In Loving Memory of Geraldine "Gerry" Sare


Geraldine "Gerry" Sare

Delray Beach, FL and Scranton, PA November 22, 1935 ~ March 19, 2016 Date of Service: March 22, 2016

Geraldine "Gerry" Sare, 80, of Scranton, Pa., and Delray Beach, Fla., died Saturday after losing her battle with ovarian cancer. She is survived by her husband, Lewis.

Born in Scranton on November 22, 1935, she was the daughter of the late George and Sophie Rudnicky Goldberg. She graduated from Scranton Central High School and went on to work for Jewish Family Services. She was secretary of the Temple Israel Sisterhood for over 25 years.

Gerry was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, who was adored by her family and friends and will be deeply missed by all who knew her. She had a kind and generous heart and always put the happiness of those around her above her own. She was a trusted adviser and friend. Gerry was quick-witted and enjoyed challenging games. She was an outstanding bridge player, fierce competitor in Scrabble and Words with Friends and enjoyed opera, reading and doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of Temple Israel, Scranton, and Anshei Emuna, Delray Beach. She endowed the Judy Sare Nursery School of Tifereth Israel of Lower Bucks County, Bensalem, Pa. In addition to being a homemaker, she assisted her husband at Superior Trophy in Scranton.

Also surviving are children, Lynn Sare Kornblau of Huntingdon Valley, Pa.; and Alan Sare and wife, Mary of Scranton and Plainsboro, N.J.; grandchildren, Kyla Sare and Maura Sare, Jonathon Kornblau and wife, Kate; Adam Kornblau and wife, Carolina; and great-grandchildren, Camille Kornblau and Matthew Kornblau; a sister; Arlene Walker and husband, Robert.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Sare; and son-in-law, Jeffrey Kornblau. 

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jewish Federation of NEPA by visiting

The funeral will be held at the Temple Israel Chapel, Monroe Avenue and Gibson Street, Scranton, on Tuesday at 11 a.m., officiated by Rabbi Moshe Saks. Interment will be at Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore.

Shiva will be observed at the Sare's home, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

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Mark Silverberg
Posts: 3
Geraldine Sare
Reply #3 on : Thu March 24, 2016, 14:40:24
Geri was a wonderful person and a good friend. She will not only be missed by me, but by the hundreds of people who had the honor of knowing her. Our community has lost a wonderful, kind and generous person and we share in the grief over her loss.

Mark Silverberg, Executive Director
Jewish Federation of Northeastern Pennsylvania
David Marcus and Judy Marcus
Posts: 3
Gerry amazing Woman of Valor
Reply #2 on : Wed March 23, 2016, 10:56:28
Still recall the night my good friend Lewis took me over to Providence to visit Gerry and I first said Hiya
to her. She was already the new apple for Lew's eyes. We like to talk about growth of productive lives more so
than love which we can take for granted and that's truth for the Sare family. Our regards, our condolences.
Robert Franklin
Posts: 3
Re: In Loving Memory of Geraldine "Gerry" Sare
Reply #1 on : Mon March 21, 2016, 22:11:13
Lewis, so sorry for your loss.