as it was the only child. The funeral took place to-day, Rev. Henry Mitnick of the Keheleth-Israel congregation officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the parish cemetery.
FRIEDMAN, BARNEY A.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 18, 1960
  • Barney A. Friedman, founder and president of Big Boys Auto Parts Co. stores at Mt. Carmel and Sunbury, died Saturday morning at his Mt. Carmel home. He had been in ill health several years. He was 85. Mr. Friedman formerly lived in Shenandoah where he served as president of Tifereth Israel (Kehillath Israel) Synagogue for eight years. He came to the U.S. from Russia and also had lived in Easton and Berwick. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hannah Stirman of Upper Darby, and Mrs. Elenore Levinson, of Mt. Carmel, and two sons, Irving A., of Shenandoah, and Leo, of Sunbury. Services were held Sunday afternoon at the Shenandoah synagogue, with burial at Shenandoah.
FRIEDMAN, BERNARD; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 31, 1929
  • Barney Friedman, aged 62 years, passed away suddenly from a heart attack at 4 o'clock this morning at his home on South Lehigh avenue, Frackville. He was born in Russia and came to Shenandoah, later locating in Frackville eighteen years ago. He was very well known and conducted a furniture store on South Lehigh Avenue. Those who survive are his wife and three daughters, Mrs Lillie Yarowsky, of North Lehigh Avenue; Vera and Sara, at home, and one son, Samuel, who occupies the apartment next to his parents. Four grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lena Green, of Scranton, and one brother, Joseph, of Rochester, N.Y., also survive. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The Nice estate will have charge of the funeral. He was a brother-in-law of Philip Yarowsky, of town.
FRIEDMAN, FANNIE; From the Mount Carmel Item - Mount Carmel, PA - January 6, 1925
  • Mrs. Bernard A. Friedman, formerly of this city, died yesterday morning at two o'clock in Philadelphia from an attack of acute indigestion. The funeral is being held today. Interment is to be made in Shenandoah. Automobiles were taken in Philadelphia this morning to go to Shenandoah where burial will be made. Word was received here this morning that the funeral cortege was snow-bound in Pottsville so that it is impossible to say what time interment is  to be made. Mrs. Friedman leaves her husband and four children: Ella, Hanna, Leo and Isadore. The Friedman family resided here a number of years occupying the building 6 and 8 South Oak Street. Mrs. Friedman was well liked by her many friends in Mt. Carmel and the news of her death is a shock to all who knew her.
FRIEDMAN, IDA; Need Obituary

FRIEDMAN, IRVING A.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: August 31, 1985
  • Irving Friedman of Yardley, formerly of 122 N. Main St., Shenandoah, died Friday night at the Grand View Hospital, Sellersville. Born and educated in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Barney A. and Fanny Friedman. Mr Friedman was employed by Big Boy Auto Parts, Sunbury, until his retirement. He was president of the Kehilleth Israel Congregation. Surviving are his wife, the former Jeanette Levine, Yardley; a daughter, Ruth Pierce, Yardley; a sister, Hannah Sterman, Upper Darby; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Funerla services will be held at 9:50 a.m. Sunday from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in the Kehilleth Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
FRIEDMAN, ISADORE; Need Obituary

FRIEDMAN, JEAN LEVIN; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 26, 1989
  • Jean Levin Friedman, of Scottsdale, Ariz., died Monday at Scottsdale Nursing Home. She was born in Philadelphia but resided in Shenandoah most of her life. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Her husband, Irving, died in 1985 and a daughter, Ruth Pierce Freed, died October 21. Surviving are two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Rabbi Harold Markman, Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville, will officiate. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
FRIEDMAN, JENNIE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: September 15, 1956
  • Mrs. Jennie Friedman, 11 South Lehigh Avenue, Frackville, passed away at her residence on Friday evening. She was 80 years old. Born in Lithuania, she was a daughter of the late Louis and Dora Albert. She has been living in this country since she was about 14 years old. She was a member of the B'Nai Israel Congregation, of Frackville. She is survived by one son, Samuel, with whom she made her home; Three daughters, Mrs. Lillie Yarowsky, Mrs. Victor Smith, and Sara, all of Frackville; 7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Robert Hoppes is the funeral director.
FRIEDMAN, MORRIS; Obituary Needed

GAREY, M. NORMAN; Obituary Needed

GELB, LEON; Obituary Needed

GOLD, MAX; From the Plain Speaker - Hazleton, PA: June 27, 1946
  • Max Gold, 59, a prominent merchant of Shenandoah, who had been a patient in the Temple U. Hospital for the past seven years, died there Tuesday night. He had been in business in Shenandoah for 30 years.
GOLD, SARAH; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: March 21, 1946
  • Mrs. Max Gold, well-known town resident, died at her home, 109 North Main Street, last evening at 7:30 o'clock. She had been ill for approximately eight months. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Littman, she was born in Poland and came to this country during the year 1922. She settled in Shenandoah and has resided here since that time. Socially she was an active member of the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society. Her husband, Max, conducts the Ready-to-Wear Shop on North Main street. Surviving are her husband, Max; two daughters, Ann and Florence, both at home, and one son Milton, also at home. The funeral was held this afternoon at 3 o'clock with services conducted by Rabbi Rockoff. Interment was in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters was the funderal directoryh.
GOLDIN, BAILEY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: May 26, 1948
  • Word was received here today of the death of Mrs. Bailey Goldin, widow of Archie Goldin, former well known resident of town, which occurred yesterday at the home of her daughter Mrs. Fannie Silverstone, Johnstown. For a number of years,t he family operated a large department store at 27-29 West Centre Street. In addition to her daughter, she is further survived by two sons, Max, of Philadelphia, and Atty. Abe Goldin, also of Philadelphia. Harry Goldin, former local clothier, is a nephew of the deceased. The body is expected to arrive in town this evening. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon from the Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street. W. Harry Waters and Son have charge.
GOLDIN, BERNICE; Need Obituary

GOLDIN, HARRY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: October 4, 1937
  • Harry Goldin, one of Shenandoah's leading merchants, was interred this afternoon, death occurring at noon yesterday, at his home, 27 West Centre Street, following a brief illness. Associated with his son, Max, Mr. Goldin conducted a general merchandising store for many years. He possessed a friendly character, and took an active interest in the Keheleth Israel Synagogue, gaining the high respect of his friends and the community in general. He is survived by his widow, one other son, Abe, a Philadelphia attorney; one daughter, Mrs. Fannie Silverstone of Johnstown, and three grandchildren. Harry Goldin, a former clothing merchant in Shenandoah, and now of New York City, is a nephew. Funeral services were conducted at the Goldin residence at 2 o'clock by Rabbi Hyman Schatz. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery. The pallbearers were Max Sweet, Nathan Sweet, Jacob Goodman, Jacob Ufberg Abe Goldhaber, and Abe Marateck. W. Harry Waters was the funeral director.
GOLDIN; LOUIS; Need Obituary

GOLDIN; WOLF; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 3, 1897
  • Wolf, the 2 1/2 year-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Goldin, of East Centre Street, who died of diptheretic croup, was interred in the Keheleh Israel cemetery yesterday afternoon.
GOLDMAN; BESSIE; Need Obituary

GOLDMAN, HILDA/IDA; Need Obituary

GOLDMAN, REBECCA; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: March 2, 1909
  • The funeral of Mrs. Abe Goldman took place yesterday on North White Street and was largely attended. Services were conducted by S. Myerson, rabbi, after which the funeral proceeded to the Jewish Cemetery, were interment was made. The pall bearers were Jacob Obelsky, Simon Levine, Nathan Sweet, Simon Rabinowitz, M. Goldman and Isadore Levit. O'Hara Bros. were funeral directors.
GOLDSTEIN, SAMUEL; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 24, 1980
  • Samuel Goldstein, 71, of 222 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua, formerly a guest at Shenandoah Hotel, Shenandoah, died at 4:55 a.m. Tuesday at Coaldale Hospital. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Israel and Rebecca Steinberg Goldstein. Surviving are a brother, Jack, Brooklyn, and a sister, Mrs. Esther Yoffee, Hanover. Services were held this afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah. David Sweet officiated and interment was in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
GOLIN, AARON "SONNY" FREDERICK; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 12, 1977
  • Services for Aaron F. "Sonny" Golin, Carbondale, were held at the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah, with Rabbi Manuel Ormon, Pottsville, officiating. A native of Mahanoy City, he was a son of the late Jack and Ida Golin, attended area schools, was a Marine veteran of World War II and belonged to the Shenandoah Synagogue. Surviving are his wife, the former Kathryn DeBrocca, sons Robert, North Carolina, Jerry, at home; one daughter, Valerie, at home; sisters, Mrs. Morris (Louise) Klitzner, Shenandoah; Mrs. Edwin (Hannah) Ellis, Fort Myers, Florida; one grandson; nieces and nephews. A brother, Jerome "Babe" Golin, Pottsville, died in 1972. Shiva will be observed at the Klitzner residence, 32 N. Main Street, Shenandoah. Oravitz was funeral director.
GOLIN, BABY; Need Obituary

GOLIN, IDA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 3, 1966
  • Funeral services for Mrs. Jack Golin, 513 East Pine Street, Mahanoy City, took place yesterday at 3 p.m. from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, 38-40 North Jardin Street, Shenandoah. Rabbi Norman Strickman conducted the services at the funeral home and the grave. The pallbearers were David Tulin, David Sweet, Edwin ellis, Morris Klitzner, Phil Kleiman, and Ely Schulman. Interment took place at the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. J.A. Oravitz and Son in charge.
GOLIN, JACK; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: January 17, 1974
  • Jack Golin a resident of Mahanoy City until 15 years ago, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edwin (Hanna) Ellis at Fort Meyers, Fla. A retired scrap metal dealer, Mr. Golin was born in Russia, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isadore (Egolinsky) Golin. He was a member of the Hebrew Congregation in Mahanoy City. Preceding him in death were his wife Ida in August, 1966 and a son "Babe" on May 23, 1973. Surviving are son Aaron of Hometown; two daughters, Hanna in Fort Meyers; Mrs. Morris (Moe) Klitzner, Shenandoah; a brother, Ben, Brooklyn; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday from Oravitz Home for Funerals. Burial in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. A. Ollie B. Oravitz in charge.
GOODMAN, EDITH; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 23, 1919
  • Edith, wife of Max Goodman, aged 36 years, died Saturday after a lingering illness. She is survived by her husband, mother, Mrs. A. Siegel, two brothers, John and Lewis Siegel, two sisters, Mrs. V. Rosenthal, of Phila. and Mrs. Harry Levit of town. The funeral took place Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Jewish Cemetery.
GOODMAN; INFANT; From the Weekly Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 4, 1905
  • The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Max Goodman, of No. 23 South Main Street, died last evening. The funeral took place this afternoon. Interment was made in the Jewish Cemetery.
GOODMAN, JACOB; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: August 17, 1951
  • Jacob Goodman, 67, of 113 W. Oak Street, Shenandoah, who conducted a ladies apparel shop at 31 S. Main St., Shenandoah, died in Locust Mountain Hospital Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock. He was in ill health for xis months and was a patient at the hospital since July 23. A native of Lithuania, he was a son of the late Lazarus and Sarah Goodman and came to this country with his parents 61 years ago and settled in Philadelphia removing to Shenandoah 48 years ago. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Surviving are his wife the former Sadie Tobolsky, formerly of Philadelphia; one son Lester, two nieces and a nephew. Funeral Sunday morning from James J. Franey Funeral Home with burial in the Hebrew cemetery, Shenandoah.
GOODMAN, LAZARUS; Obituary Needed

GOODMAN, LESTER; Obituary Needed

GOODMAN, MAX; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: September 3, 1925
  • Max Goodman, 53 years old, a member of the firm of Goodman Bros., No. 31 South Main Street, died suddenly about 11:30 o'clock at his home last night. He attended a moving picture show and after leaving it went to the home of his brother, Jacob, No. 28 East Oak Street, where he spent some time. On returning home, he locked the doors and went upstairs to retire, when he keeled over and died before a physician could be summoned. He had been ailing for several years, and underwent several operations, but was able to be about and look after his business. News of his death came a shock to his friends. Mr. Goodman resided here 22 years, coming from Philadelphia. He was a member of the Community Centre. He is survived by one brother, Jacob, and three sisters, Mrs. Anna Levine, town; Mrs. Isaac Lewis, Washington, D.C., and Mrs. Ida Towe. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
GOODMAN, SADYE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: June 14, 1965
  • Mrs. Sadye Goodman, of 113 W. Oak Street, Shenandoah, proprietor of the Jacob Goodman department store, Shenandoah, and active in civic and community affairs, died Sunday in her home after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Goodman was born in Philadelphia, a daughter of the late Frank and Anette Levin Tobolsky. Educated in Philadelphia schools she furthered here education in music and taught piano in Philadelphia prior to her marriage. Mrs. Goodman was a member of the B'nai B'rith, Kehillat Israel Sisterhood and Synagogue, the Hadassah, Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce and Locust Mountain Hospital Auxiliary. Her husband, Jacob, died 14 years ago. Surviving are a son, Lester Goodman, of Lansdowne; three grandchildren; a sister Tillie, wife of Morris Ciring, of Philadelphia; two brothers, Charles Tobolsky of Bellmawr, N.J., and Lewis (Tobolsky) Tobel, of Allentown; also several nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon from Franey Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Rabbi Norman Strickman, of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, will officiate at services. Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
GOODMAN, SARAH; Obituary Needed

