In Remembrance of Herbert "Skippy" Siswein

Herbert

Herbert "Skippy" Siswein

Scranton and formerly Shenandoah, PA October 9, 1926 ~ September 2, 2012 Date of Service: September 4, 2012

Herbert “Skippy” Siswein, 85, Scranton and formerly of Shenandoah, PA died Sunday evening in the V.N.A. Hospice at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.

Born in Shenandoah, he was the son of the late George and Irene Silverstein Siswein. He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School and had served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was a member of Temple Israel in Scranton. Prior to retirement he had owned A.L. Miller Scrap Yard in Pittston, PA, Jem Metals in Moosic, PA, and Siswein Furniture Store in Shenandoah.

Surviving are a daughter, Francine Childers and her husband Lonnie, Scranton, a son Alan Siswein, Morrisville, three grandchildren, Andrew Childers, Scranton, Veronica Gallagher, Scranton, Lonnie Childers II, Hanover, PA, three great grandchildren, Brett Childers, Scranton, Kaleb Rudd, Scranton, Clarence Gallagher, Scranton, nieces, nephews, cousins.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Golnick August and Rose Kandell and five brothers, Harold, Ruben, William, Joseph, and Irving Siswein.

The funeral will be today precisely at 11am in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with services by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn. Interment will follow in the Kehillat Israel Cemetery in Shenandoah Heights.

Shiva will be observed at 1812 Olive Street in Scranton this evening from 7-9pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm, and Sunday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm.

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Brian Newirth
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Re: In Remembrance of Herbert "Skippy" Siswein
Reply #6 on : Wed September 05, 2012, 20:26:15
Although I didn't know Mr. Siswein personally, I knew of him because my dad, Zack Newirth, always spoke of him. I understand that they were good friends from Scranton for many years. Mr. Siswein (Skippy) came to see my dad several years ago while he was sitting shiva for my mom. My dad got the biggest smile on his face as soon as he heard Skippy's voice. He didn't even have to look up from his chair to know that his friend was there. Good friends always remain good friends. Please accept my condolences on behalf of our family. I’m sure that Mr. Siswein will truly be missed.
Sincerely,
Brian Newirth
Rhoda Sorin Waisel
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A Shenandoah remeberance
Reply #5 on : Wed September 05, 2012, 13:18:16
Dear Francine and Alan and family, I remember Skippy so well from Shenandoah. I was a good friend of Margie and Pam and lived across the street from them and Harold and Sylvia. My parents were Hilda and Reuben Sorin. Whenever Margie and I would meet Skippy at the store or on the streets of Shenandoah, he always had a way to make us laugh. I even remember your grandparents, George and Irene. I know he is missed - Love, Rhoda Sorin Waisel in Scottsdale, AZ.
Helene ( Wolman) Sacks
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Re: In Remembrance of Herbert "Skippy" Siswein
Reply #4 on : Tue September 04, 2012, 21:55:08
I've met Skippy so many times through my dad, Jerry..ever since I was a child..I've known and heard so many stories of my dad and Skippy's friendship. My deepest sympathies to your whole family. I know he will be truly missed. Love, Helene Sacks
Jerry Wolman
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A dear and oldest friend
Reply #3 on : Tue September 04, 2012, 13:21:58
Dear Family:

I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Skippy. We started school together and remained friends for almost 80 years.

My fondest memories of Skippy aside from us being friends is that he was the best looking kid in school with a great singing voice and he always imitated Al Jolson.

He and I talked not too long ago and as usual we told each other how much we cared for one another.

I will miss him and I want the family to know that you are in my prayers.

Love all of you.

Jerry Wolman
Dorothy "Cudo" Wisniewski
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Skippy
Reply #2 on : Tue September 04, 2012, 11:55:13
Skippy and I were classmates having graduated 1944, I recall the many reunion planning and the reunions, we always had a good time with both and many of our classmate would turn out for this event, sometimes as many as 50, and of course Skippy would be in control of a great part of those to make it a success. After our 50th in 1994, reunions were held on a multi-class gathering and unfortunately He missed those but was interested in how they turned out. A great friend of his, Jerry Wolman, turned out for the last one in 2010 and expressed his sorrow for not seeing him but said he would contact him if he could. In town,Shenandoah, Skippy would never pass anyone by without a cheerful greeting, for if you looked him straight in the eye it was always there, I will miss him very much as so will my husband Ray who struck up a bond with him at those memorable reunions...Dot "Cudo" Wisniewski.
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Larry Cohen
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My Condolences
Reply #1 on : Tue September 04, 2012, 07:23:21
Alan and Family:
So sorry to read of the loss of your dad, I fondly remember him as we grew up together. He was the one who taught me how to fish at Chapman's Lake. I will always remember him with joy. My condolences to you, your sister and families. Larry Cohen