In Remembrance of Irving Kaufman
Irving KaufmanScranton. PA December 15, 1922 ~ June 28, 2013 Date of Service: June 30, 2013
Irving Kaufman, 90, of Scranton, died early Friday at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. His wife, the former Frances Rothman, preceded him in death on February 24, 2011.
Born in Scranton, son of the late Hyman and Bess Friedman Kaufman, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and went on to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II in Guam. Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a manager in the meat packing business. A member of Temple Israel, Irving received an award from the temple for his longtime dedication and participation in its twice daily services. He was a member of the 20th Air Force Guam group, the Odd Fellows, and Scranton Lodge of Elks. A loving husband and father, he was a man of high morals with a strong work ethic who devoted himself to his adoring family.
Surviving is a daughter Sandra Kaufman, Barrington, RI; a son Howard Kaufman and wife Robin, Plainview, NY; sisters Esther Kaufman, Hartford, CT and Ruth Fallick, Scranton; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Ann Kaufman Carroll, and a sister, Sali Spero.
The funeral will be Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with services by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
Friends will be received by Irving’s children and sisters during shiva at the home of his sister, Ruth, 214 Karen Dr., Scranton, on Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 1-3 and 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ruth will continue to receive guests at her home on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 and 6:30-8:30 pm and Friday from noon until 2 p.m. Irving’s children and sister Esther will continue observing shiva beginning on Wednesday at their respective residences.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., 18510; to the Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave., 18510; or to the donor’s favorite charity.