In Remembrance of Florence Simon Shaffer

Florence Simon Shaffer

Florence Simon Shaffer

Scranton, PA February 25, 1925 ~ October 7, 2013 Date of Service: October 8, 2013


Florence Simon Shaffer, a lifelong Scranton resident, died Monday afternoon in the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene H. “Yussie” Shaffer who died on January 29, 2005.

 

Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Adolph J. and Ida Hinerfeld Simon, she was a graduate of Technical High School.  She was a member of AMIT Women, the Jewish Community Center and Beth Shalom Congregation, where she had been named the Beth Shalom Mother of the Year.  Florence was an enormously caring person, who
had both an open house and an open table to anyone in need.  Her charity truly knew no bounds.  A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, she took great delight in her grandchildren and will be remembered by all who knew her.


Kind acknowledgment is to be made to Rabbi Samuel Sandhaus and the 2nd floor staff of the Jewish Home for the dedicated care shown to Florence during her stay.


Surviving is her daughter, Alma Lee Shaffer of Scranton, with whom she resided; her grandchildren Trudi Shaffer Hargis and husband Blake, Albany, NY;and Samuel Nathan Shaffer, Columbus, OH; daughter-in-law Lynn Kaufer Shaffer,  Scranton; as well as nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, and cousins.

 

She was also preceded in death by her much beloved son, Jay Barry Shaffer; and sisters Dorothy Roza, Beatrice Fink and Jeanette Simon.


The funeral will be today at 12:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky.  Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.  Friends will be received from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.

 

Shiva will be observed at the Jewish Home, 1101 Vine St., 18510.  Friends may call during shiva on Tuesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. until noon, 1:30- 4 p.m., and 6:30-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. until noon and 1:30-3:00 p.m.; Saturday from 8-9:30 p.m.; and Sunday 10 a.m. until noon, 1:30- 4 p.m., and 6:30-9 p.m.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jay Barry Shaffer Fund of the Scranton Hebrew Day School, 530 Monroe Ave., 18510; the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., 18510; or to the donor’s favorite charity.



 

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Cindy Smith
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Re: In Remembrance of Florence Simon Shaffer
Reply #3 on : Tue October 15, 2013, 12:29:57
Dear Alma & family,

My sincerest sympathies on the passing of your beloved Mother. I do hope you find some comfort in your devotion, knowing you did everything you possibly could for your Mom.
With love,
Cindy Smith
Nancy DePrimo
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Re: In Remembrance of Florence Simon Shaffer
Reply #2 on : Wed October 09, 2013, 10:50:47
Alma I'm so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know you have been taking care of her for a very long time, and you should take great pride in knowing you took very good care of her. I'm out of town with my children this week, but I will be in touch when I return. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Nancy
Phyllis Feibus
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Death of Florence Shaffer
Reply #1 on : Tue October 08, 2013, 12:38:42
Dear Alma, I am so sorry to learn of your mother's death. I wish I could be in Scranton and be with you as you were w/me when my mother died 20 months ago. I am here for you while living 150 miles away. With my deepest sympathy and love, Phyllis