In Loving Memory of Atty. Edwin Utan

Atty. Edwin Utan

Atty. Edwin Utan

Dunmore, 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.

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Posts: 4
A Life Well Lived
Reply #4 on : Wed June 05, 2019, 16:37:25
Edwin touched all he met with his wisdom, his wit, his advice, his grin. While saddened by his passing, I have to smile remembering all my visits with Edwin, he helped with law suits- and with wool suits, brought a funny holiday grab bag gift to a commercial building closing, and was always ready with a joke- before delving into the more serious legal issues at hand. He was one in a million,
may his memory be for a blessing for his beloved family, friends, and all he touched.
David M. Weinberger
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My Condolences
Reply #3 on : Wed June 05, 2019, 09:48:13
A brilliant lawyer, astute tactician, and wit, Edwin became known to me through his close relationship with my father. An eloquent speaker, avid reader, accomplished Bridge player, and lover of the Arts, Edwin was engaging, thoughtful, entertaining, and kind. Always available to family and friends, he helped us all navigate many an uncharted territory.
My sincere condolences and may he Rest In Peace.
Dennis M Fanucci
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Reply #2 on : Tue June 04, 2019, 19:56:45
I had the pleasure of singing with Mostly Opera for a number of years during which Edwin was very active as a supporter of our group. Both he and his wife Elaine worked with us to promote opera in the Scranton area. My deepest sympathy to all the members of his family.
Peggy and Lee Benjamin
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Sympathy to Edwin's family and friends
Reply #1 on : Tue June 04, 2019, 14:06:48
Dear Charles, Adam and family.
We were so saddened to hear of our Friend Edwin's death. Elaine and Ed were long time friends. We always enjoyed being at their home for fun and enjoyable times. May they both rest in peace and may God place a blanket of comfort around your shoulders at this time of loss.
Love and care,
Peggy and Lee Benjamin