In Remembrance of Robert "Bob" Baron

Robert

Robert "Bob" Baron

Scranton, PA December 16, 1923 ~ May 26, 2013 Date of Service: May 27, 2013

Robert "Bob" Baron of Scranton died Sunday in the Jewish Home, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Dolores "Dolly" Kornfield, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on March 18.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Maurice and Fannie Goldstein Baron. Bob was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retirement, he served as the loss prevention manager at the Kmart in Edwardsville and in earlier years he was employed as a food manager for the S.S. Kresge Co., in Passaic, N.J., Bridgeport, Conn., Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Beth Shalom Congregation, Scranton, and had served on its board for many years. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows, Scranton Lodge of Elks and Scranton JCC bowling league. He was a member of the National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. For over 10 years, he delivered Kosher meals for Meals on Wheels for the Jewish Home.

Bob enjoyed raising tropical fish and golfing and was an avid fan of the New York Mets and the New York Giants and was a great supporter of the Humane Society. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, who was a kind and gentle man who truly loved his family, especially his grandchildren and all mankind. He had a wonderful sense of humor and truly loved animals, especially his dog, Suzy. Bob will be missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.

Also surviving are two daughters, Melba Baron Cohen and husband, David, Shavertown; and Ronda Baron Neider and husband, Thomas, Eagleville; two grandchildren, Ben and Eve Neider; a sister, Betty Pachter, Long Island, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia "Toots" Spitzer; and two brothers, Melvin and Leonard Baron.

Funeral services will be Monday at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.

Friends may call today from noon until time of service. Calling hours during the period of shiva will be observed in the Community Room of Webster Towers, 500 N. Webster Ave., Scranton, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9; and Friday, 2 to 4. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510; Beth Shalom Congregation, 1025 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510; Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 947 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or to the donor's favorite charity.

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Claire
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Your Dad
Reply #87 on : Sat June 15, 2013, 21:12:49
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Dear Ronda I was cleaning out my e-mails and found your notice , I am so sorry to here about your Dad-I know you loved him very much and we are sending our deepest sympathy.
I love and miss you
Claire and Dave
Mary Beth Mitchell
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert "Bob" Baron
Reply #86 on : Thu May 30, 2013, 09:42:02
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I did not have the pleasure of meeting Zayde, but I surely know he was a special man. He raised a truly amazing family. Ronda, Tom, Ben, Eve, I'm sorry for your loss. Sincerely, Mary Beth Mitchell
Lori, Kevin, Megan, Sarah
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert "Bob" Baron
Reply #85 on : Wed May 29, 2013, 16:34:01
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Our sincerest condolences to Dolly, Melba, Dave, Ronda, Tom and the kids. May your memories of your dear husband and father be a source of comfort to you always.
Nina & Jason
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Robert "Bob" Baron
Reply #84 on : Wed May 29, 2013, 15:05:34
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Our condolences to the whole family. We never met him, but if he was anything like his daughter Ronda, he was a true joy to know.
Anne, Mike and Justin
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Reply #83 on : Wed May 29, 2013, 08:16:54
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We are sincerely sorry for the loss of your husband and father. We love and will miss Uncle Bob forever.
Bette and Jim Sachs
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Re: In Remembrance of Robert "Bob" Baron
Reply #82 on : Mon May 27, 2013, 18:38:38
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our deepet sympathy goes out to your family . I remember when I met Mr. Baron when I made a therapy dog visit with Melba , he was a sweet man and I also remember him when he use to work at Kresges (snack bar ) I use to get pizza there when I was younger with my grandmother ,May he rest in peace , and may you know that he is not gone but by your side as your guardian angel .
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