GORDON (GUZINSKY), SIMON; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 5, 1957
  • Simon (Guzinsky) Gordon, former Shenandoah resident, died Thursday evening at his home, 722 East Thirty-Fifth St., Baltimore, Md., after a lingering illness. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Guzinsky. He lived in Shenandoah until 1941 and since that time has resided in Baltimore. He was educated in Shenandoah schools and was a graduate of McCann Business College. Mr. Gordon was last employed as district sales manager for Wahlmuth Tailoring Co., Baltimore. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Congregation. Surviving are his wife, the former Florence Pannick; two brothers, Daniel, Newark, N.J. and Benjamin, Irvington, N.J.; several nieces and nephews, one grandniece and one grandnephew. Funeral from the J.J. Franey
GOTTESMAN, SIDNEY; Need Obituary

GOZINSKY, DANIEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 14, 1964
  • Funeral services were conducted yesterday at 1:30 p.m., from the Waters Funeral Home, for Daniel M. Gozinsky, 127 North Ferguson Street, prominent town businessman who died Saturday. Rabbi Samuel M. Burstein, Hazleton, was in charge of rites. The eulogy was delivered by Rabbi Sheldon Freedman of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Interment was in the Hebrew Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers were: Lee Eiseman, Jay Eiseman, Harry Bohorad and Dr. B.B. Boyd, all brothers-in-law of the deceased and Alfred Knott and Wilbur Knott. The following nephews of the deceased were active pallbearers: Dr. Wesley Bramnick, Maynard Boyd, Morris Morty and Arthur and Harold Fogel. W. Harry Waters had charge of arrangements.
GOZINSKY, DAVID; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 4, 1964
  • David Gozinsky, of 126 North Main Street, Shenandoah, a well-known grocery supplier in the borough for many years, died early this morning at the Locust Mountain Hospital, after an illness of several months. He had previously been hospitalized in Philadelphia. Born in Shenandoah, he lived here all his life. He and his brother, Isaac, were proprietors of the H. Gozinsky and Sons Wholesale Fruit and Produce Company. He was an active member of the Rescue Hook and Ladder Co., and a 40-year member of that group. He also contributed generously to local charities. He is survived by a brother, Isaac, Shenandoah; and two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fogel and Mrs. Anna Bohorad, both of Mahanoy City. The funeral will take place Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Waters Funeral Home. Rabbi Marvin Weiss will officiate. Burial will take place in the Hebrew Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening. W. Harry Waters has charge.
GOZINKSY; HARRIS; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: December 29, 1967
  • Harris Gozinsky, 70, prominent Shenandoah bank director, died exactly five weeks after the death of his wife. 
GOZINSKY, ISAAC; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: January 20, 1972
  • Funeral services for Issac Gozinsky, 126 N. Main Street, Shenandoah, were conducted this afternoon by Rabbi Herman Berg at the Waters Funeral Home. Interment took place in the Jewish Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Son of the late Harris and Sable Gozinsky, he was born in Shenandoah and a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation, Rescue Hook and Ladder Company, Board of Directors of the Merchants National Bank and veteran of World War I. Surviving are two sisters: Mrs. Bessie Fogel and Mrs. Anna Bohorad, Mahanoy City, also nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Daniel and David, died in 1964.
GOZINSKY, JACOB; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 3, 1955
  • Jacob Gozinsky, 126 N. Main St., Shenandoah, who was associated with his brothers in the wholesale and retail green truck and grocery business, died Sunday at 10 a.m. at his home. A son of the late Harris and Sibil Weingasten Gozinsky, he was born in Russia. He came to this county when a child. He was a member of Kelleith Israel Congregation. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Fogel, and Anna, wife of Harry Bohorad, Mahanoy City; Mrs. Helen Diamond, at home; four brothers: Simon, Isaac, David and Daniel, at home. Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon from his late residence, with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. Rabbi Irving Chinn officiated. The Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah, was in charge.
GOZINSKY, M.D. (MORRIS?); Need Obituary

GOZINSKY, SIMON; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 8, 1956
  • Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Simon Gozinsky, 80, of Shenandoah, retired operator of a wholesale and retail produce store there since the turn of the century. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. Mr. Gozinsky's death occurred Sunday in his home above the store. Mr. Gozinsky, a single man, was a director of the Merchant's National Bank, until his retirement recently. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Surviving are three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Helen Diamond, Isaac, David and Daniel, all of Shenandoah; Mrs. Bessie Fogel and Anna, wife of Harry Bohorad, both of Mananoy City. A brother, Jacob, died a year ago. Waters Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
GOZINSKY, SYBIL (WEINGARTEN); Need Obituary

GREENBAUM, GERTRUDE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 27 1927
  • Gertrude, aged 28 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Greenbaum died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock at the family residence 117 N. Main St., Shenandoah after a four-week illness of complications. She leaves to survive her parents and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Isaacs of Patterson, N.J.; Mrs M. Gleins and Mrs. M.J. Gladstone of New York; Misses Fannie and Mary at home; Louis and Nathan of Miami, Fla., Herman, Los Angeles, Cal.; and Samuel of New York. The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Services were conducted by Rabbi Weinstein. Interment took place in the Hebrew cemetery. Anstock and Son were the funeral directors.
GREENBERG; BABY; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: May 5, 1902
  • The funeral of the two-year old son of Harry Greenberg, of W. Oak Street, took place yesterday morning. Interment took place in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
GREENBERG, HARRY; Need Obituary

GREENBERG, JOSEPH; From the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, The Evening News - Wilkes-Barre, PA: February 20, 1942
  • Joseph Greenberg, 46 a resident of Shenandoah most of his life, died last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jacob Bailen, 211 East Northampton Street, city, with whom he had resided for six months. Other sisters surviving are: Mrs. Isaac Harris, Philadelphia; Mrs. Morris Tulin, Monticello, N.Y.; Mrs. William Feldstein, Sunbury, and Rose of Wilkes-Barre.
GREENBERG, LENA; Need Obituary

GREENBERG, S.; Need Obituary

GREENBERG, TILLIE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 18, 1895
  • The funeral of Mrs. Henry Greenberg took place yesterday afternoon from the family residence on West Cherry Street. Interment was made in the Jewish cemetery.
GROSS, ABRAHAM; Need Obituary

GRUBERT; JACOB; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 5, 1987
  • Jacob Grubert, 88, of 17 S. West St., Shenandoah, died Saturday evening in Rest Have. He was born in Israel, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Grubert. He lived in Shenandoah most of his life. He was retired from the dry goods business. Mr. Grubert was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Surviving is his wife, the former Mary Veetal. Services were held this afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Rabbi Harold Markman, Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville, officiated. Interment was in Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
GRUBERT, MARY; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: May 2, 1994
  • Mary Grubert, of Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center, formerly of Shenandoah, died Saturday afternoon at the nursing center. Born in London, England, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Judith Franko Veetal. She lived most of her life in Shenandoah. Surviving is a sister, Lillian Spector, Shenandoah. Services were held this afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Interment was in Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
GUZINSKY, ABRAHAM ("ABE"); Need Obituary

GUZINSKY, BABY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: August 25, 1897
  • A one-year-old child of Moses Guzinski, the Hebrew butcher, will be interred in the Keheleth Israel cemetery at sunset to-day.
GUZINSKY, BELLA; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 30, 1967
  • Mrs. Bella Guzinsky, 74, of 20 S. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, died unexpectedly Sunday morning at her home. Born in Russia, daughter of the late Morris and Celia Fine Norbitz, she came to this country as a young girl, residing in Girardville from 1915 to 1933 when she moved to Frackville. Since 1939, Mrs. Guzinsky had been associated with her sister in Pauline's Dress Store on North Lehigh Ave. A member of B'nai Israel Congregation and the order of Eastern Star Chapter 484, both of Frackville, she was also a member of Pottsville Hadassah. Surviving are one son, Melvin, Calif.; two sisters, Pauline Norbitz, Frackville; Mrs. Estelle Muslin, Riverdale, N.Y.; also a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral was held Monday afternoon from Nice Funeral Home, Frackville. Rabbi Abraham Grossman officianted. Interment in Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. 
GUZINSKY, BENJAMIN; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: May 31, 1969
  • Ben Guzinsky, a Shenandoah native, who formerly operated the Guzinsky Department Store on North Main Street, died Wednesday at his residence, 172 Paine Avenue, Irvington, N.J. Services were conducted Thrusday at 2 p.m. by Rabbi Levenburg, assisted by Cantor Papir, both of Pottsville. Mr. Guzinsky was preceded in death by his first wife, Tillie Block, in 1955. Surviving are his wife, Faye Fox Guzinsky; one daughter, Surella Edelstein of West Orange, N.J., one son, Teddy Gordon Guzinsky, of Union, N.J., and six grandchildren; also a brother Daniel Guzinsky of Newark, N.J. J.A. Oravitz and Sons had charge of local arrangements.
GUZINSKY, DOROTHY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: November 19, 1923
  • At Girardville, November 19, Dorothy, six year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Guzinsky. Funeral Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be private. Interment in the Jewish Cemetery, Shenandoah, cortege going by automobile.
GUZINSKY, ELLIS H.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: November 23, 1939
  • Ellis Guzinsky, prominent merchant of Shenandoah for over 40 years died at his home 122 N. Main Street, Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Guzinsky was born in Russia and came to this country as a boy and started a small business, which he developed into the Guzinsky Department Store. To survive are his wife, three sons, Simon, Benjamin and Daniel, of Shenandoah, four grandchildren and two sisters in Europe. Funeral arrangements are in charge of J.J. Franey of Shenandoah.
GUZINSKY, ESTHER; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: March 31, 1953
  • Mrs. Esther Guzinsky, widow of Ellis Guzinsky, died last night at 10 o'clock at her home 98 Sycamore Avenue, Newark, N.J. She had been in ill health for the past year. Former well-known residents of town, the Guzinskys owned and operated a department store at 122 North Main Street for almost 15 years. They moved to Newark in 1940. Surviving are three sons, Simon, Baltimore, Md.; Benjamin and David, Newark N.J.; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Due to the Jewish holidays, funeral services will be delayed until Thursday. Services will be conducted at the Franey Funeral Home between 2 and 3 p.m. Religious services will be in charge of Rabbi Irvin Chinn. Viewing Thursday from 1 p.m. to time of funeral. Burial will take place in the Hebrew Cemetery. J.J. Franey has charge.
GUZINSKY, LEO; Need Obituary

GUZINSKY, MORRIS; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: June 9, 1937
  • Morris Guzinsky, 52, well known shoe merchant of Frackville, was found dead in the kitchen of his home at 7:45 o'clock, Wednesday morning. The jets on the gas stove were open, and death  had resulted from asphyxiation, according to Deputy Coroner Dr. Mengel, who released the body. The man was a native of Russia, and came to this country a number of years ago, and lived in Girardville until four years ago, when he moved to Frackville. Nice, of Frackville, is the funeral director.
GUZINSKY, PHILIP; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: October 27, 1924
  • At Girardville, October 27, Philip Guzinsky. The funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon. Services at the residence at 2 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Jewish cemetery, Shenandoah. Funeral private.
GUZINSKY, ROSE; Need Obituary

GUZINSKY, SADIE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 23, 1921
  • Miss Sadie Guzinsky, 15 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Guzinsky, of West Lloyd Street, died yesterday in Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, where was under treatment for blood poisoning. The young woman contracted blood poisoning about two months ago and was taken to the hospital several weeks ago in the hope that her condition would be improved. Despite the best medical attention, however, she grew gradually weaker until she died at the time stated. Miss Guzinsky was a pupil in the High school and was popular with her school mates and a host of friends. She was of a quiet, lovable disposition and her many friends were grieved to learn of her untimely death. The body is expected to arrive here today and the funeral will take place Monday. Besides her parents, three brothers, Benjamin, Simon and Daniel Guzinsky, survive.
GUZINSKY, TILLIE DORA; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: December 17, 1955
  • The funeral of Mrs. Benjamin Guzinsky, the former Tillie Block, 896 Sanford Ave., Irvington, N.J., took place yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. from the Franey Funeral Home, 131 N. Jardin Street. Rabbi Irvin I. Chinn, of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, was in charge of services at the funeral home and at the cemetery. Pallbearers were Morris Stern, Dr. Mail, Meyer Rubenstein, Samuel Ufberg, Bernard Ufberg, Max Abrams and Abraham Black. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. J.J. Franey was the funeral director.
HALPERT, R.M.; Need Obituary

