In Loving Memory of Myer Alperin
Myer AlperinDedham, MA and formerly of Scranton, PA January 15, 1927 ~ October 28, 2016 Date of Service: October 30, 2016
Myer Alperin, 89, of Dedham, MA and formerly of Scranton, died Friday morning at home. He was preceded in death by his first wife, the former Joan Friedman in 1994, his second wife, the former Shirley Solomon Feibus in 2014, and his brothers Mitchell and Irwin Alperin
Born in Scranton, son of the late Louis and Bessie Wickner Alperin, he was locally educated and went on to obtain his bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He was the Chairman of Alperin Inc., now Astro Apparel, a company that owned and operated several apparel manufacturing facilities in Scranton including Gold Star Mfg., Triple A Trouser and Mayflower Mfg. He was a founding partner of NEPA Venture Capital, a Lehigh University based venture capital group that invested in many local start-up companies.
He is a lifetime member of the Board of Temple Hesed, and founding Board Member of Scranton Neighbors Inc, where he serves as Past President. He was a founding board member of the Scranton Lackawanna Labor Management Committee. He also served on many regional Board of Directors including Ben Franklin/Industrial Resource State Board, St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen, Jewish Family Services, Jewish Community Center, Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, Scranton Lackawanna Jewish Federation, Mercy Hospital, Allied Services, Keystone College, and the Northeast Pa. Philharmonic. He is a former Chairman of United Jewish Appeal and served actively supporting the United Way.
Myer was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humanities degree by Lehigh University and was a recipient of the Ben Franklin Entrepreneurial Advocate Award.
Surviving are his sons Jim and his wife Patty, Clarks Summit, Tom and his wife Marsha, Boston, grandchildren Rebecca, Michael and wife Lindsay, Andrew and fiancée Brittany, Jared and fiancée Robin, Scott, Kristin, and Lucas. He will be missed dearly by his sister in law Toni Alperin Goldberg and other family members.
The funeral will be Sunday at 11 a.m. in Temple Hesed, 1 Knox Rd., Scranton with services by Rabbi Daniel Swartz. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in Temple Hesed Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the home of Jim and Patty Alperin, 713 Glenburn Road, Clarks Summit on Sunday, 7-9 PM and Monday, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Shiva will also be observed on Wednesday 4PM – 8PM at Newbridge on the Charles, 5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, Massachusetts.
Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Hesed, Scranton, PA , Hebrew Senior Life, Boston, MA or a charity of the donor’s choosing.