In Remembrance of Zachary R. Kurzweil

Zachary R. Kurzweil

Zachary R. Kurzweil

Scranton, PA March 11, 1930 ~ February 16, 2012 Date of Service: February 17, 2012

Zachary R. Kurzweil, Scranton, died Thursday morning in the Jewish Home of Eastern PA.  He and his wife, the former Ruth Oram, were married on March 23, 1952 and would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year.


Born in Scranton, son of the late Morris L. and Anna L. Bergenfield Kurzweil, he attended Scranton public schools and served in the 109th infantry of the National Guard.  He was a member of Ohev Zedek Congregation.  Prior to retirement, he owned the Scranton Farmhouse Market and thereafter sold produce in the Circle Drive-In Marketplace.  He was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother who greatly enjoyed family get-togethers and celebrating Jewish holidays.


The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart as well as those on the second floor of the Jewish Home for all of the compassion and kindness shown to Zachary and his family.


Also surviving is a daughter Donna Kostiak, Scranton; sons Brad Kurzweil and wife Sue, North Royalton, OH; and Todd Kurzweil and wife Deirdre, Ithaca, NY; grandchildren Matthew Kostiak and wife Girlane, Sarah Parlopiano and husband Brandon, Steve Lyon and wife Theresa, Andrea Kurzweil and Toby Kurzweil;  sisters Judy Miller and husband Bob, Chapman Lake; Faye Bloch, Allentown; Claire Golob and husband Ed, Chapman Lake; Shirley Green, Wilkes-Barre; Eve Ziegler, Clarks Green; and Ruth Levine, Keasby, NJ;

a brother Sheldon Kurzweil and wife Judith, Silver Spring, MD; nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a brother Irwin Kurzweil. 


The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Mordechai Fine.  Friends may call from noon until the time of services.  Interment in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.  Shiva will be observed at the family residence at 520 Clay Ave., Apartment 203, Saturday evening from 7-9 p.m. and Sunday through Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.


Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Sacred Heart, 340 Montage Mountain Rd.,
Moosic, PA 18507; or to the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., 18510.


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