In Loving Memory of Arline M. Swartz

Arline M. Swartz

Arline M. Swartz

Scranton, PA January 1, 1926 ~ October 4, 2016 Date of Service: October 9, 2016

Arline M. Swartz, 90, of Scranton, died peacefully at home Tuesday night. Her husband, the late Joseph Milton Swartz to whom she was married for 56 years, died in 2004.

Born in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Louis and Gertrude Miller, she was a member of Temple Israel and Congregation Beth Shalom. She was educated in the Scranton school system, and went on to Penn State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Social Work. Her love of teaching led her to teaching positions at Scranton's Hebrew Day School and Temple Israel Sunday School. She was also active in many charitable organizations, including Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania and the Jewish Federation. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and could often be found swimming at the Jewish Community Center or walking around Lake Scranton.

Arline is survived by sons Kenny Swartz and wife Jill of Miami Beach, FL, and James Swartz and wife Orna of Cheshire, CT; daughters Marjorie Swartz and husband Richard Robinson of Sacramento, CA, Anne Gillman and husband Bradley of Atlanta, GA, and Nan Swartz and her fiancé Andrew Greenbury of Hollywood, CA; grandchildren Aaron, Adam, Benjamin, Brooke, Darren, Nicole, Eric and Justin; and 7 nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alma Ruth Levy.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 10:30 A.M. in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery by Rabbi Dovid Saks. 

Friends will be received during shiva on Sunday evening from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and Monday evening 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at 550 Clay Avenue, Scranton.

Arline’s family would like to thank the wonderful aides who devoted themselves to her care and wellbeing over the last several years.

Memorial contributions may be made to Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510; or Jewish Family Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 615 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510. 


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Mark Silverberg
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Arline Swartz
Reply #1 on : Sun October 09, 2016, 08:57:08
Arline was a wonderful person who personified the best of our community and our Jewish traditions. She was always kind and considerate and devoted her life to our many social service, recreational, educational and cultural services through her work in the Hebrew Day School and Temple Israel's Hebrew School and the many facets of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania in which she was always an honored member of our annual UJA Campaign. She represented the best of us and I will miss her deeply.

Mark Silverberg