HALPERT, S.H. D.; Need Obituary

HARRIS, BERTHA; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 25, 1969
  • Mrs. Bertha Harris, former resident of West Centre Street, Shenandoah, died this morning in a Harrisburg Hospital following a lengthy illness. Her late husband, Samuel, owned and operated the Harris Bakery Firm in Shenandoah for many years. Surviving are: three daughters, Bessie, widow of Morris Apple, and Dorothy, wife of Jerome Pollack, both of Harrisburg; Sarah, wife of Leon Mallet, Mahanoy City; a son, Emmanuel, who presently operates the Harris Bakery; a sister, Mrs. Max Arnoff, Shenandoah, and a sister Anna, Kingston; a brother Max Kaplan, Frackville. Funeral services will take place Sunday in Harrisburg with interment at 11 a.m. in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
HARRIS, EMMANUEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: May 10, 2017
  • Emanuel Harris, 95, of Warminster and formerly of Shenandoah, passed away Monday at Abington Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a son of the late Sam Harris and Bertha Kaplan and the husband of Ethel Factor Harris. Born in Shenandoah, Feb. 2, 1922, Emanuel was the owner and operator of the former Harris Bakery in Shenandoah. He was president of the Kehillat Israel Congregation; treasurer of the B'nai B'rith organization; member of the preservation committee of the Kehillat Israel Cemetery; American Legion member; a member of the former Shenandoah Elks Lodge; and a World War II Army Veteran. Emanuel was an avid student of history and current events, an amateur auto mechanic and doting family man who also loved to dance. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Sara Harris Malett and Bess Harris Apple Klitzner. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Dr. Ronald Harris and wife, Margery, and Sharon Harris Klein and husband, Steven Linhard; sister, Dorothy Harris Pollack; three grandchildren, David Harris, Randi Harris and her husband, Gordon Barron, and Michael Klein; a great-grandson, Max Barron; step-great-granddaughter Irisa Linhard; step-great-granddaughters, Porsha and Nasheema Linhard; nieces and nephews. REligious services will be held at noon May 10 at Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Kehillat Israel Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Jewish Community Foundation - Kehillat Israel Cemetery, 3211 N. Front St., Harrisburg, PA 17110. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.
HARRIS; SIMON SAMUEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 6, 1961
  • Samuel Harris, prominent Shenandoah bakery operator, died at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday in Locust Mountain Hospital, where he had been re-admitted July 1. A resident of 222 West Centre Street, he operated a variety bakery at that location, and a large donut factory at Coal and Ferguson streets. Mr. Harris was born in Boguslav, Russia, son of the late Mendel and Bessie (Kapelenko) Harris and settled in Shenandoah at the age of 15. Prominently active in the Jewish Community, he was a member and past president of Congregation Kehillat Israel, held membership in Congregation Kesher Israel in Harrisburg, the Shenandoah B'nai B'rith Lodge and Loyal Order of Moose. In addition, he was honorary chairman of the Israel Bond Campaign and a member of the Zionist Organization. Surviving are his wide, the former Bertha Kaplan; three daughters and a son: Sarah, wife of Leon Malett, Mahanoy City; Bessie, wife of Morris Apple, and Dorothy, wife of Jerry Pollack, Harrisburg, and Emnauel, Shenandoah. Further surviving are six grandchildren; a brother, William Harris, Hazleton. The funeral took place a 2 o'clock this afternoon from the residence. Rabbi Marvin Sugarman, spiritual leader of Congregation Kehillat Israel, officiated. He was assisted by Rabbi David L. Silver and Cantor Moshe Orbach of Kesher Israel Congregation, Harrisburg. Pallbearers were Benjamin Harris, Benjamin Supowit, Dr. Max Kaplan, William Apple, Jerry Malett and Max Arnoff. Interment was in the Shenandoah Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters had charge.
HAVISON, MARY; Need Obituary

HAVISON, MAX; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 8, 1965
  • Max Havison, of 219 North Nice Street, Frackville, died early this morning in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where he was admitted last night after he was stricken at his residence. Born in Pottsville, son of the late Simon and Rena Gittleman, he was self-employed as a trucker. Aged 52, Mr. Havison was a Second World War veteran, and held membership in the B'nai Israel Congregation of Frackville. Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Atkins; and a daughter, Susan R., of New York City. Further surviving are five sisters: Miss Mary Havison; Mrs. Fanny Mahler; Mae, wife of Herbert Greenwald; and Mrs. Anna Libowitz, all of New York City; Mrs. Mollie Rosenthal, of Atlanta, Ga., and a brother Emanuel, of Clifton, N.J. Services will be conducted tomorrow at 11 a.m., from the Hoppes Funeral Home, Third and Washington Streets, Frackville. Rabbi Norman H. Strickman of the Kehillat Israel Congregation of Shenandoah will conduct the services. Interment will be made in the Kehillat Israel (Hebrew) Cemetery at Shenandoah. Robert F. Hoppes, Frackville, is funeral director.
HOROWITZ; ALICE S.; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: December 18, 1998
  • Alice Horowitz, formerly of Shenandoah, died Thursday in Florida. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah is in charge of arrangments.
HOROWITZ, DANIEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 2, 2001
  • Daniel Horowitz, a former Shenandoah businessman, died in Fort Myers, Fla. Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements.
HOROWITZ; FRANCES; Need Obituary

HOROWITZ; MAX; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: December 8, 1941
  • One of the most prominent members of the local Jewry, Max Horowitz, died suddenly at 11:15 o'clock Saturday night at his home, 35 North Main Street. He had bee well known as a prominent leather merchant in this region for 35 years. Born in Austria-Hungary, he immigrated to the United States when a young man. Thirty-five years ago, he came to Shenandoah and embarged in the leather business. He had been retired for the past 15 years. Mr. Horowitz had been suffering from ill health for several months, but was in fairly good condition when his demise arrived unexpectedly. He was a devout member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, and activ ein affairs of the congregation. Surviving are his widow, Rose; three daughters, Mrs. Libby Lefkowitz and Alice, both at home; Mrs. Hannah Trachtenberg, of New York City; three sons, Marvin, of New York City; Samuel and Daniel, both at home; three grandchildren and several brothers and sisters. The funeral took place yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from his home. Rabbi Edward N. Tenenbaum had charge of the services, assisted by Cantor A. David Spiegel. Interment was in the Jewish Cemetery. The pallbearers were David Sweet, Irving Richman, Milton Tohn, Daniel Trachtenberg, Melvin Rosenthal and Al Horowitz. William Menkewicz was the funeral director.
HOROWITZ; ROSE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: November 22, 1947
  • Mrs. Rose Horowitz, 65, of 35 N. Main St., Shenandoah, died in the Jewish Hospital, where she had undergone a serious operation on Tuesday. Born in Europe she came to this country when a young girl. She and her late husband, who died six years ago, where the founders of the Horowitz Leather store from which business the deceased retired several years ago. She was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, the Hebrew Ladies' Aid Society and the B'nai B'rith Auxiliary. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Libby Lefkowitz, and Alice, at home, and Mrs. Hanna Tractenberg, of New York; three sons, Marvin, New York;  Samuel and Daniel, at home, and a brother, Samuel Steiner, of New York. The funeral took place Friday afternoon with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Wm. Menkewicz had charge.
HOROWITZ, SAMUEL; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: March 8, 1978
  • Samuel Horowitz of 35 N. Main St., Shenandoah, died Tuesday afternoon in Mount Carmel. Semi-retired, Mr. Horowitz was associated in business with the Horowitz family, with stores in Shenandoah and Mount Carmel. Born in Girardville, Mr. Horowitz was a son of the late Max and Rose Steiner Horowitz. He was any Army veteran of World War II and a member of the Kehillat Israel congregation, B'nai B'rith, American Legion, Shenandoah Amvets, Shenandoah Elks, Masonic Lodge and Rescue Hook and Ladder Fire Company. Surviving are a brother Daniel of Shenandoah, and three sisters, Alice Horowitz, Libby Lefkowitz, both of Shenandoah and Mrs. Hannah Trachtenberg of New York. Services will be held Thursday afternoon from the Oravitz Funeral Home, Shenandoah, with interment in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
HOWITT, PHILIP (HOROWITZ); From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 24, 1981
  • Phillip (Horowitz) Howitt, 36 S. White Street, Shenandoah, died this morning at Locust Mountain State General Hospital. He was born in Austria, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Morris Horowitz, and resided with the Horowitz family in Shenandoah for many years. Surviving are a sister, Gussie Rosenthal, Spring Valley, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held Sunday afternoon from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, with interment in Kehelette Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
ISAACHMAN, BENJAMIN; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 18, 1895
  • Benjamin, the three-year-old child of Moses Isaachman, was burned to death at the home of its parents in Shamokin yesterday. Its clothing caught fire from a stove. The remains were brought here this morning and buried in the Jewish cemetery.
JAFFE, ABRAHAM; From the Evening Herald - February 19, 1897
  • Abraham Jaffe, an old Jewish resident of town, died at the home of his son-in-law, Ike Orkin, on South Main Street, this morning. Deceased was 53 years of age and is survived by his wife and two daughters. Death was caused from asthma. According to the Jewish custom the remains will be interred in the Keheleth-Israel cemetery at the setting of the sun today.
JAFFE, ROSE (DOREU); Need Obituary

JANOWITCH, BERNARD; Need Obituary

JANOWITCH, IRVIN; Need Obituary

JANOWITZ, FANNIE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: March 21, 1928
  • Mrs. Florence Janowitz, wife of a Mahanoy City merchant, Morris Janowitz, died at the family residence on Center St., Tuesday afternoon, after a long illness. She had been a patient in the Jewish Memorial Hospital at New York, but recently returned home. She was born in Russia 48 years ago, but has been a resident of this county for the past 16 years. Besides her husband,  five children survive, also two sisters, of New York City. Funeral was held this afternoon, with interment in the Jewish Cemetery at Shenandoah.
JANOWITZ; GUSSIE; Need Obituary

KANDILL, ROSE SISWEIN; From the Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: May 25, 2005
  • Rose Siswein Kandill, 82, a resident of the Shenandoah Manor Nursing Center for the past five years, died Monday at the Center. She spent most of her life in Alexandria, Va. Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, was in charge of the arrangements.
KAPLAN, ABRAHAM ZELIG; Need Obituary

