In Remembrance of Frances Gelb

Frances Gelb

Frances Gelb

Scranton, PA June 21, 1921 ~ January 25, 2014 Date of Service: January 27, 2014

Frances Gelb, 92, Scranton died Saturday afternoon in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania. She was the wife of the late Louis Gelb who died in 1977.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Meyer and Hannah Judd Berman. She was a lifelong member of Temple Israel in Scranton and was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School Class of 1939. She will be remembered for her deep sense of compassion, as a volunteer at the former Mercy Hospital in Scranton for over 40 years, and for her devotion to her family.

Surviving are a son, Richard, Scranton, a daughter, Susan Porter and her husband David, Longmeadow, MA, a devoted sister in law, Ruth Gelb, Scranton, three granddaughters, Carrie D’arcangelo and her husband Steve, Monrovia, CA, Lindsay Pratola and her husband David, Longmeadow, MA, Emily Porter, Longmeadow, MA, two great grandsons, Hunter Pratola and Max D’arcangelo, and cherished nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday (today) in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with services at 12 noon by Rabbi Dovid Saks of the Jewish Heritage Connection. The family will receive friends from 11am until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Dunmore. 

Shiva will be observed at the Gelb Family home Monday evening thru Sunday morning and at the Porter Family home on Monday Feb. 3rd and Tuesday Feb. 4th at 7pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Bruce Gelb Fund c/o the Jewish Community Center 601 Jefferson Ave. Scranton 18510 or to the donor’s favorite charity




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Lydia Ross -Hemmerle
Posts: 4
Frances Gelb obituary
Reply #2 on : Mon January 27, 2014, 20:50:00
I worked for Gelb & Co. for a number of years and knew Frances' husband Lew and of course Manny and Harold. They were like family to me and knew Frances and Ruth Gelb. My deepest sympathy to the family. I now live in North Port. Florida. My husband, Bud, died 12 years ago but I have a very nice life here and don't miss the cold.
Jane & Robert Beeman
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Re: In Remembrance of Frances Gelb
Reply #1 on : Mon January 27, 2014, 08:10:45
My sympathies to the family. Fran was a wonderful person and may she rest in peace.