In Remembrance of Irving Kaufman

Irving Kaufman

Irving Kaufman

Scranton. PA December 15, 1922 ~ June 28, 2013 Date of Service: June 30, 2013

Irving Kaufman, 90, of Scranton, died early Friday at Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton.  His wife, the former Frances Rothman, preceded him in death on February 24, 2011.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Hyman and Bess Friedman Kaufman, he was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School and went on to serve in the Army Air Corps during World War II in Guam.  Prior to his retirement, he was employed as a manager in the meat packing business.  A member of Temple Israel, Irving received an award from the temple for his longtime dedication and participation in its twice daily services.  He was a member of the 20th Air Force Guam group, the Odd Fellows, and Scranton Lodge of Elks.  A loving husband and father, he was a man of high morals with a strong work ethic who devoted himself to his adoring family.

Surviving is a daughter Sandra Kaufman, Barrington, RI; a son Howard Kaufman and wife Robin, Plainview, NY; sisters Esther Kaufman, Hartford, CT and Ruth Fallick, Scranton; eleven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen Ann Kaufman Carroll, and a sister, Sali Spero.

The funeral will be Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore with services by Rabbi Joseph Mendelsohn and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon.  Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. until the time of service.  Interment will be in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. 

Friends will be received by Irving’s children and sisters during shiva at the home of his sister, Ruth, 214 Karen Dr., Scranton, on Sunday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Monday and Tuesday from 1-3 and 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Ruth will continue to receive guests at her home on Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 and 6:30-8:30 pm and Friday from noon until 2 p.m.  Irving’s children and sister Esther will continue observing shiva beginning on Wednesday at their respective residences. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., 18510; to the Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave., 18510; or to the donor’s favorite charity.


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John DePoley
Posts: 89
will be missed
Reply #2 on : Sat July 13, 2013, 11:47:41
Dear Howard and family, I'm sorry for your loss. He will be missed dearly. Once in a while i think about the times when i used to go visit him at Mountain View. I just want to say that Irving and his family will always be a part of my life.
john lance
Posts: 89
sorry for your losses
Reply #1 on : Sat July 06, 2013, 05:21:59
Dear Howard and family I just want to say how sorry I am to hear of your losses your mom and dad were great people.
Howard you and your family will be in my prayers
Howard just in case you don't know who I am I lived next door to your parents on clay ave