Claire Dubin, 99, a former resident of Scranton, died Sunday at Vi at Lakeside Village in Lantana, Florida. She was two months shy of 100 years of age. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Joseph M. Dubin, in 2004.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Abraham and Fannie Poller Rubinfeld, she attended Scranton Central High School and, upon graduation, went to work in Washington, D.C. during World War II. In 1945, she returned to Scranton due to her mother's illness, and began working at her father's delicatessen. Within several years, she and Joseph were married in 1947.
Claire had been a member in perpetuity of Temple Israel in Scranton and Temple Beth Tikvah in Florida, and additionally held membership with numerous organizations both locally and in Florida such as the Jewish Community Center, the United Jewish Appeal, the Jewish Home of Scranton and the Jewish Federation. She was also a supporter of Hadassah, the Brandeis School and the ORT.
Surviving are her daughter, Shelley Dubin, of Northborough, Mass.; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
She had also been preceded in death by daughters, Risa Dubin and Karen Dubin; and brother, Nat Roberts.
The funeral will be Sunday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Temple Israel, East Gibson Street and Monroe Avenue, Scranton, with services by Rabbi Miriam Spitzer and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. Interment will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery in Dunmore.
Friends may pay their respects from 1 p.m. until the time of service.
There will be no local shiva.
Contributions in Claire's memory may be made to the Jewish Federation of Northeast Pa., 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510; or the World Jewish Congress.