In Remembrance of Marvin Pete Pearl
Marvin Pete PearlScranton, PA and Palm Aire, FL March 27, 1924 ~ October 23, 2013 Date of Service: October 25, 2013
Marvin “Pete” Pearl passed away Wednesday evening surrounded by his beloved family and closest friends. Pete was one of the greatest of The Greatest Generation. The son of the late Bess and Hyman Pearl, Pete was born in Middletown, NY and eventually found his way to Scranton via Brooklyn and Easton. A decorated Jewish War Veteran, he was a second lieutenant tenant and a B-17 Co-Pilot with the 379th Bomb Group stationed out of Kimbolton England flying 35 missions over Germany in World War II.
After the war, Pete returned to Scranton where he met the love of his life of 67 years. He started various businesses which included GI Window Cleaning, Scranton Aluminum Manufacturing, Le Club Restaurant and North American Manufacturing. Pete was dedicated to his community as a benefactor member of the Jewish Community Center. He was a member of Temple Israel of Scranton. He was a former president of Glen Oak Country Club and a charter member of the Scranton Tribune Classic Bowling League as well as a 33rd Degree Mason. He was an avid handball player, bowler, and golfer. Pete shared his love of all sports with his entire family.
Pete spent winters in Palm Aire, Florida with his family and friends. He lived his life with humility, care, and respect for all. He will be fondly remembered for his big smile, cheerful laugh and stories full of his wisdom. He leaves behind a loving legacy with all who knew him; he was our greatest gift.
His family would like to thank the fourth floor East nursing staff at Mercy Hospital especially Jake,Stacy and Devon for all their loving and devoted care.
Pete was preceded in death by his beloved brother and lifelong business partner and best friend, Paul, and his beloved nephew Bruce Schoenberg. He regarded his friends as family and everyone adored him. He was a devoted father, grandfather, uncle, and family man. Pete is survived by his beloved wife, Marion, his devoted daughters, Lynn Pearl and Beverly Meil, his treasured grandchildren, Jeffrey Meil his wife Leslie and Jennifer Meil, and his favorite pal Colby TJ Benjamin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be today at 11:00 A.M. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 East Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Dovid Saks. Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service.
Shiva will be observed at the family residence, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.