In Remembrance of Elma Starr

Elma Starr

Elma Starr

Scranton, PA January 6, 1921 ~ September 22, 2014 Date of Service: September 23, 2014

 

Elma Starr, 93, died Monday morning peacefully at home following a courageous two year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Ida Weber Hollenberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold who died in 1975 and her brother Seymour Hollenberg. She is survived by her children Susan Starr, who was her best friend and with whom she resided and her dedicated son, Samuel Starr and wife Lisa. She is also survived by her brother, Herbert Hollenberg and sister-in-law, Lee Hollenberg, who was truly like her sister. She was a beloved grandmother to Adam Starr and Esther, Daniel Starr, and Lindsay Landman and Mark and a beloved great-grandmother to William and Ali Starr and Charlie and Max Landman. Elma was a loving and important aunt and  great-aunt and a loving, dedicated cousin to many.



Special thanks are given to Dr. Richard Weinberger and Dr. David Greenwald and to Kim and Colette and PattiAnn for their compassionate care.



Elma attended Keystone College. She worked for the Hollenberg family business, Scranton Plumbing, running it while her brothers fought in World War II. She later worked in the Starr family business, The Beverly, becoming a local icon in fashion. Elma then took her flair for design to Kaplan Furniture, where she was a key salesperson for more than 20 years. Elma was intelligent and remained active, vital and industrious all the days of her life. She was always involved in her community and currently served on the boards of the Jewish Home Auxillary and Temple Israel. Until “the day before yesterday”, Elma could "knock the socks off” of anybody playing Mah Jongh and doing sudokus and crossword puzzles. She was the consummate “lady” exuding elegance, style and grace.



A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 1:30pm in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore, officiated by Rabbi Moshe Saks and Cantor Vladmir Aronzon.



Shiva will be observed at the family residence on Tuesday evening from 7-9pm and Wednesday afternoon from 1-3pm.



Memorial contributions may be made to a cancer organization of donor’s choice or the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510





 



 

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Betsy zeligson
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Elma
Reply #5 on : Thu September 25, 2014, 18:18:51
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You would not remember me. My parents and your parents were best friends in Scranton. My parents moved to Tulsa, ok. In 1952. My aunt Geri Berg called me today about your mothers death. I am so sorry. My mom died 25 yrs. ago. I remember you Susie, just a little bit. My madin name was Freidlin. Morris and Lila were my parents names.
Betsy zeligson
Richard & Christine Sedelnick,
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Re: In Remembrance of Elma Starr
Reply #4 on : Tue September 23, 2014, 16:59:18
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We are heartsick to hear you lost your mother. Although she is now in peace, the pain of her loss will hold you forever; Richie and I both know the ache. May your memories carry you through the hard times ahead, and allow you to smile in future.

Each of the Sidel's family want to express their sympathies and to say it was a pleasure to know your mother. Hold onto to your memories for they will bring you peace.
Eric Phelps
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Mrs. Starr
Reply #3 on : Tue September 23, 2014, 16:23:17
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Susie and family,
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a fine lady and I remember her well. She made great lemonade for when we studied together many years ago. Please accept my condolences and be well.
Eric
Susan Coggins
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Re: In Remembrance of Elma Starr
Reply #2 on : Tue September 23, 2014, 14:40:48
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Please accept my sincere condolance on Elma's passing. She was such a kind and giving person.
terry Feeney
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Re: In Remembrance of Elma Starr
Reply #1 on : Tue September 23, 2014, 11:16:15
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Sam and Lisa So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a lovely woman! Enjoyed our brunch together in Santa Monica. Wish we could be there with you today.