In Remembrance of Rita Stein Mearse
Rita Stein MearseScranton, Pa February 1, 1930 ~ November 21, 2013 Date of Service: November 24, 2013
Rita Stein Mearse, resident of
the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, died Thursday night in the Jewish Home.
Originally from Olyphant, she was
the daughter of the late Bennie and Sarah Gross Stein,owners of the landmark
business, Bennie’s Cigar Store in Olyphant. Rita took over the shop after her
father’s death and it remained open until 1987, closing after 70 years in
Surviving is a sister Mildred Weiss,
King of Prussia; niece Sheila Furman Klein, VA; and nephew, Sandy Weiss, CA. She was preceded in death by her twin sister
Bette Furman and nephew Gary Weiss.
Graveside services will be Sunday
at 9 a.m. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Daniel Swartz. There is no local shiva.
Memorial contributions may be
made to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, Pa 18510.