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Official Obituary of

Jacob I. Nogi, Esquire

October 27, 1942 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Jacob I. Nogi, Esquire Obituary

Jacob I. Nogi, Esquire, of Clarks Summit, passed away on December 4, 2023.  Mr. Nogi was 81 years old.

Jack Nogi was born in Scranton on October 27, 1942.  He attended Scranton Central High School.  He earned his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1964 and his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967, proudly following in the Penn footsteps of his father Eugene Nogi with both degrees.  It gave Jack great pleasure as a father for his daughter Jennifer to do the same as a Penn undergrad decades later. 

For more than 50 years, Jack served his clients as a preeminent labor, trusts and estates and real estate attorney.  He built a successful practice over decades with long-time friends and partners at Nogi, Appleton, Weinberger & Wren, P.C.  Later in his career, he was passionate about his work helping establish the Robert H. Spitz Foundation and serving as an integral trustee.  In this role, Jack advocated for many local organizations, supporting numerous causes, while collaborating with the Scranton Area Foundation to maximize funding throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was his close personal relationships and intimate knowledge of the Scranton community that were most impactful.

In 1965, Jack married his elementary school sweetheart, Carol Dickstein Nogi. With Carol, Jack was active in philanthropic activities for decades with a special emphasis on Jewish causes, both locally and nationally, and his and his children’s academic institutions.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carol, his two children and their spouses, Dr. Jennifer Nogi (Dr. Adam Hirsch) and Eugene Nogi (Alison Nogi), and five grandchildren, Matthew Hirsch, Lexi Hirsch, Brett Nogi, Nicholas Nogi, and Alexander Nogi.

He was predeceased by his loving parents Eugene and Minnie Nogi. Jack cared for Minnie daily for over 30 years after his father’s passing as he did for many in his family. 

Jack took immense pleasure in his family, especially his grandchildren. He greatly enjoyed international travel with family, history, and sports, including attending every one of his son’s football and lacrosse games in high school and college, racking up many miles driving throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. He was also an unofficial travel agent and concierge to all as Northeastern Pennsylvania’s resident bon vivant providing the most detailed itineraries, obscure restaurant and sartorial references, whether in Throop or Tashkent.

Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 7 at Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis funeral home on 318 East Drinker Street, Dunmore, PA 18512. Family and friends may call from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. 

Interment to follow in the Dickson City Jewish Cemetery.

 The family will receive friends at the residence this Friday and Saturday from 2-4 p.m.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider supporting the Jewish Community Center of Scranton or the donor’s favorite charity.

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December 7, 2023

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512

Funeral Service
December 7, 2023

11:30 AM
Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512


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