In remembrance of
Paul L. RosensteinSpringfield, VA and formerly of Scranton June 19, 1916 ~ August 5, 2011 Date of Service: August 7, 2011
Paul L. Rosenstein, 95, formerly of Scranton, died on Friday in Springfield, Virginia. His wife is the former Harriet Green. They celebrated their 60th anniversary in February.
Born in Scranton in 1916, he was the son of Louis and Anna (Miller) Rosenstein. An outstanding tennis player in his youth, he graduated from Central High School in 1934 and operated a service station in Scranton from 1938 until enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served during World War II as an aviation machinist.
After being honorably discharged in 1945, he returned to Scranton and owned and operated service stations into the late-1960s. He and Harriet continue to own a service station at the corner of Mulberry Street and Franklin Avenue. Paul also worked as a salesman for Arthur Pachter Auto Supply in Scranton for 43 years, retiring at age 92, when he and Harriet moved to Springfield in 2009.
Paul was a member of Temple Israel, the Jewish Community Center of Scranton, B’nai B’rith, the Jewish War Veterans, and other religious and civic organizations. He will be fondly remembered as a loving and devoted family man, and a warm and caring friend to many.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by son Bruce and his wife Deborah Goodman, of Rockville, Maryland, and by son Jay, his wife Shelly, and their sons Greg and Michael, of Annandale, Virginia. Other survivors include several nephews, nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by sisters Edith Rosenstein and Jeanette Chvotkin.
The funeral will be at 1pm on Sunday at the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 East Drinker Street., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn. Interment will be at the Dalton Jewish Cemetery in Dalton. The family will receive friends in the funeral home from noon until the time of the service. Friends will be received at Temple Israel, 918 East Gibson Street in Scranton from 7pm to 9pm on Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.