In Remembrance of Henri Deutsch, Ph.D.

Henri Deutsch, Ph.D.

Henri Deutsch, Ph.D.

Glenburn Township, PA September 16, 1949 ~ February 23, 2012 Date of Service: February 24, 2012

Henri Deutsch, Ph.D., of Glenburn Township died peacefully at home on Thursday morning, after a 14-week battle with lymphoma. His wife is the former Marilyn Weisberg.

 

 He was born on September 16, 1949 in Paris, France and grew up in Scranton. He and his wife, Marilyn, were married on May 23, 1971. He earned his Ph.D. in psychology from Ohio State University in 1975 and is a 1971 graduate of Temple University. He was a congregant at Temple Hesed in Scranton.

A well-known leader on rights for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities and an expert and author on grief among people with disabilities, he served for many years as President and
CEO of Keystone Community Resources in Scranton, providing residential and day programs to over 400 people with developmental disabilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He also worked as a clinical psychologist in private practice in partnership with his wife in Clarks Green, PA, and has taught college courses in psychology at Marywood University, The University of Scranton, Pennsylvania State University Worthington Scranton Campus and Keystone College. He was very active in the community, serving on the boards of Temple Hesed, Jewish Family Service, the Northeastern Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Resources for People with Mental Retardation, and the Northeastern branch of the Pennsylvania Lupus Foundation. He served as a mental health specialist on the Red Cross Disaster Response Team.  He administered the Deutsch Family Foundation, a nonprofit foundation started by his father, Ignatz Deutsch, focused on Jewish causes and providing resources for
underserved people in Lackawanna County. His leisure time was filled with activity, spent on house projects at home and at his beloved cottage on Lake Idlewild, woodworking, teaching scuba diving, taking continuing education classes in trades including cabinetry and home electricity, authoring scuba instructional manuals, and enjoying the lake with his children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Marilyn, he is also survived by his father, Ignatz Deutsch and wife Victoria of Scranton; brother Jacques Deutsch of Clarks Summit; son Jonathan Deutsch and wife Molly Aherne Deutsch of Brooklyn, NY; son Justin Deutsch of Philadelphia, PA; and granddaughters Emma and Alice Deutsch.  He is predeceased by his mother, Simi Ackerman Deutsch.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice. Causes dear to Henri’s heart include environmental preservation, human rights, and social services. A blood drive in Henri’s memory will be held at Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Road, Scranton, on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m.  in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Daniel Swartz.  The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service.  Shiva will be observed at the home, 111 Wyndwood Road, Glenburn Township, on Friday afternoon following the service until 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Shiva will continue Monday through Thursday at the home of Ignatz and Victoria Deutsch, 550 Clay Avenue, Apartment 6C, Scranton.

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Leslie Brereton
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Henri
Reply #47 on : Mon March 05, 2012, 15:35:24
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Dear Marilyn --- How sad I was to learn of Henri's untimely death. Although I didn't know him very well, Harmar spoke so highly of him. It was an honor for him to care for him. His love for him family was what I heard about most. My condolences to you and your family. May happy memories give you comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely, Leslie Brereton
Leslie Brereton
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Henri
Reply #46 on : Mon March 05, 2012, 15:33:26
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Dear Marilyn --- How sad I was to learn of Henri's untimely death. Although I didn't know him very well, Harmar spoke so highly of him. It was an honor for him to care for him. His love for him family was what I heard about most. My condolences to you and your family. May happy memories give you comfort at this difficult time. Sincerely, Leslie Brereton
Rose Ann Herron
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Condolences
Reply #45 on : Fri March 02, 2012, 09:43:48
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My deepest condolences for the loss of your husband, father, son, grandfather and friend. My time with Henri were brief snapshots in time, for my son's appointments some years ago. He was a candle in the darkness for my son and our family. Gently guiding to a path of balance, acceptance and peace. Words can not express a mother's gratitude for his insight and gift. Through the sharing of his talents, he taught others how to heal and shine, making the world a better place for all. May you feel God near.
TIMOTHY AND BARBARA BRAATZ
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very sorry
Reply #44 on : Thu March 01, 2012, 13:46:25
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Dear Dr. Deutsch,

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Timothy and Barbara Braatz
Emily and Howard Greenberg
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Henri
Reply #43 on : Wed February 29, 2012, 21:20:09
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Dearest Mari and family,
We were SO SADDENED to hear the bad news about Henri. He was an amazing person in all ways and he will be sorely missed by everyone. Our hearts are with you. Much love, Emily and Howard Greenberg
Adam Weisberg
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Henri Deutsch
Reply #42 on : Wed February 29, 2012, 11:44:03
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Our deepest condolences on Henri's passing. We are saddened by your loss. We keep you in our prayers & thoughts. We are always here for you.
Adam & Cheryl
George & Dolly Banes
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condolences
Reply #41 on : Tue February 28, 2012, 11:41:51
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Marilyn, We were so sorry to hear of Henri's passing. We had no idea he was ill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
We have lost a wonderful neighbor.
George and Dolly
Yehuda,Bina,Neta,Elad,Muski levran Chemda Deutsch
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In Remembrance of Henri Deutsch, Ph.D.
Reply #40 on : Tue February 28, 2012, 06:28:08
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Dear Merlin,Jastin,Johnatan and Itzu.
We hurt your loss and very sorry for the heavy mourning.God's Blessings on you all.

Levran Family and Sian Family
Joe Krzesni
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Henri
Reply #39 on : Mon February 27, 2012, 16:01:47
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Marilyn, I was so sorry to hear of Henri's passing and that we didn't stay in touch in recent years. I have Henri to thank for my first job in this field. Take care of yourself.

Best Wishes,

Joe and Debby Krzesni
Irene Temple
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Deepest condolences
Reply #38 on : Mon February 27, 2012, 13:05:28
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Deer Marilyn:
It has been many years, but I have kept your family in my prayers. I am so sorry to hear about Henri's passing.

Irene Temple
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