In Remembrance of Harris S. (Hersch) Jacobs
Harris S. (Hersch) JacobsDelray Beach, FL and formerly of Scranton December 22, 1929 ~ November 29, 2014 Date of Service: December 3, 2014
Harris S. (Hersch) Jacobs, 84, Delray Beach, FL, formerly of Scranton, died peacefully on November 29, 2014 after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Carol Rothenberg.
Son of the late Edward and Libby Sadow Jacobs, Hersch was born on December 22, 1929, and raised in Scranton. He graduated from Central High School in the class of 1947 and the University of Scranton with a degree in business. He was employed by The Prudential Insurance Company, followed by a career in the wall covering industry, retiring in 1994 after 40 years. During retirement, Hersch enjoyed volunteering in his community, playing cards with his many friends, and loved all sports, especially the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a member of Temple Israel of Scranton and the Jewish Home of Eastern PA. Hersch was a dedicated loyal friend to many and will be greatly missed by all.
In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by their three children, Linda Greenwald and her husband, Steven of Kingston; David Jacobs and his partner, Eric Reisenwitz of Solebury Township, PA; and Gail Rozelle and her husband Jesse of Scranton; 8 grandchildren, Adin, Andrew, and Lauren Greenwald of Kingston; Sheri, Casey, Kelly, Lindsey, and Carly Jordan; and great-grandson Zachary Jordan of Scranton. Hersch is also survived by his sister, Florence Bousel, and nieces Helene Cohen and Lisa Bousel, all in Los Angeles. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, Edward.
Services will be held Wednesday at noon in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore. Rabbi Larry Kaplan will officiate. Interment will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore.
Shiva will be observed at the home of Linda and Steven Greenwald, 208 Joseph Drive, Kingston, on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m; Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.; and Friday from 2-4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hadassah; the Jewish Home of Eastern PA; the Edward Jacobs Fund of the Scranton JCC; or to the donor’s favorite charity.