Jean B. Haas, 81, Scranton died early Thursday morning in The Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania in Scranton where she resided the last three years. She was the wife of the late Eric Haas who died in 2007.
Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Aaron and Olive Wardell Goodman, was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and attended Syracuse University. Jean was a past member of Temple Israel in Scranton and a member of its sisterhood. Prior to retirement, she was employed at Arley Wholesale in Scranton.
Jean was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, enjoyed gardening and was an avid Mahjong card player with her friends. Her friendships were vast as she was an extremely giving, loving, nurturing, and generous person who would provide much needed advice to her family and friends. She was truly an outstanding and sweet person.
Her family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at both the Jewish Home and Allied Hospice for the care and compassion provided to Jean during her stay.
Surviving is a daughter, Susan Mancus, Scranton, two sons, Jeffrey, Seattle Washington and Daniel and his wife Heather, Wilmington, DE, eight grandchildren, Oliver Haas, Jake Baker, Halen Erdman, Abigail, Emily, and Aaron Mancus, and Ann and Elizabeth Haas, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother Ward Goodman.
The funeral will be Sunday at 1PM in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc. 318 East Drinker Street in Dunmore with services by Rabbi Yaakov Bilus. Interment will take place in Temple Israel Cemetery in Dunmore. Friends will be received at the funeral home from 12pm until the time of service.
Shiva will be observed at the Jewish Community Center in Scranton on Sunday from 3PM-7PM and on Monday from 1PM-5PM.
Donations in Jean’s name may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510.