In Rememberance of Harriet Arnovitz

Harriet Arnovitz

Harriet Arnovitz

West Palm Beach, FL August 22, 1938 ~ September 11, 2011 Date of Service: September 13,2011

Harriet Arnovitz, West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Scranton, died Sunday in Good Samaritan Medical Center, West Palm Beach. She was the widow of Aaron Arnovitz, who died Feb. 22, 2007.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, daughter of the late David and Ceil Engelmyer Brand, she was a 1958 graduate of Penn State University, with a degree in education. She spent her life as a teacher in Kingston and Scranton, and served for many years as the director of child care at the Jewish Community Center in Scranton. Before retiring two years ago, she also taught preschool at the Jewish Community Center of West Palm Beach.

"Teachers are a gift; they touch our hearts forever."

Surviving are a son, Steven Arnovitz, Wilkes-Barre; two daughters, Carolyn Arnovitz, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and Jodi Lovenwirth and husband, Samuel, Allentown; three grandchildren, Benjamin, Hannah and Adam Lovenwirth; a sister, Sandra Aerenson and husband, Ernie, North Carolina; nieces and nephews.

A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Dovid Saks.

Shiva will be observed Tuesday at the residence of Karen and Lew Marcus, 611 Monroe Ave., Scranton, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity. 

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Susan McDermott
Posts: 5
Re: In Rememberance of Harriet Arnovitz
Reply #1 on : Wed September 14, 2011, 07:54:41
My sincere condolences to the entire family on the loss of your mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. I had the pleasure of working with Harriet at the Scranton JCC for many years. She had so much love and compassion for the students she taught and cared for. I often think of the good times we had and how much she taught me. She will be truly missed.