In Remembrance of Yvette Jaffe Brauner

Yvette Jaffe Brauner

Yvette Jaffe Brauner

Clarks Summit, PA April 8, 1921 ~ December 8, 2013 Date of Service: December 9, 2013

Yvette Jaffe Brauner, 92, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Sunday morning at Elan Gardens, Clarks Summit. She was the wife of Albert Brauner, who died in 2006.

Daughter of the late Harry and Esther Weinberg Jaffe, she was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Lackawanna Business College. She was a life member of Temple Israel, where she was the recipient of its annual Phyllis Mardo Woman of Distinction Award for her involvement and commitment to the temple, was a member of Temple Israel Sisterhood and served as its treasurer for many years; she was awarded its Certificate of Honor for her community involvement.Her involvement in the Jewish community started as a teen when, as a volunteer, she taught kindergarten Sunday school at the former YMHA at Temple Israel. She also served as a den mother and Brownie leader and, after retirement from Penn Furniture and Designed Interiors in 1977, she and her late husband remained very active on numerous committees at Temple Israel. She was also a member of the Jewish Home Auxiliary, AMIT Women, Jewish Family Service and Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary. She was also a member of Hadassah and in 1976, received its Sarah Halprin Membership Award. In 1984, she was named Woman of the Year for Israel Bonds.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Berns and husband, Alan, Jamacia Plain, Mass.; and Susan Brauner and husband, Neal Weiss, Maplewood, N.J.; a son, Steven Brauner and wife, Eve, Canton, Mass.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, a sister, Annette Perlmutter and husband, Edward, Ithaca, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Jerome Jaffe.Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Dovid Saks. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.

Shiva will be observed at Elan Gardens, 465 Vernard Road, Clarks Summit, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9.Memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510; Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., Scranton, PA 18510; the Alzheimer's Association , 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or to the donor's favorite charity.



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dr. & mrs. joe schectman
Posts: 9
condolence- Brauner family
Reply #2 on : Sun December 15, 2013, 21:40:22
Dear Susan & Family,
We are sorry for your loss & that we were not able to honor your beloved Mother at the service. We have many good memories of Qincy Ave. of you & your fine family
May health & strength help in your difficult time.
Very best wishes from us.
John Brezack
Posts: 9
Re: In Remembrance of Yvette Jaffe Brauner
Reply #1 on : Tue December 10, 2013, 15:53:44
I was so saddened to hear of Yvette Brauner's passing. Her son, Steve, was one of my best friends growing up in Scranton. We spent many afternoons in their basement racing our model cars on their extensive track course. And Yvette would often bake cookies to force us to take a break from our dreams of Grand Prix championships. I also remember lazy summer days at their Lake WInola cottage, and more recent summer visits at a different lake near Sturbridge, MA. My deepest condolences go out to Steve, Barbara, Susie and the entire Brauner family from myself and the extended Brezack and Baine families.

John Brezack