In Loving Memory of Murray Jacobson

Murray Jacobson

Murray Jacobson

West Palm Beach. FL and Moosic, PA October 13, 1932 ~ February 7, 2018 Date of Service: February 11, 2018

Murray Jacobson, West Palm Beach, Fla., and Moosic, died peacefully Wednesday at his home in Moosic. He was preceded in death by his wife of 43 years, the former Barbara Pesarchik, in 2013.

Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Henry and Ida Levy Jacobson. He was a 1950 graduate of Scranton Central High School and received his B.A. in commerce and business from the Pennsylvania State University. He also received his teacher's certificate from the New Jersey State College.

An Army veteran, he served overseas in the Panama Canal Zone and received a certificate of recognition to our country during the period of the Cold War.

He was the president and manager of General Auto Parts Inc., Scranton, and was a member of the Scranton Automotive Jobber's Association, which annually donated to St. Joseph's Center. He was also employed by the Scranton-Lackawanna Human Development Agency as a veteran work placement specialist. Before retirement, he was employed by the state of Pennsylvania as a case worker for the Department of Public Welfare in the Scranton office.

A member of Temple Hesed, Scranton, he served on its board as financial chairman and as treasurer. He was also a member of the Scranton Lodge of Fraternal Elks, B'nai B'rith, Scranton Jewish Community Center, the Jewish War Veterans, the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, Scranton Retirees' Club, and served on the board of Glenmaura Commons. He was a life member of National Tay Sachs and Allied Diseases, life member of Phi Sigma Delta, and volunteered over 1,000 hours at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center in the Open Heart ICU.

He was an avid collegiate and pro sports fan whose interest spanned wrestling, college football and baseball. He was a steadfast and loyal PSU fan and enjoyed many outings both to Penn State and many bowl games. He always remained a true blue St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Murray loved taking a "spin" through Scranton, which always included a ride around Nay Aug Park. He enjoyed walking, music, dancing, swimming and cards. He took pride in teaching his children and grandchildren poker and blackjack. He will always be remembered as a kind and humble man who had many friends and many stories. He was a wise, patient and wonderful son, brother, husband, father and uncle who gave his all to his family.

Surviving are a son, Jeffrey M. Jacobson, Scranton; a daughter, Bonnie S. Jacobson Davis and husband, Barry, Portland, Ore.; grandchildren, Zachary M. Jacobson, Scranton; Jeremy and Jordan Davis, Portland, Ore.; sister-in-law, Avigail Jacobson, Allentown; and many cherished cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Adam Wilson Davis, and a brother, Phillip Jacobson.

The funeral will be held Sunday at 10 a.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Daniel Swartz. Interment in Temple Hesed Cemetery, Dunmore.

Friends may call Sunday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.

A period of shiva will be observed at the family residence, 704 Ohenry Close, Moosic, Sunday from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m.

Contributions in Murray's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 712 S. Keyser Ave., Taylor, 18517 or to the Jewish Home, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, 18510.

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