In Remembrance of Rose Appel
Rose AppelScranton, PA February 26, 1914 ~ September 7, 2013 Date of Service: Private
Rose Appel, 99, a resident of the Jewish Home died Saturday. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Appel.
A seventy-five year resident of Scranton, she was born in Philadelphia and lived in Exeter and Pittston prior to her marriage to Harry. A graduate of the Pittston School system, she managed the Silverman Dry Goods Store in Exeter and was a model for the Hollywood Shop of Wilkes-Barre. She and her husband operated the Silver-Belle Manufacturing Company, makers of ladies aprons. Her life as homemaker was balanced with volunteering. Her walls were covered with plaques from governors to cheerleaders. She played an active role in Meals on Wheels. She was president of the Prescott School PTA, a Girl Scout and Brownie leader and was active at the Jewish Home.
A member of Temple Israel, she was Vice-President of the Senior Citizens Activocy Council and a founder of TELESPOND. She and her husband started Friends of the Scranton Library, raised the funds to purchase the Bookmobile and added many items to the Children’s Library.
A founder of the N.E.P.A. Volunteer Ambulance Association, she and her husband started a second volunteer ambulance association. She took a leadership role in the Golden Age Club of the JCC, now known as the Senior Adult Club.
A 25 year member of RSVP, she was the first Jewish member of the Scranton Girl Scout Council.
She is survived by a daughter Sandra of Las Vegas; a son Richard of Peoria, Arizona; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons.
Interment will be private in the Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore. There will no local shiva.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., 18510.