In Remembrance of Harris S. (Hersch) Jacobs

Harris S. (Hersch) Jacobs

Harris S. (Hersch) Jacobs

Delray 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. 


Write a comment

  • Required fields are marked with *.

If you have trouble reading the code, click on the code itself to generate a new random code.
MIllard Galat,Jr.
Posts: 4
Hersh Jacobs
Reply #4 on : Tue December 02, 2014, 11:44:07
First met "Hersh" when he was with Altep Wall Covering ..... What a great guy to do business with. Personable, a good conversationalist, the relationship continued when he went to work for SANITAS.... Deepest sympathy to the entire family... glad to hear he was living in sunny Flordia....Millard Galat,Jr. former owner of MILLARDS PAINT in Nanticoke,pa.
Marilou doughty
Posts: 4
Deepest Sympathy
Reply #3 on : Mon December 01, 2014, 17:35:07
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I hope to see you this week in Scranton.

Lou doughty
Jill Baker
Posts: 4
sorry for your loss
Reply #2 on : Mon December 01, 2014, 17:25:54
Carol, Gail, David and Linda,
Sorry for your loss, I have so many happy memories spent at your childhood home with your entire family. I am sure he will be missed. What a wonderful legacy of children and grandchildren he left. Thoughts are with you.
Jill Koloski Baker
Posts: 4
Our deepest sympathy
Reply #1 on : Sun November 30, 2014, 20:59:30
David and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed talking with your dad at Erica's wedding. He was a pleasure to spend time with. I am sure he will be sadly missed. Out thoughts are with you all.
Our Sympathy,
Jim and Rose Matthews