KAPLAN, BABY; Need Obituary

KAPLAN, CHARLES R.; From the Morning Call - Allentown, PA: May 1, 2014 
  • Charles R. "Charlie K's" Kaplan, 94, of Coconut Creek, Florida, died peacefully on Sunday, April 13, 2014 in his home. Born in Mahanoy City he was the son of the late Morris and Gussie (Seleznik) Kaplan. After graduating from high school and serving in the U.S. Army as an officer during World War II, Mr. Kaplan worked in the family bakery business which enabled him to learn the trade of the business including management and ownership. Before long, he pursued his own business aspirations, and in 1954 he opened the first kosher pizza stand in the area at the Allentown Farmer's Market. It was known for decades and still remains (under new ownership) Charlie K's Pizza. A successful businessman, Mr. Kaplan branched out in Pennsylvania opening several other concession stands, increasing his real estate holdings, and continuing as a stockholder of the Allentown Fairgrounds. He was married to the late Sylvia (Winick) Levin Kaplan for nearly 50 years. Mrs. Kaplan passed away three years ago. She was a graduate of the Allentown High School and attended the New York Fashion Institute, after which she was a fashion buyer for the original Hess Brothers. Mr. and Mrs. Kaplan were members of Temple Beth El prior to moving to Florida. Mr. Kaplan was a good, kind, loving, and philanthropic man, proud of being a 32nd degree Mason. Survivors: Mr. Kaplan (Pop) will sadly be missed by his (step) daughter, Suzanne Lapiduss, (step) granddaughter, Tracey Billig and her husband Jason, and great-grandson Mason. He is also survived by his brother, David Kaplan, 10 nieces and nephews, and 42 great-nieces and nephews. Mr. Kaplan was predeceased by grandchildren, Robert Lapiduss and Michelle Lapiduss, two sisters Sara Yudacufski, and Mollie Cohen, and one brother, Dr. Max Kaplan. Services: Graveside burial took place, Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Kehillat Israel Cemetery in Shenandoah, PA. Contributions: To a charity of your choice.
KAPLAN, DOROTHEE (LANDE); From Hazleton Standard-Speaker: December 10, 1996
  • Dorothee L. Kaplan, of 21 E. Spring St., Frackville, died Monday morning at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, Pottsville, where she had been hospitalized since Dec. 7. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Simon Richard and Goldie (Bruchansky) Lande. She moved to Frackville in 1950 ad graduated from Overbrook High School, Philadelphia. She once managed the beauty salon in the Litt Brothers department store in Philadelphia and was a member of the B'Nai Israel Congregation, Frackville, and the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. She was a secretary-treasurer and a past president of the B'Nai Israel Congregation. She was a member of Hadassah and Sisterhood, Frackville; and was a past president and past treasurer of the Schuylkill Dental Auxiliary. She was also a member and former officer of the Allied Artists of Schuylkill County and a member of the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Frackville Elks Lodge 1533. Preceding her in death were a brother, Harold, in 1993, and a sister, Frances Trout, 1985. Surviving are her husband of 46 years, Dr. Max; daughters, Betty Kaplan-Marino, Birmingham, Ala.; and Bonnie Kaplan Yanuskiewicz, Frackville; sons, Alan W. and Arthur D., both of Frackville; sisters, May Cohler, Philadelphia; and Honey Demchick, Upper Darby; brother, Budd, Churchville, Bucks County, and four grandchildren and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. today from the Nice Funeral Home, 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. Burial will be in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Memorial contributions can be sent to the B'Nai Israel Congregation c/o 21 E. Spring St., Frackville 17931.
KAPLAN, GUSSIE; From the Evening Herald- Shenandoah, PA: March 1, 1967
  • Funeral Services for Mrs. Gussie Kaplan, 25 South Lehigh Avenue, Frackville, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Hoppes Funeral Home, Third and Washington Streets, Frackville. Rabbi Abraham Grossman, of Kehillat Israel Congregation, Shenandoah, officiated, assisted by Cantor Reuven Papir of Oheb Zedeck Congregation, Pottsville. In attendance was Rabbi Richard Marcnitz, of Pottsville. Robert F. Hoppes was the funeral director. Interment was made in Kehillat Israel Congregation Cemetery, Shenandoah. The pallbearers were Henry Supowit, Dr. Leon Meyers, Harry Klemow, Leo Mallett, David Schoor and Charles Abeloff.
KAPLAN, MICHEL/ISAAC/IKE; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: August 6, 1902
  • The funeral of Michael Caplan occurred from his late hom on North White Street at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The remains were interred in the Hebrew Cemetery. M O'Neill directed the funeral.
KAPLAN, MAX; From Pottsville Republican: July 1, 2006
  • Max Kaplan, DDS, 95, of Pottsville, formerly of Frackville, died Thursday evening at Providence Place Retirement Community. Born in Hazleton, April 14, 1911, he was a son of the late Morris and Gussie (Seleznick) Kaplan. Raised in Mahanoy City, he was a graduate of Mahanoy City High School Class of 1929. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree and Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Pittsburgh in 1934, he practiced dentistry for 60 years with offices in Frackville and Hazleton. Dr. Kaplan was an Army Air Force verteran of World War II and obtained the rank of captain. During World War II, he practiced dentistry in China while serving along the Burma Road. Dr. Kaplan was a member and past president of the Schuylkill County Dental Society, a former trustee of the Pennyslvania Dental Association and a member of the American Dental Association. He was a member and past president of the former B'nai Israel Synagogue, Frackville, a member of the Kehillat Israel Synangogue, Shenandoah, and a member of the Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville. Dr. Kaplan was a charter member and first president of the Frackville Lions club, a member and former trustee of the B.P.O. Elks 1533, Frackville, and a member of the American Legion Post 398, Frackville, where he was recently honored as the oldest veteran in the post. He was preceded in dead by his wife, to who he was married for 47 years, Dorothee Lande Kaplan in 1996; a sister, Molly Cohen. Dr. Kaplan is survived by four children, Betty, wife of Jack Marino, Birmingham, Ala., and Bonnie, wife of Michael Yanuskiewicz, Alan, husband of Susan Kaplan, and Arthur, husband of Kristine Kelly-Kaplan, all of Frackville, grandchildren, Justin, Jarad, Alyse, Rachyl, Ryan, Cody and Ava Grace; a sister, Sara Yudacufski, Miami Beach, Fla.; brothers Charles Kaplan, Coconut Creek, Fla. and David Kaplan, Red Bank, N.J.; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, 48 N. Broad Mountain Ave., Frackville, with Rabbi Leah Richman officiating. Donations can be made to the Max Kaplan Memorial Fund c/o Wachovia Bank, 2 S. Lehigh Ave. Frackville, PA 17931, where proceeds will be distributed to various children's charities as per his request. Interment will be in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
KAPLAN; MORRIS; From the Republic and Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 23, 1970
  • Morris Kaplan, 85, a retired Frackville businessman who was a founder of the synagogues in Mahanoy City and Frackville, died Wednesday night in Good Samaritan Hospital, Pottsville, where had been a medical patient since July 12. Born in Lithuania, he operated a bakery in Mahanoy City for 25 years. Until his retirement in 1960 he had a grocery in Frackville and lived at 25 South Lehigh Avenue. He was a son of the late Abe and Sarah Rebecca Kaplan and was preceded in death by his wife, the former Gussie Selesnik, in 1967. Mr. Kaplan was honorary president of Congregation B'nai Israel in Frackville and Congregation Kehillat Israel in Shenandoah, also a charger member of the West End Fire Company in Mahanoy City. Surviving are three sons and two daughters: Dr. Max, Frackville dentist; Charles of Allentown, David of Minersville, Mrs. Morris (Sarah) Yudacufski of Miami Beach and Mrs. Abe (Mollie) Cohen of Harrisburg. He also leaves two sisters: Mrs. Max (Fannie) Arnoff of Shenandoah, Mrs. Isiah (Anna) Troy of Kingston and ten grandchildren. The services were scheduled for 4 p.m. today at the Hoppes Funeral Home, Frackville, conducted by Rabbi Herman Berg, spiritual leader of the Shenandoah and Frackville congregations, and Cantor Reuben Papir of the Pottsville synagogue. Shiva was scheduled to be observed at 25 South Lehigh Avenue and interment in the Hebrew Cemetery.
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KARNS, IDA
; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 14, 1924
  • The funeral of Mrs. Simon Karns, who died at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y., took place yesterday afternoon. The body arrived in Hazleton and was brought to the home of her mother, Mrs. Levine, South Main Street, by Undertaker W.J. Schwab. Services were conducted at the home by Rabbi Hyman Siskin, of Keheleth Israel synagogue followed by interment in the Jewish cemetery. The funeral was largely attended. The pall bearers were E.F. Supowit, M.T. Sweet, Nathan Sweet, town; L. Fineberg, S. Smigelsky, Mt. Carmel; J. Cantor, Centralia. W.J. Schwab was funeral director.
KATZ, ADELAIDE G.; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: May 11, 1999
  • Adelaid G. Katz, 89, of 226 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, formerly of Shenandoah, died Monday in Philadelphia. Born in Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Siegel Levit. She was a graduate of Beaver College, Glenside. She worked in the gift shop at Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, in retail sales. She was a member of the Congregation Kenneseth Israel, Elkins Park, and Beaver College Alumni. She was active with Philadelphia Art Museum and was associated with Philadelphia Academy of Music. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Dr. Albert B., in July 1987; four brothers; three sisters. Surviving are a niece; three nephews; a grandniece; three grandnephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Rabbi Raphael Miller will officiate. Interment will be in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
KATZ, DR. ALBERT B.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 16, 1987
  • Dr. Albert B. Katz, 84, a Philadelphia physician for more than 50 years, died Wednesday at the Dorchester, 226 W. Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. He was the husband of the former Adelaid G. Levit, a native of Shenandoah, daughter of the late Harry and Bessie Levit. He was a son of the late Myer and Mollie Katz. He graduated from Hahnemann Medical College in 1927, and was married in 1932 to Adelaide Levit. Dr. Katz was an emeritus clinical associate professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He also held a teaching position at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. He was a diplomat of both the American Boards of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Katz was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the International College of Physicians. He contributed important early studies and investigations in the fields of gastroenterology and vitamins. He was a practicing internist until his retirement in 1983. Dr. Katz was a member of Reformed Congregation of Kenesseth Israel Synagogue, Elkins Park, and the Masons. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a brother, Simon, Hallandale, Fla.; two nephews and a niece. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah, is in charge of arrangements. 
KATZ, FANNY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: March 31, 1925
  • J. Plevinsky, of No. 116 South Main Street, received a message announcing the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Katz, at Lansford last night. She had been ill for some time. She is survived by two chidren. Her sister, Mrs. Plevinsky died several months ago.
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KATZ, HAROLD MORDECAI; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: January 23, 1962
  • Harold M. Katz, 142 W. Ridge St., Lansford, manager of Pennsylvania Employment Security Office, Tamaqua, and a Lansford businessman, died Monday at the Coaldale Hospital. Mr. Katz, 57, was a manager of the Employment Security Office since January, 1958, and he also operated a children's shop in Lansford for 18 years. He was a native of Lansford. Surviving are his wife, the former Lena Kutler; a son, Atty. Stanley Katz, Lebanon; two daughters, Mrs. Albert Niden, of Chicago, and Mrs. Donald Brown, Philadelphia, and five grandchildren. During World War II, Mr. Katz served as employer relations representative with the Employment Security offices in Tamaqua and Pottsville. Funeral services were held on Tuesday from the Holmes Funeral Home, Lansford.
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KATZMAN, TOBY; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: Mar. 25, 1988
  • Toby Katzman, 86, of 11 Martins Run Drive, Media, died there Wednesday night. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 29, 1901, a daughter of the late Harry and Anna Masstab. She was a professional artist. Mrs. Katzman lived in France during most of her artistic career. Her husband, Abraham M., died in 1962. Surviving are a daughter, Renee Moss, Orwigsburg; three grandchildren; a sister, Lillian Rouse, New York City; nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday from Lord Funeral Home, Pottsville. Rabbi Harold Markman, Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville, will officiate. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
KEMPNER, ISAAC; From The Call - Schuylkill Haven, PA: February 20, 1942
  • Isaac Kempner of 130 West Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, foreman of the Walk-In Shoe Co., died in the Pottsville Hospital on Sunday afternoon. He was removed to the hospital on Saturday morning, having been stricken ill last Tuesday. Mr. Kempner was born in Russia, came to this country 29 years ago, settled in New York City and moved to Schuylkill Haven five years ago. His survivors are his wife; three children, Manuel and Lawrence, of Schuylkill Haven; Gertrude, wife of Julius Davison, of Shenandoah, and one sister in South America. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the Community Center at Shenandoah, with Rabbi Tenenbaum officiating. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery.
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KEMPNER, RACHEL; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: April 4, 1949
  • Mrs. Rachel, wife of the late Isaac Kempner, 34 N. Market St., Shenandoah, died Monday morning at her home at 3:45 o'clock, following a heart attack. Although in ill health for the past two years, she had not been seriously ill. A native of New York City, she was a resident of Shenandoah for the past seven years, moving there from Sch. Haven where she lived for five years. She was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, and is survived by two sons and one daughter, Lawrence and Manuel at home, and Gertrude, wife of Jules Davison, Shenandoah; also four brothers, Joseph, Harry, Mickey and Morry Reember, all of London, England, and one sister, Mrs. Stella Kasha, of Brooklyn, N.Y. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon from the W. Harry Waters Funeral Home, at three o'clock, with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery.
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KLEMOW, HARRY H.; From Hazleton Standard Speaker - Hazleton, PA: February 28, 2002
  • Harry H. Klemow; Born: Apr. 12, 1916 in Hazleton, Pa.; Died: Dec. 16, 1995 in Pottsville, Pa.; Member of B'Nai Israel Synagogue in Frackville; Husband of Rhoda (Yudacufski) Klemow; Son of Samuel Klemow and Nettie (Klitzner) Klemow; Owner a furniture store and maintained another residence in Frackville; Interment will be in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery.
KLEMOW, RHODA D. (YUDACUFSKI); From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: Nov. 17, 2007
  • Rhoda d. Yudacufski Klemow, Frackville, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Frackville, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah (Goldin) Yudacufski. She graduated from Frackville High School and McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City. She was co-owner of the Fox Furniture Store, Frackville, with her husband for more than 45 years. She previously worked for the government as a clerk in Philadelphia. She was a member of the former B'Nai Brith Synagogue, Frackville, and the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. She was precedeed in death by her husband, Harry H. Klemow, to whom she was married 48 years; two sisters, Julia Cotler and Esther Fox; three brothers, Ike, Herman, and Morris Yudacufski. She was the last member of her immediate family. Surviving are a son, Marc B. Klemow, husband of JoAnne, Frackville, four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Religous services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Albert L. Gricoski Funeral Home, Frackville, with Rabbi Alan Berg officiating. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Doantions can be made in Rhoda's name to the Frackville Library 56 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, Pa. or the American Cancer Society - Schuylkill Unit, 16 N. 4th St., Minersville, Pa. 17954
KLINE, ELAINE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 30, 1930
  • Elaine, 16-months-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Kline, of South Main Street, died at six o'clock this morning at Mount Sinai Hospital, Philadelphia. The child has been ill for the past few weeks and was first removed to the State Hospital at Fountain Springs for treatment, later being removed to the Philadelphia hospital. She is survived by her parents and one sister, Jacqueline. Mr. Kline is the well known proprietor of Kline's Ladies' Ready-to-Wear store on South Main Street. The body will be brought to the home of the parents, from where the funeral will take place at two o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
KLINE, LENA (ETHEL); From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: May 29, 1947
  • The funeral of Mrs. Lena (Ethel) Kline, former town resident who died at the home of her son, Harry Kline, Staten Island, N.Y., was held yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted at 2 o'clock at the W. Harry Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street, from where the funeral was held. Rabbi T. Buch, Temple Israel Congregation, Scranton, officiated and was assisted by Rabbi Herman Rockoff, of the local synagogue. Pallbearers were Harold Siswein, Abe Marateck, Ruben Kutler, Max Sorin, Samuel Horowitz and Nathan Sweet. Burial was made in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters and Son had charge.
KLINE, HARRY L.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: October 5, 1963
  • Harry L. Kline, former Shenandoah restaurant operator, died Thursday in his ladies clothing store at Norwich, Conn. He was 61 and left Shenandoah in 1940. While residing in Shenandoah he was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation and the B'nai B'rith Lodge. He was the initial trustee of the synagogue. A son, Louis Kline, was killed in action overseas during World War II. Born in Williamstown, Mr. Kline came to Shenandoah with his parents in infancy. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; a sister, Mrs. Rose Wolfe, in Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Joseph and Irving, both in New York City. Two nieces also survive. Funeral services will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Rabbi Sheldon Freedman, head of the Israel Kehillat congregation, will be in charge.
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KLINE, LOUIS J. (LEWHY); From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: June 20 1944
  • Word was received in town announcing that Pvt. Louis Kline, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kline, former town residents now of Lewiston, Me., has been killed in action in the Pacific war theater. Private Kline, who was attached to the infantry, was killed in New Guinea on May 28, according to the telephone message received by relatives here. He was born and reared in Shenandoah while his parents conducted the Kline restaurant on East Centre Street. He attended the local public schools and graduated from the Junior High School. About four years ago his parents left town for Lewiston. Mr. Kline and his brother, Joe Kline, former ladies' ready-to-wear merchant of South Main Street,now conduct a chain of ladies' apparel stores throughout the New England States. Private Kline attended high school in New York City, then graduated from high school in Lewiston. He received his basic training at Camp Wolters, Tex., and left for overeas about six months ago.
  • Memorial services were held for Pvt. Louis Kline who was killed in action in New Guinea on May 28, at the local Kehillat Israel Synagogue and were in charge of Rev. Herman J. Rockoff. The local synagogue was filled with mourning friends and relatives. Pvt. Kline was born and reared in town and was graduated from the Junior High School. Son or Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kline, now of Lewiston, Me., the former owned and operated Kline's Luncheonette for 17 years on East Centre Street. The soldier who was killed after six months oversea service attended Jamaica High School in New York for three years and graduated from Hebron Academy of Hebron, in Maine, last June. He entered the service on July 28, 1943 and was a member of the Combat Medical Department of the 162nd Infantry operating in the Southwest Pacific. He trained while in this country at Camp Fanin, Texas and received medals of recognition as an expert rifle marksman and also for his bayonet skills. From Fort Ord, California, Pvt. Kline went to Australia and after a few weeks, participated in the invastion of Hollandia, New Guinea. He met death in the invasion of Biak Island as a result of wounds received in action. He organized the A.Z.A. of Lewiston, Me., and was its first president. He received recognition at Hebron Academy as a member of the debating team, participated in school theatrical productions, swimming team, co-manager of football and basketball and a few sport activities.
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KLITZNER, JACOB "JAKE"; From Pottsville Republican Herald: May 8, 2006
  • Jacob "Jake" Klitzner, 88, of 103 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, died Saturday at home. Born in Slatington, Aug. 6, 1917, he was the son of the late Fishel and Sarah Sweet Klitzner. He attended local schools. He was an Army Veteran of WWII. He was the former owner of Klitzner Ford, Shenandoah. He was an Associate Member of Hadassah and a volunteer manager at Kehillat Israel Cemetery from 1984 until his last breath. He was also a member of B'Nai Brith. Surviving are his wife Bess "Harris Apple" Klitzner; a brother, Moe Klitzner, Shenandoah; a sister, Molly Schwartz, Florida; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today from Oravitz Home For Funerals, 40 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, followed by burial in Kehillat Israel Cemetery. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services today. The family requests contributions be made in his memory to Kehillat Israel Cemetery Association, 103 N. Jardin St., Shenandoah, Pa. 17976.
KLITZNER, LOUISE S.; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: March 29, 2009
  • Louise S. Klitzner, 87, of 373 Florida Ave., Shenandoah Heights, died Sunday at Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Born in Mahanoy City, April 23, 1921, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Ida Tulin Golin. She was a graduate of Mahanoy Area High School. She was a member of the former Kehilliat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, past president of Bnai Brith, and a member of Hadassah. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris "Moe" Klitzner; two brothers, Sonny Golin and Babe Golin; and a sister, Hannah Ellis. Surviving are two daughters, Paula Wright, wife of John, Shenandoah, and Debi Linhard, Philadelphia; two grandsons, James and Brian Gadinski; a granddaughter, Irirsa Linhard; and a great-granddaughter, Porsha Linhard.
    Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday from Nice-Hart Funeral Home Inc., 9 N. Lehigh Ave., Frackville. The Rabbi Melody Davis will be officiating. Interment will be in Kehilliat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
KLITZNER, MARGARET (HOROWITZ); From Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: July 22, 1975
  • Born: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Died: Locust Mountain State General Hospital, Shenadoah, Pa.; Wife of Jacob "Jake" Klitzner; Daughter of Sam and Lena Horowitz; Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery
KLITZNER, MORRIS; From the Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: Sept. 2, 2006
  • Morris Klitzner, 90, of 373 Florida Ave., Shenandoah Heights, died Friday at his residence. Born in Sladington, April 14, 1916, he was the son of the late Phillip and Sarah Klitzner. He was the proprietor of Klitzner Auto Parts, Klitzner Auto Glass, and Klitzner Auto Sales. He was a Navy Veteran of WWII. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, and Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville. He was also a member of American Legion Post 74, Mahanoy City. He was preceded in death by a brother Jacob "Jake" Klitzner, in 2006. Surviving are his wife of 67 years, the former Louise Golin; two daughters, Paula Hopko, Saint Clair and Debbie Linhard, Philadelphia; a sister Molly Schwartz, Florida; three grandchildren, James Gadinski, Brian Gadinski, and Rissy Linhard; a great-grandchild, Porsha; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Oravitz Home For Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Rabbi Leah Richman will officiate. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the services Sunday. Interment will be at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
