In Loving Memory of Jay B. Willner
Jay B. WillnerClearwater, FL and formerly of Scranton, PA January 28, 1930 ~ December 20, 2017 Date of Service: December 26, 2017
Jay B. Willner, 87, of Clearwater, Fla. a former Scranton resident, died Wednesday surrounded by his loving family in Florida. He and his loving wife, the former Pearl Jackanow, had celebrated 60 years of marriage.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., son of the late Alex and Martha Blumberg Willner, he attended DeWitt High School and New York University, from which he received his B.S. in business administration. He worked for Robert Hall Clothing as a manager and later was a small business owner. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War.
He volunteered in the Scranton community for many decades in various capacities. He was very active with B'nai B'rith and had served as a past president. He was a member of Temple Israel, Scranton, the Jewish War Veterans and t Disabled American Veterans.
He also served on the board of Amos Towers and had been a member of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce.
He had enjoyed participating in trips and activities at the JCC Senior Adult Club. He also enjoyed being with family, taking rides with them and dear cousins to the Poconos every Sunday, traveling, photography, reading the paper, history and sports. He was an amazing husband, father and grandfather who will be forever in our hearts and memories and will be deeply missed.
Also surviving are a daughter, Staci Goldstein and husband, Keith; a son, Steve; two grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Roberta.
The funeral will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Moshe Saks. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from noon until the time of service at the funeral home and following the burial at the Hampton Inn, 22 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic, from 3 to 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven P. Willner Special Needs Trust, c/o Staci Goldstein, 4822 Tea Rose Court, Lutz, FL 33558.