In Loving Memory of Paul Alamar
Paul AlamarScranton, PA October 7, 1924 ~ February 2, 2017 Date of Service: February 5, 2017
Paul Alamar, 92, of Scranton, died Thursday morning in Dunmore. He is survived by his wife, the former Naomi Weiner. They were married for 70 years.
Paul was born in Scranton, to the late Rose Perilstein Alamar and Isadore Alamar, also of Scranton. His siblings were the late Frimi Alamar Apt, of Tulsa Okla.; and Blossom Alamar Oram, of Florida. Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Alamar Gelb and husband, Robert, of Williamsburg, Va.; and Mrs. Hope Alamar Morris and husband, Jeffrey, of Queen Creek, Ariz. Paul was blessed with a total of five grandchildren, Lisa, Susan, Wesley, Brian and Renee; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Paul graduated from Scranton Central High School. He attended Penn State University and graduated from Cornell University School of Engineering in 1944. A proud war veteran of the Navy, Paul commanded a minesweeper in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, Paul was the president of the Scranton Plate Glass Co.
After retiring from Scranton Plate Glass, Paul used his skills as a certified safety engineer to form a well-respected safety consulting firm. He also held numerous positions in the community; among them were president of the Jewish Federation, president of the North East Pennsylvania American Society of Safety Engineers, president of the Jewish Community Center and president of the Glen Oak Country Club. Paul received numerous awards from the Jewish Community Center, Jewish Federation, Webster Towers and the American Society of Safety Engineers, just to name a few. Paul was also a proud 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Exhausted Rooster Club and the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. Paul literally had four walls flanked with numerous awards, certificates and recognitions showing a lifetime of service to the greater Scranton community.
Paul was a proud son of Scranton, who spent his entire life helping others and promoting the city he held in such high esteem. Paul was also a devoted member of the Scranton Jewish community, being affiliated with Temple Israel and numerous societies, groups and charities.
Being an engineer, Paul was always involved in numerous interests and hobbies. Paul had a particular interest in trains, both large and small. One of his favorite moments was bringing his children and later grandchildren into his "Train Room," and showing these children the joys of model railroading.
Paul was a kind man who was always there for our community. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The funeral will be Sunday from Temple Israel of Scranton, 918 E. Gibson St., with a service at 11 a.m. by Rabbi Moshe Saks and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon.
Friends may visit from 10 until the time of service at the temple.
Interment will be at Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Shiva will be observed Sunday from 7 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the family home in Scranton; and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Elan Gardens in Clark Summit.
Contributions may be sent to the donor's favorite charity in Paul's memory.