In Loving Memory of George Weinberg

George Weinberg

George Weinberg

Scranton, PA April 10, 1922 ~ September 16, 2018 Date of Service: September 17, 2018

George Weinberg, 96, a pioneer in data processing, died Sept. 16, 2018, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Wilkes-Barre. 

He was born April 10, 1922, in Scranton, the youngest son of Nathan and Rebecca Goodman Weinberg. George attended Taylor and Madison Elementary Schools and was a graduate of Central High School. He was a World War IIveteran, having served in the United States Army Air Corps and saw action in the South Pacific Theater. He was discharged from the military service in 1946. He was employed by IBM in Binghamton, N.Y., and the data processing division of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation in the PennDot Headquarters in Harrisburg and in its Scranton District Office.

George, who was single, was a devoted son and brother, taking care of his widowed mother and divorced sister until their passing. He also loved his family and was affectionately known by his nieces and nephews as Uncle George. After his retirement from the state, he lived for many years in Florida before returning to Scranton, where he took up residence in Webster Towers.

George was active in the Masonic fraternity. He was a 50+ member and past master of Schiller Lodge 345 F&AM, Scranton, and other Masonic-affiliated organizations, including the Tall Cedars of Lebanon; Keystone Consistory, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite (32°); Irem Shrine of Wilkes-Barre and its Country Club at Dallas, Pa. He was a lifelong member of the Ohev Zedek Congregation of Scranton.

He was an avid golfer, both locally and in Florida. 

He was also predeceased by his four brothers, Isadore, Monroe, Harry and David Weinberg, and his sister, Helen Jacobs.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Rabbi Dovid Saks officiated at the service, after which family members gathered at a Clarks Summit restaurant and then at the home of George's niece, Barbara and Louis Nivert in Clarks Summit, where they watched a recent video interview of George, which included extensive, interesting details of his long life and family history.

Persons wishing to make a donation in George's memory may direct it to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510.

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