KLITZNER, SARAH; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: October 27, 1969
  • Mrs. Sarah Klitzner, nee Sweet, of 229 West Penn Street, Shenandoah, died in the Greenview Nursing Home, Orwigsburg, where she had been a guest since May 2, 1966. A resident of Shenandoah for 73 years, locating here from Lithuania, she was a daughter of the late Simon and Gittel Sweet and attended the local schools. Her husband Philip preceded her in death in 1919. Mrs. Klitzner was a member of the Kehillat Israel Synagogue, the B'nai B'rith Women's Chapter and the Kehillat Israel Sisterhood. Surviving are two sons, Morris, local auto parts dealer, and Jacob, proprietor of the Klitzner Ford Agency, both of Shenandoah; one daughter, Mollie, wife of Andrew Schwartz, of North Miami Beach, Fla. She also leaves one brother, David Sweet, of Shenandoah Heights, and five grandchildren. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Oravitz Home for Funerals, 38-40 North Jardin Street. Rabbi Herman Berg of Kehillat Israel Congregation, will officiate. Burial will be in the Hebrew Cemetery. The family will sit Shiva at the Klitzner residence, 103 North Jardin Street. It is requested that flowers be omitted. J.A. Oravitz and Sons have charge.
KRAP; IZREL DAVID; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 3, 1956
  • Izrel Krap, 1828 West End Avenue, Pottsville, died last evening in the Warne Hospital, Pottsville. He was 64.He was a native of Russia and immigrated to this country many years ago. Until five years agao, he conducted a scrap metal business in Shenandoah and then transferred to Pottsville. He was married to the former Sarah Baden and was a member of the Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville and Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah. Mr. Krap was also affiliated with the B'nai B'rith Lodge. Surviving in addition to his wide are the following children, Alfred Krop, Shenandoah; Louis Krop, Buffalo, N.Y., Philip Krop, Shenandoah; Michael Krop, Philadelphia, Ruth, wife of Robert Spector, Mt. Carmel. He is further survived by six grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth, wife of Leon Stein, of Philadelphia; Bluma Semianka, living in Israel, and a half-brother, Morris Krap, New York City. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock from his late home. Rabbi Irvin Chinn will be in charge of services. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Lord Funeral Salon, Pottsville, has charge.
KRAP, MEYER; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: June 26, 1945
  • Meyer Krap, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Krap, 117 North White street, was drowned Sunday afternoon in Baltimore, Md. He was employed in a defense plant at Baltimore the last four years. His brother, Philip, who also works in a defense plant there, sent word home to the family by telephone. The family here has received no details of Meyer's death as yet, other than the information that he was drowned in some bay in Baltimore. Parents of the victim are well known in town, being in the scrap business here for many years. Meyer was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue and was graduated from the J.W. Cooper High School. Undertaker W. Harry Waters sent for the body this morning in preparation for burial from the local residence. Surviving are his parents, one sister, Ruth, at home; four brothers, Alfred, U.S. Army in Italy; Philip, working in Baltimore; Morris, at home, and Louis, discharged war veteran, now a student at the New York University. One niece, Miss Barbara Krap, and one nephew, Harry Krap, both of town, also survive. The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon from the local residence, 117 North White Street. Services will take place at the home at 4 o'clock. Interment will be in the Jewish Cemetery.
KRAP, SARAH LEAH; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: April 4, 1984
  • Sarah L. (Baden) Krap, 1828 West End Ave., died this morning in Good Samaritan Hospital. She was born in Russia. Mrs. Krap was a member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Hadassah and Sisterhood organizations. Her husband, Israel, died 28 years ago. A son, Meyer, died in 1945. Surviving are four sons, Alfred, Del Ray Beach, Fla., Dr. Lou, Buffalo, N.Y., Phil and Dr. Michael, both of North Miami Beach, Fla.,; a daughter, Ruth, wife of Robert Spector, Pottsville; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Lord Funeral Home, Pottsville. Interment will be in Kehillat-Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
KRIM, HARRY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 16, 1952
  • Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 1 p.m. for Harry Krim, 65 of Hazleton, who died about 7:15 p.m. yesterday in the Hazleton State Hospital. The funeral services will be held from the W. Harry Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street, town. Mr. Krim was a song of the late Maurice and Pauline Krim, and was a brother of Mrs. Sam Berson, of North Main Street, Shenandoah. Born in Norway, Mr. Krim came to this country early in life and made his home in Shenandoah. For a number of years he was employed by the late Harry Levit. About 30 years ago he moved to Hazleton where was associated with his brothers in the Diamond Clothing Company business. A brother died recently in Lebanon. Mr. Krim never married. Surviving are two brothers, Louis and Benjamin, of Hazleton; two sisters, Mrs. Sam Berson, of town; Mrs. Louis Weinstein, New Britain, Conn. The funeral will take place Sunday with services at 1 p.m. in the Waters Funeral Parlor, North Jardin Street. Interment will be in the family plot of the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah. W. Harry Waters has charge.
KRIM, PAULINE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 15, 1914
  • Mrs. Morris Krim, a well known resident of town, died at 1:30 this afternoon at her home No. 19 North Chestnut Street. Mrs. Krim had been ailing for several years but not until Saturday last when pneumonia developed did her illness cause her family alarm She was 55 years of age and enjoyed a large circle of friends. Besides her husband, she is survived by the following children: Ida, wife of Samuel Berson, Miss Fannie and Louis, Benjamin and Harry, at home and Max, of Myerstown. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon between two and three o'clock. Interment will be made in the Jewish Cemetery.
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LEBENDIG, ABRAHAM, M.D.; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 20, 1929
  • Dr. A. Lebendig, of 23 South White Street, who was stricken suddenly ill late last night with an attach of heart disease, died at his home at about 1:30 o'clock this morning after two physicians, Dr. H.K. Hobbs and Dr. James P. Roth, did all in the power of medical science to save him. The physician was in his usual good health yesterday but was stricken suddenly last night. He sank rapidly with his death coming as a shock to his family and friends. The deceased was known best for his ability as an X-ray technician. His fame was known is all parts of the State and he was often called into consultation in X-ray examinations and diagnoses. He was born in New York City and was a graduate of the School of Medicine of New York University and Columbia University. Shortly after graduating from these institutions he moved to Rochester, N.Y., where he became a technician on the staff of the Monroe County General Hospital. Dr. Lebendig was a member of the medical corps of the United States Army during the World War and save service overseas with the American Expeditionary forces. He trained prior to his embarkation to France, with the Ninth Company, Medical Officers' Training Corps, at Fort Ogelthorpe, Ga. He came to Shenandoah eight years ago, and had bee active in local medical circles since that time. He was a member of the Shenandoah Medical Society, Schuylkill County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Society of Medical men, and the American Medical Association. Fraternally, he was a member of the B.P.O. Elks, the American Legion, and the Shenandoah Kiwanis Club. Dr. Lebendig held the rank of Major in the United States Army Medical Officers' Reserves Corp, t the time of his death, and was also a flight surgeon in the air service. Last summer he spent several weeks at Kelly Field, El Paso, Texas, where he continued his studies in X-ray and medical work. He was a member of Keheleth Israel Synagogue. The deceased is survived by his parents, of New York City; one sister, Mrs. Abraham Tannenbaum, of Chester, Pa., his wife, and two children, Robert Louis Lebendig and Mayer Spoont Lebendig. Funeral services will be hald form the late home tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock under the direction of Rabbi Isaac Werlin, fo twon. The interment will be in the local Hebrew Cemetery.
LEBENDIG, ABRAHAM H.; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: January 2, 1963
  • Abraham H. Lebendig, of 19 South Ferguson Street, Shenandoah, died unexpectedly at his home yesterday. A lifelong Shenandoah resident, he was a son of Mrs. Mamie (Spoont) and the late Dr. Abraham Lebendig. He was born April 25, 1929, and his father died in February of that same year. He attended Shenandoah schools and was graduated from Mahanoy Township High School in 1947. During the Korean War he served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Surviving with his mother are two brothers, Dr. Mayer in Kittannning, and Robert in Altoona; two uncles, Sam Spoont of Shenandoah and Abe of Hazleton. Services were scheduled in the Waters Funeral Home at 3 o'clock this afternoon, with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters had charge.
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LEFKOWITZ, ANNETTE; From the Republican and Evening Herald - Pottsville, PA: July 16, 2001
  • Annette Lefkowitz, 79, of Fort Myers, Fla., died Thursday at Healthpark Hospital, Fort Myers. Born in Mount Carmel, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Libby Lefkowitz. Services will be held at noon Tuesday from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will follow in Kehillat Israel Congregation Cemetery, Shenandoah.
LEFKOWITZ; LIBBIE (HOROWITZ); From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 7, 1990
  • Libbie Horowitz Lefkowitz, 5327 Concord Way, Fort Myers, Fla., died Friday night at South West Regional Hospital, Fort Myers. Born in New York, she was a daughter of the late Max and Rose Steiner Horowitz. Mrs. Lefkowitz was employed for many years at the former Horowitz Family Retail Enterprises, Shenandoah. Her husband, Martin, died in 1938. Surviving are two daughters, Annette Lefkowitz and Roselyn Mansfield, both of Florida; a brother, Daniel Horowitz, Shenandoah; two sisters, Alice Horowitz, Shenandoah, and Hanna Trackenberg, New York; two grandchildren. Services will be held Tuesday from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in Kehilett Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
LEVIN, ANNA; From the Shenandoah Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: December 15, 1933
  • The community will be shocked to learn of the death of Mrs. Anna Levin, proprietress of the Levin Dry Goods Store, 312 West Coal street. Death occurred at the Locust Mountain State Hospital  at 1:35 o'clock this afternoon, following Mrs. Levin's admission late last night as a medical patient. She was stricken ill on Tuesday. Mrs. Levin was born in Europe, but had been a resident of Shenandoah for about 30 years. At the time of death she was about 52 years of age. Following the death of her husband, Joseph, fourteen years ago, Mrs. Levin took charge of the business established by her husband, which she successfully carried on. A woman of altruistic nature she was held in high regard both by friends in business and private life. She was a member of Keheleth Israel Synagogue. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Irving Richman and Mrs. Irving Friedman; two sons, Leo and Nathan, all of Shenandoah. A brother, Jacob Goodman, local merchant, also survives. The body was taken in charge by undertaker J.A. Walukiewicz.
LEVIN, FLORENCE; From the Pottsville Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: November 26, 1966
  • Mrs. Florence Levin, 200 Ohio Ave., Shenandoah Heights, died this morning in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she had been a patient one week. Widow of Leo Levin, she was born in Tamaqua, daughther of James and Florence Valentine, and was graduated from Tamaqua schools. Mrs. Levin was a member of Congregation Kehillat Israel, the Sisterhood, Bnai Brith Auxiliary and Hadassah, Shenandoah. Surviving are three daughters, Ann and Susan at home, Mrs. George (Judith) Opperman, Phila.; two brothers and two sisters, Marian, James Valentine and Kenneth Hoag, Tamaqua; Gladys Hoag, Connecticut. Services will be Sunday afternoon in Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah, with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
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LEVIN, LEO; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 25, 1960
  • Leo Levin, of 200 Ohio Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, died of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital Saturday, at 7:40 p.m. He had been sent to the hospital earlier after [being seen] by Dr. Joseph Tomlin. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Joseph and Ann Goodman Levin. he was a member of the Keheleth Israel Congregation; Shenandoah Lodge 945 B.P.O.E.; B'nai B'rith Lodge 1025; and Mahoning Valley Country Club. He is survived by his wife, the former Florence Valentine, of Tamaqua; three daughters, Judy, Ann, and Susan; one brother, Nate, of Denver, Colo.; and two sisters, Mrs. Irving Friedman and Mrs. Irving Richmond, of Shenandoah. Funeral took place Monday afternoon from the Waters Funeral Home, Rabbi Sugarman officiated. Interment in the Hebrew Cemtery, Shenandoah. Pall bearers were: Isadore Janowiz, Joseph Smigelsky, Samuel Horowitz, Seymour Orkin, Doctor Paul Berson, Samuel Ufberg, Harry Reigel, Thomas Martin, Eddie Nahas, Nat Blum, Matt Wolman, Isadore Berger, James Bohard, and Lenny Freidberg.
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LEVINE, BEN; From The Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: April 11, 1956
  • Benjamin Levine, widely known resident of 192 Virginia Avenue, Shenandoah Heights, died last evening at 6:45 o'clock. He had been in ill health for about one year for several weeks was a patient at the Locust Mountain Hospital. Born in Europe, he was a son of the late Isaac and Rose Levine. The family came to this country when he was a young boy and settled in Shenandoah where he made his home since. Although retired at the time of his death, he once operated the New York Bargain Store. In former years he was active civically and was associated with the Rotary Club. He edited the club paper for many years. Mr. Levine was also associated with the Rescue Hook and Ladder Company No. 1 and the Knights of Pythias Lodge. Religiously, he was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Surviving are his widow, the former Viola Supowit; one sister living in New York and  a brother residing in Mt. Carmel. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock form the Waters Funeral Home, 200 North Jardin Street. Burial will be in the Hebrew Cemetery. W. Harry Waters is the funeral director.
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LEVIN, INFANT OF BEN AND VIOLA LUCILLE; From the Pottsville Daily Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 23, 1919
  • The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Levine, of E. Coal St., died Saturday afternoon. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon with interment in the Jewish cemetery.
LEVINE, ISAAC; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: May 9, 1918
  • Isaac Levine, 62 years old, one of the town's most prominent merchants and an extensive owner of real estate, died at his home, No. 14-16 South Main Street, at 1:30 o'clock this morning after several months' illness of complications. He was born in Russia-Poland and came to this country, twenty-four years ago taking up his residence in town and engaging in business. For the past several he has acted in an advisory capacity to his sons who managed the large dry goods business which he had established. He was well known and an active member of the Hebrew congregation and was of a charitable nature, performing many acts of kindness to the needy. He took a keen interest in life and was in the front rank of all welfare movements. Besides his widow, four sons, Joseph, a prominent business man, of Mt. Carmel, Michael, of New York; Philip and Benjamin, of town, and three daughters, Mrs. Simon Karns, Mrs. S. Davidson, of Brooklyn, and Miss Bessie, at home, survive. Funeral Friday at 1:30 o'clock.
LEVINE, MEYER; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 1, 1961
  • Meyer Levine, 73, of S. Market St., Shenandoah, died on Thursday at 8 p.m. in Locust Mountain Hospital where he had been admitted at 11:30 a.m. Mr. Levine, born in Europe came to Shenandoah from Pittsburgh as a peddler 30 years ago. He was the last member of his family. Funeral was held on Friday afternoon from Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Interment was made in the Hebrew Cemetery.
LEVINE, DR. MICHAEL; From the Patriot News - Harrisburg, PA: July 23, 2017
  • Although we are saddened sharing this news, our family has been blessed having had Michael in our lives. Dr. Michael Levine was born in Brooklyn, NY, the oldest son of Oscar and Rosalyn Levine. He was a Psychologist, an enthusiastic genealogical researcher, a man with a passion for fishing, a true blue-blooded NY Giants fan, a gardener, a tea connoisseur, a man with a passion for jazz and Judaic music, and his culinary skills were well appreciated. However, this was not the essence of Michael. Mike offered spirited conversation and a 24/7 open line for calls from the kids and a willingness to help and support in all ways possible. He was a gentle man, loving husband and the quintessential grandfather. Mike was preceded in death by his brother Merritt Levine. He is survived by his wife Ivy, his brother Donald (Barbara) Levine, his sister-in-law Ellen Levine, his mother-in-law Dorothy Pollack, his stepson Ian (Jill) Singer; stepdaughter Mika (Seth) Singer-Blanken, nieces and nephews Orrin and Alyson Levine, Andrew Levine, Erica and Perry Choset, Ally and Bob Abbott, Beth and Shawn Milsaps, great nieces and nephews, cousins and his granddaughters Samara Eden and Zoey Genesis. These girls were his life force. Their Mike-Mike was a blessing in their lives as they were in his. Chronic illness and courage are a constant battle - never underestimate either one. Memorial contributions may be made in Michael's name to the Jewish Community Foundation of Central PA - Kehillat Israel Cemetery Fund, 3301 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 (Attn: Paulette Keifer) or the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org/donate. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, July 23rd at 9:30 a.m. at Chisuk Emuna Synagogue, 3219 Green Street, Harrisburg, with burial to follow at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Shenandoah. 
LEVINE; PHILIP; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 17, 1931
  • Philip Levine, 42 years old, a member of the firm of Levine Bro., 14-16 South Main Street, was found dead in the garage at the rear of his place of business early this morning by his brother, Benjamin. Mr. Levine had been suffering from melancholia since December last and, notwithstanding the best medical aid, failed to respond to treatment and each day grew worse. For some time a close watch was kept on him, as he suffered severe fits of despondency and wept frequently. His condition was most pitiful and the many friends who visited him tried to console him, but he grew worse. Some time ago he was taken to a sanitarium in New York for treatment and returned feeling slightly improved, but for the last few weeks the despondence grew on him and finally culminated in his self destruction this morning. Last evening he said he felt improved and thought he would visit a movie. When he failed to return a search was made for him which resulted in finding the body cold in death in the garage. Mr. Levine was 42 years old and was a son of the late Isaac Levine. He was well known and enjoyed a large circle of friends. He was an excellent business man and stood high in the community. The family has the sympathy of many friends in the bereavement. Deputy Coroner John Young was summoned and made an investigation. When the body was found Dr. J.S. Monahan was summoned and pronounced him dead. The deceased was a member of the Hebrew Community Center, Lodge 515, I. O. O. F., Shenandoah Lodge of Elks, and Knights of Pythia. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, Mrs. Samuel Davidson, Mrs. Sidney Stamhler, both of New York, and three brothers, Michael, of New York; Joseph, Mt. Carmel, and Benjamin of town. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon.
LEVINE; ROSE; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: December 16, 1933
  • Mrs. Rose Levine, widow of Isaac Levine, late Shenandoah merchant, was laid at rest yesterday afternoon in the local Hebrew cemetery. Mrs. Levine, a life-long resident of this community, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Bessie Stamler, 115 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. The funeral cortege came to Shenandoah by automobile. The casket-bearers were Nathan and Max Sweet, Jacob Wolf, Samuel Matta, Jacob Ufberg and Charles Rudberg. Surviving Mrs. Levine are two daughters, Mrs. Katie Davidson and Mrs. Bessie Stamler, Brooklyn; three sons, Joseph, Mount Carmel; Michael, New York, and Benjamin, Shenandoah.
LEVINE; VIOLA; From The Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: February 13, 1980
  • Mrs. Viola Levine, a guest at the Berwick Retirement Village and a native of Shenandoah, died today at Berwick Hospital. Daughter of the late Ellis and Sophie (Jacobs) Supowit, she was educated in local schools, and was a member of Kehillat Israel Congregation, Rescue Hook and Ladder Co. Auxiliary, Knights of Pythians, B'nai B'rith and Hadassah. Preceded in death by her husband, Ben, she is survived by two brothers, Sidney Supowit, Fla., Henry Supowit, Frackville; two sisters, Ruth Brenner, Hazleton; Mrs. Sylvia Mittleman, Berwick; nieces and nephews. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Shenandoah, has charge.
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LEVIT; RACHEL; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: August 16, 1895
  • Rachel, the seven-month-old daughter of Harry Levit, of Centralia, was buried to-day in Kehelas Israel cemetery. Services were held at Centralia.
LEVIT, BESSIE D.; From the Evening Republican - Pottsville, PA: January 22, 1940
  • Bessie D., wife of Harry Levit, died Monday morning at her home, 22 S. Main Street, Shenandoah. She was a native of Lithuania and was a daughter of the late Simon and Anna Siegel. She is survived by her children, Jos. and Morris, at home; David, Detroit, and Dr. Samuel Levit, Phila.; Mrs. May Durst, Mrs. Henry Pincus, Mrs. Albert B. Katz, Phila. There is one brother, Louis Siegel, Shenandoah, who also survives. The funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Wm. Menkiweicz, Shenandoah, was the funeral director.
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LEVIT, HARRY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 29, 1940
  • Mr. Levit, of 22 South Main Street, one of the oldest and most respected clothing merchants in the region, succumbed at 12:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Jewish Hospital, Philadelphia, after a lengthy illness. He was well known as person of integrity and participated in many local civic and church affairs. His sterling character enabled him to succeed admirably in the clothing business. He was associated as a clothier with two sons, Morris and Joseph, and until recently, took an active part in the business. He developed the establishment from a humble beginning to its present status as one of the largest in the county. Born in Lithuania, Mr. Levit immigrated to this country when a young man and made him home in Shenandoah. His wife preceded him in death, January 21, 1940. He was a member of the local Kehillat Israel Synagogue and popular among the county Jewry. Among the survivors are four sons, Joseph and Morris, of town; David, Detroit, Mich.; Dr. Samuel Levit, Philadelphia; three daughters, Mrs. Max Durst, Mrs. Henry Pincus and Mrs. Albert P. Katz, all of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren. He is also survived by five brothers, Max, Sol and Joseph, all well-known merchants of town; Jacob, New York City, and Louis, Lithuania. The funeral took place this afternoon at 1 o'clock from his late home. Services were conducted by Rabbi Jacob Hochman, Pottsville. Interment was in the Jewish Cemetery. The pallbearers were: Samuel Friedband, Max Gold, Nathan Sweet, Abe Sherman, Sam Bohard and Max Sorin. William Menkewicz was funeral director.

