In Remembrance of Lewis B. Ziman

Lewis B. Ziman

Lewis B. Ziman

Palm Beach Gardens, FL and Scranton native September 20, 1919 ~ September 1, 2013 Date of Service: September 3, 2013


Lewis B. Ziman of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., a retired Scranton funeral director and longtime resident, died Sept. 1, 2013. He was 93 years old. He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Ackerson Ziman.

Born in Scranton, Pa., Lewis was the son of the late Meyer and Teresa Weinberg Ziman. He was educated in the Scranton public schools, Scranton-Lackawanna Business College and the American Academy of Embalming. He was drafted into the United States Army in July 1941 for a one-year period before the U.S. was attacked by Japan. His stay was extended to 4½ years, serving in the Medical Corps. Lewis was the Sergeant Major of the base hospital at Camp Lee, Va.

In 1945, Lewis returned to Scranton and joined his father in the operation of the Ziman Funeral Home. He served the families of Scranton for 55 years before retiring to Florida in 1995.

Lewis was a member of Temple Israel, Beth Shalom, Machzikeh Hadas congregation and Aitz Chaim of West Palm Beach, Fla. In addition, he was a member of the Elks, Odd Fellows, Jewish War Veterans, B'nai B'rith and Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania State and National Funeral Directors Associations.

 He was active in the fund-raising activities of the Jewish Federation of Scranton and served on the board of the Jewish Family Service, where he was treasurer. For many years, Lewis was the chairman of the annual Boy Scout banquet of Temple Israel and the chairman of the annual blood drive sponsored by the Jewish War Veterans at the Jewish Community Center. Mr. Ziman raised funds and managed one of the reconstructions of the Providence Jewish Cemetery.

He enjoyed gardening, racquetball and golf. He was a member of Glen Oak Country Club and the Golf and Racquet Club in Palm Beach Gardens. Lewis was always ready with a joke or a song to brighten any situation. His greatest pleasure was time spent with his family. He loved golfing.

In addition to his wife, Lewis is survived by his three daughters, Terri Huskin (Bill), Carol Kadish (Gene), and Chana Heller (Dov). He leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Josh Dorris (Beth), James Dorris, Sarah Huskin, Shira Goldberg (Craig), Melissa Kadish, Dena Ackerman (Dov Ber), Yisroel Heller (Esther) Naami Schorr (Yanky), Moshe Heller (Eliana) and Eliyahu Heller (Esther Malka); a brother Saul Ziman of Connecticut and Florida and 17 great-grandchildren. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

The funeral will be Tuesday with services at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Mordechai Fine. Interment, Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore. No local shiva

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Beatirce Demory
Posts: 14
Re: In Remembrance of Lewis B. Ziman
Reply #2 on : Fri September 06, 2013, 14:44:46
Thank god for allowing me to get to know Mr.Ziman and his great since of humor. My condolence goes to his wife Mary Ziman his three daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by all of us.

Love Bea Demory
Dick Teeter
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Ziman message
Reply #1 on : Tue September 03, 2013, 16:10:07
Lewis was a long time friend of my father Richard Teeter. In the 60s and 70s I also worked with Mr. Ziman whenever we were serving a Jewish family. Mr. Ziman was always extremely helpful. We greatly appreciated the assistance and advise he gave us.
Thank you for your friendship and professionalism.
Dick Teeter
Funeral Director in Hawley