In Loving Memory of Esther Goldman Kurlancheek

Esther Goldman Kurlancheek

Esther Goldman Kurlancheek

Scranton, PA and Pompano Beach, FL July 23, 1931 ~ May 23, 2017 Date of Service: May 25, 2017

Esther (nee Goldman) Kurlancheek, 85, passed away in the Jewish Home, Scranton  on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  A lifelong resident of Scranton, and recently Pompano Beach, FL, she was the daughter of the late Leon and Miriam (nee Glickfield) Goldman and was the wife of the late Daniel Kurlancheek, for 45 years.

Esther had a most generous spirit and was devoted to her family.  She worked alongside her husband for 34 years in their furniture store in Pittston.  She enjoyed cooking, history, arts, music, travel and square dancing, with her husband, Danny.  She was a graduate of Central High School, a member of both Temple Israel and Beth Shalom congregations, and a lifetime member of Hadassah.  She was an active supporter of the State of Israel, working with Danny to raise money for Israel bonds.  She also held various positions within the Boy and Girl Scouts of America.

Loving mother of Stuart (Carol) Kurlancheek and Debra (Howard) Brand, grandmother to Dara Kurlancheek (Jason Lowengrub) and Michael Kurlancheek, great-grandmother to Davis Lowengrub.  She is also survived by a sister Odessa (Meyer) Levine and brother Harold (Karen) Goldman, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 25th at 11 A.M. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc. 318 E. Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512 by Rabbi Moshe Saks. Interment will follow in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery, 105 Shoemaker Rd, Dalton, PA 18414.   No local shiva will be observed. The family will receive visitors today from 10 A.M until the time of services.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1101 Vine Street, Scranton, PA 18510, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Andrea Apt Myers
Posts: 1
Your mother Esther
Reply #1 on : Thu May 25, 2017, 10:43:22
Dear Stuart and Debra
At one time in our lives our families were so very close. And then we moved away and I missed your Dad playing the accordion. Now your dear mother is the last of them to go. May our good memories be for a blessing. With love, Andie