LEVIT, SAMUEL M.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: September 9, 1994
  • Dr. Samuel M. Levit, 81, Philadelphia, died Wednesday in a Philadelphia nursing home. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Harry and Bessie Levit. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and received his medical doctor degree from Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, in 1939. Following specialty training in internal medicine at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, he served as a Navy medical office during World War II. From 1943 to 1946, he served as chief of medicine at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, England. In 1946, Dr. Levit entered the practice of internal medicine and cardiology in Philadelphia and maintained a practice until retiring in 1986. He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. During his career, he held faculty appointments at Medical College of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, both of Philadelphia. He held hospital staff appointments at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, and for 30 years at Graduate Hospital. Many of the institutions with which Dr. Levit was associated received grants and endowments by patients, including Graduate Hospital for the establishment of an annual Visiting Professorship in honor of Dr. Levit, and to Hahnemann University for the establishment of the annual Samuel L. Levit Lectureship in medicine. He was a Fellow of American College of Physicians, American College of Cardiology and College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He was also a 50-year member of the Philadelphia County Medical Society. Surviving are his wife, the former Edithe J. Miller; two sons, Harry and David, both of Philadelphia; a sister, Adelaide. G. Katz, Philadelphia; a brother, Morris J. Levit, Philadelphia; two grandchildren. Graveside services were held today at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah, was in charge of arrangements.

