In Loving Memory of Atty. Edwin Utan
Atty. Edwin UtanDunmore, PA September 24, 1928 ~ June 2, 2019 Date of Service: June 6, 2019
Attorney Edwin Utan passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania in Scranton. He was 90 years old and is survived by his sons Charles David Utan of Sterling VA and Adam Stewart Utan and his grandchildren Natalie, Nicholas & Nathan Utan of Phoenix AZ, and his niece Marsha Rothman Silberman of Kingston PA and Boca Raton FL. He was the son of Charles and Rebecca Utan
and grew up in Scranton with his sister Miriam Utan. He was married to Elaine Shanfield Utan and was a widower for just over 5 years. They were married for many decades and together were active members of the community.
He was a graduate of the University of Scranton and the Dickinson School of Law. He was a prominent attorney who partnered a thriving law practice for many years in downtown Scranton. In his leisure time he devoted many hours to playing Bridge and eventually became a Life Master, traveling to many destinations for tournaments and teaching others in the community how to improve their strategic skills at game play.
In addition to Bridge he founded and was the president of the local opera group Mostly Opera for some twenty years, bringing the opportunity of local live performances to the city while endeavoring to educate the public on the beauty and value of opera and the importance of the arts in our area.
His life will be remembered on Thursday morning at 11am in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home located at 318 E. Drinker Street in Dunmore. Interment will follow the services in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Shiva will be observed Thursday at the family residence from 6pm-8pm and on Friday from 11am-1pm.
Contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.