In Loving Memory of Helene A. Kornfeld
Helene A. KornfeldScranton, PA March 16, 1934 ~ July 17, 2017 Date of Service: July 19, 2017
Beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and caretaker of all, Helene A. Kornfeld, 83, of Scranton, passed away Monday afternoon after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Helene was a devoted wife, mother and friend and is survived by her Central High School sweetheart and husband of 63 years, Harold B. Kornfeld; daughters, Karen Lee Bridge and husband, Neil, of Denver, Colo.; Vicki Sullum and husband, Dr. Jonathan, of Hollywood, Fla.; Janis Lipsitz and husband, Brian, of Merion Station, Pa.; and Lori Doerr and husband, Judge Thomas Doerr, of Butler, Pa.; a son, Gary Kornfeld, of Boulder, Colo.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; her brother, Barry Kearson and wife, Nancy, of Malibu, Calif.; sister-in-law, Ruth Gelb, of Scranton; nieces and nephews.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Max and Velma Clark Kearson, Helene gained a deep love and passion for music watching her father organize and bring all the big acts to town as a concert promoter. Helene grew up in Scranton and was a graduate of Scranton Central High School class of 1951. She kept close connection with Central High School working in its administrative office, seeing her five kids through the school, and as an avid enthusiast and organizer of the class of '51 reunions. Prior to retirement, she was employed as well at the Jewish Community Center, and as an administrative coordinator with Marywood University. She was a member of Temple Israel and its sisterhood, as well as Hadassah.
A private graveside funeral service for family members only will be held today in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore, by Cantor Vladimir Aronzon.
Friends are invited to the shiva, which will be held today from 4 p.m. until 8:45 p.m. in the lounge of the Jewish Community Center, where Helene spent many of her happiest years watching her kids/grandkids and community thrive. The JCC is located at 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton.
Family requests donations to be made to the Jewish Community Center of Scranton or to "Leenie's Team" for the Walk to End Alzheimer's" at the following link: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/General?px=11017381&pg=personal&fr_id=10067&s_oo=bt1ROSRR4_YQzK8Y5tMXwQ or Google "Walk to End Alzheimer's and under "find a team," search "Leenie's Team."