In Remembrance of Helen Robinson

Helen Robinson

Helen Robinson

Scranton, PA December 26, 1927 ~ January 7, 2015 Date of Service: January 9, 2015

Helen Robinson, 87, of Scranton, passed away Wednesday at Moses Taylor Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Arnold Robinson, who died in 2009.

Born Helena Jakubovic (Jacobs) to the late Bernard and Cili Judkovic Jakubovic on  December 26, 1927 in Hostovic, Slovakia, she resided most of her pre-Holocaust life with her family in Kolbasov, Slovakia. Enduring the expulsion from her home in 1941 and the horrors of Auschwitz and Neungamme-Salzwedel, Helen survived her parents, two sisters and a brother, who were killed by the Nazis and their collaborators. Her life story is a testament of the power of the will to live and her loving and extended family is a proof of triumph over evil.  She was a member of the Beth Shalom Congregation and a life member of Hadassah.

She is survived by her son, Ron Robinson, Kfar Saba, Israel; daughters, Sandra Knisbacher, Modiin, Israel, and Ellen Goldman, Swampscott, Massachusetts; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky.  Interment to follow in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery.


Shiva will be observed at Webster Towers, 500 N. Webster Ave., Apartment 807, Scranton.

Daily prayers will be conducted at Beth Shalom, 1025 Vine Street, Scranton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beth Shalom Congregation, 1025 Vine St., Scranton, 18510; Jewish Family Services, 615 Jefferson Ave, Scranton, 18510; the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, Washington, DC 20024; Yad Vashem at; or to the donor’s favorite charity.


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Nancy Korngold
Posts: 2
Reply #2 on : Mon January 12, 2015, 13:52:22
To Ronnie, Sandy and Ellen
I was so saddened to hear about the loss of your mother. I remember her well (and the beautiful person she was) as we were growing up together, spending time with youon Vine street, and at Chapman s Lake.
May her Neshama have an Aliya

Nancy Warshawsky Korngold
Barry & Sandy Tompkins and daughters
Posts: 2
Aunt Helen
Reply #1 on : Fri January 09, 2015, 13:33:59
We have many fond memories of Aunt Helen. She was a very special person who overcame much and was loved and respected by everyone in the family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to her children and extended family. Her memory will be in our hearts. God bless you all!