LEVIT, REUBEN; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: August 1, 1972
  • Funeral services for Reuben Levit, World War II veteran, 26 North Main Street, Shenandoah, who died suddenly Monday at his home, were conducted at 2 p.m. today from the Oravitz Home for Funerals. Rabbi Herman Berg, spiritual leader of Kehillat Israel Congregation, officiated at relgious rites. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. A native of Lithuania, he was a clerk for many years at the former Sol Levit Jewelry Store on North Main Street and made his home with an uncle, Joseph Levit and a cousin, Ida Matlow. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Congregation and the Anthony P. Damato Post. He was a son of the late Labe and Edie (Palevnik) Levit. Additional survivors are cousins: Joseph, Morris, David, Dr. Samuel Levit, May Durst, Tessie Pinkus, Adelaide Katz, Dr. Albert Katz, all of Philadelphia. J.A. Oravitz and Sons had charge.
MATTIS, SIDNEY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: July 25, 1973
  • Sidney Mattis of Scranton, former Shenandoah businessman, died Tuesday evening in Community Medical Center, Scranton. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Mattis and was educated in the Shenandoah schools. While in Shenandoah, he was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation. Surviving are two daughters, Ida and Katie (Kay) both of Long Island, N.Y. Funeral Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Oravitz Home for Funerals. Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery. J.A. Oravitz and Sons have charge.
MEYERS, BEATRICE; From Hazleton Standard-Speaker: Wed. July 11, 2001
  • Died: Monday July 9, 2001; Place of birth - NY; Place of death - Beth Israel Hospital, New York City, NY; Father: Oscar Meyers; Mother Rose Resnick; Interment in Kehillat Israel, Shenandoah; Occupation: Buyer in the garment industry.
MILLER; BABY; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: November 17, 1900
  • The elven-months-old child of George Miller, of Mahanoy City, died this morning. The remains were brought to this town and interred in the Jewish cemetery this afternoon.
MOSS, RENEE; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: December 2, 2000
  • Renee K. Moss, 75, of Patton Drive, Orwigsburg, died Friday at home. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., April 3, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Abe M. and Toby Masstab Katzman. She was a high school graduate. She was a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York, N.Y. She was a graduate of Columbia University, New York City, with a master's degree in political science. She was a member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville. She was a board member of the Good Samaritan Auxiliary, board member of Schuylkill Women in Crisis and a National Cerebral Palsy board member, along with being a member of numerous other charitable organizations. She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1995; a sister, Harriet Toby, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1951. Surviving are a daughter, Harriet E. Moss, Stinson Beach, Calif.; two sons, Jonathan H. Moss and William S. Moss, bother of Orwigsburg; two grandchildren. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday from Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., Orwigsburg. Rabbi Leah Richman will officiate. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Congregational Cemetery, Shenandoah.
OBELSKY, JACOB; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: March 7, 1910
  • The funeral of the late Jacob Obelsky, the South Main Street merchant who died from typhoid fever, took place yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. Services were conducted at the house by the Rabbi, S. Myerson, of the Hebrew Congregation. The funeral then proceeded to the Hebrew cemetery, where interment was made. The pall bearers were Isaac Orkin, David Levine, Harry Levit, M. Rabinowitz, B. Alshutz and H.B. Smith. The funeral directors were Williams & Son. The store of the deceased will be closed for a few days on account of the death.
OBERSON, CHARLES; From The Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: February 21, 1938
  • Charles Oberson, one of Mahanoy City's oldest residents, died this morning at the Pottsville Hospital. He was 83 years old.  Mr. Oberson was a native of Lithuania and a resident of the United States for 48 years.  He conducted a business in Shamokin until 20 years ago when he retired. He was a member of the Beth Israel Synagogue, Mahanoy City. Surviving are his wide, one daughter, six sons, one brother, 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral Services will be Tuesday afternoon from the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.B. Friedberg, 115 West Centre Street, Mahanoy City.
PENN, FREDA (SCHLANGER); From www.legacy.com
  • Freda Schlanger, 95, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister, died on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. Born on January 3, 1916 in Carmel, NJ, she was the youngest daughter of the late Abraham and Bessie Narrow. She spent her childhood in Shepton, PA, and later moved to Shenandoah, PA, to marry her husband David Penn and raise her family. During her life in Shenandoah, she was an active member of Kehillat Israel Congregation, Bnai Brith Women, serving as President of the Sylvania Council, and Hadassah. After being widowed, she moved to Philadelphia for a number of years to be closer to her siblings. She remarried in 1973 and moved to Cherry Hill, NJ, with her second husband, Max Schlanger. Widowed again in 1993, Freida moved to Allentown, PA, where she was a member of Temple Beth El. Freida will be remembered as a dedicated wife and mother, then later grandmother and great-grandmother. Her greatest joy was spending time with her extended family. Survivors: To cherish her memory are her sons; Atty. Alan Penn and his wife Roberta of Allentown, and Dr. Joseph Penn and his wife Ann of Roanoke, VA; brother Mayer Narrow and his wife Lee of Tamarac, FL; In addition she enjoyed her grandchildren Dara Newman and her husband Dr. Andrew, Rhonda Seidman and her husband Dr. Michael, David Penn and his wife Corey, and Daniel Penn and his wife Meredith Barnett; She was blessed with eight great-grandchildren, Hailey, Blake, and Sophie Newman, Jenna and Madelyn Seidman, Olivia and Nathan Penn, and Teddy Penn; She is also survived by two step-daughters, Marlene Kaplan and her husband Dr. Perry, and Joyce Mogil, and their children and grandchildren. Services: 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth El, 1305 Springhouse Rd., Allentown. Interment to follow at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah, PA. Shiva will be observed at the Penn home on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik, & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth El, 18104 or the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd Street, Allentown, PA 18104.
POLLACK, JEROME; From the Patriot News - Harrisburg, PA: May 7, 2015
  • Jerome "Jerry" B. Pollack, 97, of Harrisburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 05, 2015 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the loving husband of Dorothy (Harris) Pollack. Jerry was born in Chicago on November 13, 1917, a son to the late Harry and Ida (Freshman) Pollack. He attended 2 years of college before joining the U.S. Army as a Private, 106th Calvary Unit. Upon finishing his service to his country, he moved to Harrisburg where he bought and operated Harrisons Bakery for 28 years. At age 59, Jerry worked his way up through various government positions, until he retired after 22 years of service as the Deputy Director of the Area Agency on Aging. While he was there, he started transportation programs, the Dauphin County Meals on Wheels Program, the Senior Expo, and he raised funds to build new senior centers. Jerry also enjoyed volunteering at Community General Hospital. Jerry was a very active and faithful member of Kesher Israel Congregation. He served as past President of the Brotherhood at KI. He loved Judaism and instilled that belief system into his children. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a kind a generous spirit. Jerry always saw the best in everyone. Most of all, his family was his world. He cherished his children, grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. In addition to his beloved wife of 69 years, Dorothy, he is survived by his Daughter, Ivy Levine and her husband, Dr. Michael, of Harrisburg, grandchildren Mika Singer (Seth Blanken), Ian Singer (Jill) and Laurin Goodman (Bryan); great-grandchildren, Samara, Zoey, Jordan, and Elijah; and nieces and nephew, Amy Gilbert, Bruce Pollack, Ida Dreyfus and Janice Malett. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Arlene Lehner. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Kesher Israel Cemetery Chapel with Rabbi Akiva Males officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be offered to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923; or to Kesher Israel Congregation, 2500 N. 3rd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. To offer the family condolences, or for directions, please visit www.hetrickbitner.com
RIGBERG, E.; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 1, 1901
  • E. Rigberg, a well known Mahanoy City merchant, whose place of business is at 325 E. Centre Street, of that town, was drowned yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the dam at Lakeside. The tragedy occurred in full sight of Rigberg's five children, who were gathered on the bank of the dam. Rigberg went out to Lakeside at 11 o'clock yesterday morning. He was accompanied by five of his children and by Joseph Furnell, who also had two of his sons with him. Late in the afternoon, Mr. Rigberg and Mr. Furnell went in swimming. When Rigberg got near the  trestle work where so many fatal accidents have occurred, he called for help. It is supposed he was seized with cramps. Rigberg was a poor swimmer, and Mr. Furnell was no better and could not extend any aid. Rigberg's five children, Horace, Jacob, Lizzie, Michael and Jennie were in full sight of their father, and witnessed his agonizing death struggles. The body of Rigberg was under water for over three hours before it was recovered. The water is very deep where the accident occurred, and the grappling hooks were unable to raise the body until Geo. Shafer dived down and rendered assistance. Beside the five children who were with him at Lakeside, Rigberg is survived by a wife and baby. The eldest of his children, Horace, is but 14 years old. The body of Rigberg was brought back to Mahanoy City at 9:30 last night. The funeral will take place tomorrow, interment to be made in the Hebrew cemetery at Shenandoah. The drowned man was 37 years of age.
RUBINSKY; CHARLES; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: May 24, 1897
  • The remains of Charles Rubinski, who was found dead in his cell in the Western penitentiary at Allegheny City, arrived in town yesterday morning and the funeral took place at 5 p.m. from the residence of friends on West Centre Street. Interment was made in the Jewish Cemetery on the hill.
RUDBERG, ISRAEL; From The Pottsville Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: November 23,  1996 
  • Israel Rudberg, 310 W. Cherry St., Shenandoah, a retired Shenandoah businessman, died Friday at the home of his niece, Eileen Moore, Sharon Hill. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Charles and Julie Goldberg Rudberg. He was a graduate of J.W. Cooper High School, Shenandoah, and McCann School of Business, Mahanoy City. He was the owner and operator of the former Rudberg Electric Appliances, Shenandoah, for 52 years. He was a member and trustee of Kehillat Israel Congregation and B'nai B'rith, both of Shenandoah. He was co-chairman for more than 30 years of the United Jewish Appeal in Shenandoah. He was a survivor of the Morro Castle luxury cruise liner ship disaster off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., Sept. 4, 1932. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; two sisters, Sadie Braude and Ray Rich; two brothers, Harry and Nathan Rudberg. Also surviving are a daughter, Kay Rudberg, Bloomington, Ind.; three nieces; a nephew. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Rabbi Arthur Haselkorn of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue, Pottsville, will officiate. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights.
SCHOOR; DORA; From The Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: Feb. 1, 2011
  • Dora Schoor, 96, a former Shenandoah resident, died Tuesday. She was the wife of the late Ben D. Schoor and worked with him in their business, Keystone Home Furnishing Co. on South Main Street, Shenandoah. She was president of Hadassah when she lived in Shenandoah and was of B'nai Brith. She was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue. Born in Russia in 1914, at the time of her death she lived in Queens, N.Y., having moved there from Florida in 2006. She was on the board of directors of Jade Winds, where she resided in Florida. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her sister Marion. She is survived by a sister Evelyn; a brother, William; daughters, Janet Schoor, Marcia, wife of John Jacoby, and Sheila, wife of John blunt; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Burial will be held Friday in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, following a service at 11 a.m. at Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., 40 N. Jardin St, Shenandoah. Donations in her memory may be made to Hadassah, Anti-Defamation League, United Jewish Appeal or the American Heart Association.
SISWEIN; REUBEN "KILLER"; From The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: Fri. Sept. 6, 2002
  • Died: Sept. 3, 2002; Born in Shenandoah; Died in Shenandoah; Husband of the late Anna (Becthker) Siswein; Son of George and Irene (Silverstein) Siswein; Services at the Walukieweics-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah; Interment at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Height; Occupation: Exeterior Decorator and was employed at the Schuylkill Tax Claim Bureau; Age: 82
SISWEIN; SYLVIA (ZUBROFF); From The Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: Sept. 4, 2007
  • Sylvia Zubroff Siswein, 86, of 214 W. Oak St., Shenandoah, passed away Sunday at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown area, with her loving family present. Born in Minersville, Nov. 15, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Franny (Freedline) Zubroff. Sylvia was a graduate of the Minersville High School. She and her late husband, Harold Siswein, were the proprietors of Siswein's Furniture Strore, Shenandoah, for many years. Mrs. Siswein was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, Shenandoah, and Hadassah Women's Organization. Sylvia will be remembered for her charity to many local churches and civic organizations. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, were her husband, Harold; a daughter, Marjorie R. Siswein Arnold; a granddaughter, Shana Krasno. Surviving are a daughter, Pam Krasno, Shenandoah; a brother, Dr. Leonard S. Zubroff, Southfield, Mich.; a sister, Lillian Melman, Harrisurg; five grandchildren: Atty. Jason Krasno and his wife, Nikki, and their son, Sylvia's great-grandson, Benjamin Krasno, Philadelphia; Faith Krasno, PhD, Philadelphia; Jesse Krasno, a graduate of Hunter College pursuing his career in psychology, New York City; Atty. Karen Heering, wife of Dr. David Heering, and their children, Sylvia's great-grandchildren, Kylie, Harrison and Matthew Heering, Millstone, N.J., and Atty. Greg Hodes, Los Angeles, Calif.; a niece, Cynthia Melman, Washington, D.C. Services will be held at noon today from Walukiweicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah, with Rabbi Alan Berg of Agudas Israel Congregation, Hazleton, officiating. Burial will follow in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. The family prefers donations to Schuylkill Scholarship, c/o Arnold Delin, 203 Pheasent Run Road, Orwigsburg, Pa. 17961, or St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105
SMITH, SARA M.; From Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: Oct. 22, 1996
  • Born: Shenandoah; Died: Frackville; Member of Oheb Zedeck Synagogue; Wife of Victor Smith (Died: 1981); Daughter of Samuel and Jennie Friedman; Occupation: Bookkeeper; Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights
SORIN, MILTON; From The Pottsville Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: December 11, 2002
  • Milton Sorin, 79, of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg, formerly of Shenandoah, died Monday at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born in Shenandoah, Nov. 1, 1923, he was a son of the late Max and Rebecca Karll Sorin. He was president of the R. Sorin and Co. and United Wiping Clot Co., both of Shenandoah. He was a member of Kehillat Israel Synagogue, B'nai B'rith Men and Rotary Club, all of Shenandoah. YMCA of Pottsville and recently received the "Volunteer of the Year" Award. He was also active in the Jewish community and civic affairs of Shenandoah. He was preceded in death by two brothers, David and Reuben; two sisters, Sylvia Sorin and Mildred Hershinson. Surviving are a brother, Sherwin, Shenandoah; two sisters, Frances Goldberg, Harrisburg, and Ruth Rosenbaum, Wilmington, Del.; nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 1 p.m. today from Oravitz Home for Funerals Inc., Shenandoah. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Resse Funeral Home Inc., Harrisburg, is in charge of arrangements.
