In Loving Memory of James K. Meil

James K. Meil

James K. Meil

Dunmore, PA June 14, 1946 ~ February 13, 2019 Date of Service: February 15, 2019

James K. Meil, Scranton, passed away at the age of 72. He was the son of the late Dr. Samuel and Sylvia Klein Meil. 

A graduate of Keystone College and West Virginia University, Jimmy was a former member of The Jewish Community Center, Glen Oak Country Club, and Temple Israel.  He achieved the highest Boy Scout rank of Eagle Scout for Troop 65. 

In his early years after college he spent time in the Montana wilderness and with his beloved golden retrievers.  He was an avid golfer and racquetball and handball player. Jimmy’s biggest accomplishment on the golf course was winning the coveted Jackson Memorial Tournament.  He was Assistant City Planner in Lackawanna County before running a travel business in Scranton for over 25 years. Jimmy was fond of opera, classical music and the liberal arts, especially U.S. history. 

In addition to rooting for the New York Yankees, he enjoyed watching his children compete in various sports and following their professional careers. 

He is survived by a sister, Linda Meil Mittelman (husband Jerry), Scottsdale, AZ and two children, son Jeffrey (wife Leslie) and daughter Jennifer.

Grave Side Services will be held today at 1:00pm by Rabbi Dovid Saks at Dalton Jewish Cemetery, Dalton. No local Shiva to be observed. 

Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of NEPA, 1101 vine St., Scranton, Pa 18510 or the donor’s choice.

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Adele Pollack
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Condolance
Reply #3 on : Sat February 16, 2019, 13:17:13
To Linda; I'm so sorry to read of Jimmy's passing. Memories flood back to when you Jimmy, and your parents were my neighbors on Clay Ave. and now recalling that Jerry's brother "Shy" was a very close friend to Morty and me (taught me how to drive). My sincerest sympathy to you and his children for your profound loss.
Eric Phelps
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Jim meil
Reply #2 on : Fri February 15, 2019, 14:01:47
Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.
Alfie Weinberg
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Jimmy Meil
Reply #1 on : Fri February 15, 2019, 10:19:17
Sincere condolences to Jimmie's family.

Played cards with Jimmie many moons ago and always enjoyed his sense of humor.

He was a good guy.

Alfie Weinberg