SPECTOR, MARY; From The Pottsville Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: Tue. August 6, 2013
  • Mary Spector, Hollywood, Fla., formely of Shenandoah, passed away Tuesday. Grave site services will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday at Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights, by Rabbi Larry Kaplan. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.
SPOONT, MAX; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: September 27, 1929
  • Max Spoont, aged 62, of 17 South Main Street, one of the town's most prominent business executives, passed away at Atlantic City, N.J. at 9:30 o'clock today. Death was due to complications. Mr. Spoont, who was president of the Spoont Shirt factory, one of the town's biggest enterprises, and connected with many real estate transactions in the town, will be returned to his home by way of Mahanoy City, at 7:30 o'clock tonight. The deceased has been very active in civic affairs for the past thirty-eight years and was well known in the community. He was also connected with the Big Four Overall factory of town. He was taken to a Philadelphia hospital several weeks ago, after which he was taken to Atlantic City. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Spoont Lebendig and two sons, Sam Spoont and Abe Spoont, all of town. Funeral services will be held at the home, 17 South Main Street, at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon, with Rabbi Isaac Werlin in charge. Burial will be made in the Hebrew cemetery.
SUPOWITZ, ANNA; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: September 15, 1993
  • Anna Supowitz-Troy, 93, of Harrisburg, formerly of Shenandoah, died Monday in the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg. Born in Russia, she was a daughter of the late Abraham and Sarah Rebecca Bradeboard Kaplan. She was a member of Hadassah, Golden Agers, Wilkes-Barre, and former member of Kesher Israel Congregation Sisterhood, Harrisburg. Surviving are two daughters, Abbey Goldstein, Harrisburg, Sara Levi, Silver Spring, Md.; a son, Ben Supowitz, Philadelphia; three step-sons, Saul Troy and Wilbur Troy, both of Wilkes-Barre, and Leo Troy, New Jersey; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Services were held from Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah. Reese Funeral Home, Harrisburg, was in charge of arrangements.
SUPOWITZ, CHARLES; From the Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: April 19, 1961
  • Charles Supowitz, of 318 W. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, died Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in Good Samaritan Hospital, where he had been admitted at 10:45 a.m. as a medical patient. Mr. Supowitz, a native of Lithuania, was a son of the late Benjamin and Tillie Bradeboard Supowitz. Retired, he had formerly been self-employed. He was a member of Congregation Kehillat Israel and Zionist Organization. Surviving are, his wife, the former Anna Kaplan; two daughters, Sara, wife of Walter Levi, and Abbey, wife of Philip Goldstein, both of Harrisburg; a son Benjamin, of Philadelphia; and five grandchildren. Funeral Wednesday afternoon from Waters Funeral Home, Shenandoah. Rabbi Marvin Sugarman officiated at services. Interment in the Hebrew Cemetery, Shenandoah.
SUPOWITZ/SUPOWITCH, MAX; From the Evening Herald - Shenandoah, PA: Mar. 28, 1899
  • A large gathering of friends, among whom were many visitors, attended the funeral of Max Supowitch; which took place from his late residence on East Centre Street this afternoon. The remains were borne to the Keheloth-Israel synagogue, on West Oak Street, where the ceremony of "Hespet" or a prayer for the soul before burial, was offered. Rabbi Henry Mitnick officiated at the service. The pall bearers were: David Levine, Wolf Levine, L. Refowich, Ike Orkin, Abe Levine and Ellis Duell. Interment was made in the Keheloth-Israel cemetery.
SWEET, WILLIAM; From The Hazleton Standard-Speaker - Hazleton, PA: December 3, 2003
  • Born: Shenandoah; Died: Set Manor, Orwigsburg; Husband of Ethel (Burket) Sweet - Died 1985; Son of David and Rose Sweet; Maintained residences in Shenandoah and Orwigsburg; Occupation: Metal Dealer; Interment in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights
UFBERG, ALFRED E.; From The Pottsville Republican - Pottsville, PA: July 23, 2007
  • Alfred E. Ufberg, Scranton, originally a resident of Shenandoah, died Sunday at Mercy Hospital, Scranton. His wife of 66 years is the former Leah Abrams. Born in Shenandoah, he was a son of the late Jacob and Minnie Ufberg. He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School. From his childhood, he participated in his family's furniture business, Ufberg's Furniture Store, Shenandoah, which he grew and expanded greatly over 50-plus years. He was the sole owner and operator before his retirement in 1985. He was a member of the Kehillat Israel Congregation, Shenandoah, where he was active for many years, a member of Temple Israel, Scranton, for many years and a member of Beth Shalom Congregation, Scranton. He was a member and past president of the Shenandoah Rotary, as well as a longtime member of the Shenandoah Elks Club, where he served as an officer. He was honored by the furniture industry for his outstanding business accomplishments. He was also active in numerous Jewish, civic, and charitable organizations. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Barbara; a sister Dorothy Berson; three brothers Sam, Max and David. Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Murray, Kingston; Howard, Scranton, and Robert, Waverly; 13 beloved grandchildren; five great-grandchildren who delighted him; nieces and nephews. Funeral will be held at 11:30 am.m today at Beth Shalom Synagogue, Clay Avenue and Vine Street, Scranton with Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky officiating. Interment will be in Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah. Shiva will be observed from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Ufberg, 550 Clay Avenue., Apt. 5-D, Scranton. Shiva will also be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Atty. and Mrs. Murray Ufberg, 644 Charles Ave., Kingston. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beth Shalom Congregation, 1025 Vine St., Scranton, Pa. 18510, or to Hadassah, c/o Mrs. Sophie Maiman, 209 Harvard Ave., Clarks Green, Pa. 18411. Ziman Funeral Home Inc., 612 Gibson St., Scranton is in charge of arrangements.
UFBERG, DR. IRWIN B.; From the Wilkes Barre Times Leader - Wilkes Barre, PA: November 5, 2007
  • Dr. Irwin B. Ufberg, 72, of Lafayette Hill., Pa., formerly of Kingston, died Monday, November 5, 2007 at home, surrounded by his family. Born at Shenandoah, he was a child of the late Sam and Bettye Ufberg. He was a graduate of Perkiomen Preparatory School, after which he attended Bucknell University before matriculating at and graduating from Temple University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Wilkes-Barre since 1959. Dr. Ufberg was, at the time of death, a member of Temple Beth Orr Congregation, Spring House, Pa., and a member of the Board of Directors of Meadowland Country Club, where he had previously served as president. He was a past president of S.J. Strauss Lodge of B'Nai Brith, a past president of Eastern Pennsylvania Council of B'nai B'rith International; past Board Chair of the United Hebrew Institute, Kingston; past Board Member of Congregation Ohav Zedeck, Wilkes-Barre; Ori Ami Synagogue in Lafayette Hill; the Wyoming Valley Jewish Federation; and the Northeastern Jewish Home of Scranton. He was a past member of Caldwell Consistory and the Irem Temple Shrine and was, on several occasions, Chairman of the Dental Division of the United Way. He was a fellow in both the Academy of General Dentistry and the International Academy of Oral Implantology. Additionally, he was a guest-lecturer at several dental schools and hospitals throughout his professional career. He is survived by his wife, Marcy; his children Brian Ufberg of Los Angeles, Calif., David Ufberg and his wife Kelly of Los Angeles, Calif., Julie Ufberg of Philadelphia, Amy Segal and her husband, Larry, of Lafayette Hill, and Corey Oelbaum of Philadelphia; four grandchildren; his brother, Dr. Harold Ufberg, and his wife, Ceci, of Ventnor, N.J.; his sister Michele Casey, of Kingston, Ontario, Canada; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Goldstein Funeral Home, 6014 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia. Interment will be in the Monefiore Cemetery, 600 Church Road, Jenkintown, Pa. Shiva will be observed on Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. into the evening at 29 Copper Beach Drive, Lafayette Hill, Pa. Memorials may be made to the Abramson Center for Jewish Life, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, Pa. 19454, or the Make-A-Wish Foundation, One Valley Square, 512 Township Line Road, Suite 113, Blue Bell, Pa., 19422.
UFBERG, LEAH; From Unknown Source
  • Leah Ufberg, of Scranton, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospital in Scranton on Tuesday, July 14, 2009.
    Born in Lithuania, she was a daughter of the late Rabbi Abraham and Hannah Abrams. She spent her childhood in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where she graduated from high school.
    She then resided for the majority of her adulthood in Shenandoah, Pa., after she married her beloved husband, Alfred, who preceded her in 2007. They moved to Scranton in 1986, where she was active in B�nai B�rith Women and was a life member of Hadassah. She was a member of Beth Shalom Congregation and its sisterhood. She was also a member of numerous other religious, civic and philanthropic organizations and enjoyed many and varied friendships.
    She was a patron of the theater and an avid reader. Her enthusiasm for life was embraced by her entire family, as she was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
    She was preceded in death by her daughter, Barbara; her brother, Max Abrams; and her sister, Esther Kunin.
    Surviving are three sons, Murray Ufberg and his wife, Margie of Kingston, Howard Ufberg and his wife, Marcia of Scranton, and Robert Ufberg and his wife, Laney of Scranton. She is also survived by her brother, Rabbi Leo Abrahams, of B'nai B'rak, Israel, as well as 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
    The funeral will be held today at 1 p.m. at the Beth Shalom Congregation, Vine Street and Clay Avenue, Scranton, with services by Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky. Interment will take place at the Kehillat Israel Cemetery, Shenandoah.
    Shiva will be observed at the residence of Mrs. Ufberg, 550 Clay Avenue, Apartment 5-D, Scranton, this evening, from 7 to 8:30; Thursday, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m.; Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m.; and Sunday, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. On Sunday, Shiva will also be observed at the home of Murray and Margie Ufberg, 644 Charles Avenue, Kingston, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. On Monday, Shiva will be observed solely at the home of Murray and Margie Ufberg from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah or Beth Shalom Congregation, 1025 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510.
    Arrangements are by the Ziman Funeral Home Inc., 612 East Gibson Street, Scranton, PA 18510.
 WALL, NORMAN
  • Dr. Norman M. Wall, longtime medical director of the former Good Samaritan hospital and a prominent cardiologist whose reputation extended nationally, was laid to rest Tuesday at the Kehillat Israel cemetery in Shenandoah. He died at his home, Heathrow, Fla., on Sept. 3 at the age of 99. He remained active and vibrant until his last day, when he passed away while swimming in his pool. In remembrance, the Orlando Sentinel published, "Norman Wall: The 99 Year Old Man who Never Got Old," an article based on his prodigious reading, activity and continued interest in medical education.  Norman grew up in Girardville, where his parents, Russian-Jewish immigrants, operated a dry goods store. He attended the University of Pennsylvania and its medical school on scholarships in the 1930s and later trained at the prestigious Leahy Clinic, Boston, and Montefiore Medical Center, Pittsburgh. During World War II he served as a medical officer with the Army, stationed in the Middle East and North Africa, rising to the rank of Lt. Colonel. In the service, he helped to establish field hospitals. One of them, the 29th Station Hospital in Palestine, later became the largest health and research facility in Israel, the Sheba Hospital at Tel Hashomer. He returned to Schuylkill County in the 1950s to become medical director of the Good Samaritan Hospital, now the Schuylkill Medical Center-East Norwegian Street. He is widely credited with transforming the hospital into a preeminent medical center in Northeastern Pennsylvania. "As Yankee Stadium is regarded as the house that Babe Ruth built, then this is the hospital that Norman Wall built," said Frank Schoeneman, Vice Chairman of the Schuylkill Medical Center at a memorial service held Tuesday at the hospital auditorium named in Dr. Wall's honor. Also participating in the memorial service were former colleagues, prominent physicians and medical educators, civic leaders, friends, Jewish community leaders, and family.  Dr. Wall recruited physicians from the United States and around the world to join the staff of the hospital. He was regarded as an outstanding clinician and remarkable diagnostician. A passionate educator, he trained many students with whom he remained close, some of them who would become leaders in their medical fields. A former president of the Pennsylvania Heart Association and Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Wall published many articles in leading medical journals based on his clinical observations. He also wrote a book, "Living Longer, Living Stronger". In May of this year, a joint fellowship was established in his name by Sheba Tel Hashomer Medical Center, Israel, and Medstar-George Washington University, Washington, enabling cardiologists from Israel to train in the United States. Along with medicine, Dr. Wall was passionate about his Jewish faith and social justice. He was active in the Jewish community of Pottsville and a member of the Oheb Zedek Synagogue. A strong advocate against prejudice and discrimination, he became involved with the Anti-Defamation League since the 1960s, later to become the Chairman of the ADL's Pennsylvania Board and a member of the ADL National Commission. On his birthday last Feb. 9, and the ADL's 100th Anniversary, he was presented with the ADL Centennial Champion Award, an award given to select individuals for their contribution to ADL and its causes over the last century. In recent years he also received awards from the Maimonides Society for his medical contributions and the "Eight Over Eighty" by the Kinneret Foundation, both in Orlando, Fla. Dr. Wall is survived by his wife, Faye, Heathrow, Fla.; his sons, Jay, Israel, and Harry, New York; his daughter, Sharon, Washington, D.C.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. His former wife, Naomi, lives in Pottsville.
WEISBROD, GERTRUDE KEMPNER DAVISON; From Pottsvile Republican and Herald - Pottsville, PA: March 9, 2015
  • Gertrude Davison Weisbrod, 93, of Allentown, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Jan. 29, 1922, she was a daugher of the late Isaac and Rachel Kempner. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jules Davison, and her second husband, Dr. Lawrence Weisbrod, formerly of Shenandoah. She is survived by two sons, Irwin and his wife, Ilene Davison, New Jersey, two grandchildren, Jill, New York City, and Joashua, and his wife Robin, Merion; three great-grandchildren, Derek, Samuel and Shaine. Graveside services were held in Kehillat Israel Cemtery, Shenandoah Heights, with Rabbi Michael Michlin officiating. Oravitz Home for Funerals, Inc., Shenandoah, was entrusted with arrangements. 
WINOGRAD, ELLIOTT; From The New York Times, November 9, 2016
  • Elliott C. Winograd; Noted attorney and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother, died peacefully at his home in Rockville Centre, NY early the morning of September 26, 2016, at the age of 77. Over his storied 50 year legal career, Mr. Winograd tried over 500 jury cases to verdict, served as the Chief Negotiator for the Civil Division of the Law Department for the City of New York, and regularly donated his time as a pro bono Special Master, mediator and arbitrator with the Supreme Court, Nassau County. Mr. Winograd was extremely philanthropic and active in the community he loved, where, among other things,he was a past president of Central Synagogue of Nassau County, a former member of the Rockville Centre Zoning Board and a former Rockville Centre auxiliary police officer. Mr. Winograd's dry wit and love of the law were trumped only by the love for his family. Born in Chicago, and raised in Shenandoah, PA, Mr. Winograd was an avid Chicago Bears fan and devoted attendee of his grandchildren's activities. Mr. Winograd leaves behind his wife Susan, children Elizabeth and Michael, daughter-in-law Siobhan, grandchildren Liam and Chloe, and sisters Linda and Loretta.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at Central Synagogue of Nassau County in Rockville Centre.