Paul Rosenberg, Scranton, passed away July 11th at the age of 89. He was married to Margery Goldstein Rosenberg for 66 years.
Paul was born in Scranton, the youngest son of the late Daniel and Sara Propper Rosenberg. He graduated from Scranton Central High School in 1948 where he played varsity football and basketball. Paul received an academic scholarship to Dartmouth College and was an active and proud alumnus for his entire life.
Upon graduation, Paul became part of the Kaplan Furniture Company where he eventually became president, moving the store from downtown to Viewmont Heights. Kaplan Furniture remained at that site until it closed in 1995.
An avid athlete his entire life, Paul played racquetball at the JCC for more than fifty years and loved every day of it. He also had a regular foursome at Glen Oak Country Club where he was a member for 61 years. While at Glen Oak, he had several positions including Golf Chairman and President of Wave Oak.
Paul was also an active member of Temple Israel and the JCC. He served on the boards of several religious and local institutions. He was on the board of the Mid-Valley branch of Northeastern National Bank, which eventually became PNC Bank.
In 2004, Paul was diagnosed with colon/rectal cancer and not only survived, but invented a cleansing product, sold as Osti-Klenz, which changed his life, as well as those of many others suffering from the results of the same disease.
Paul was an exemplary human being, a devoted husband and father, and a mentor and moral compass to family and friends. He rarely took credit for his successes and believed “luck” played a role in everything he did.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Robert (Faye) Rosenberg, daughter, Jane (Arthur) Briskman, and grandchildren, Dr. Stacy Rosenberg (Dr. Gregory Weiner), David (Amanda Rosenberg), Rachel Briskman, and Miriam (Eli) Fleet, along with 4 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
Paul had two brothers who predeceased him, Attorney Sheldon Rosenberg and Harold Rosenberg.
The family would like to extend its love and appreciation to two exceptional caregivers, Ella Wilbur and Brandy Markle.
Family and friends are invited to his graveside funeral service today at noon in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore, by Rabbi Samuel Sandhaus and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be observed and masks are kindly asked to be worn.
Shiva will be privately observed due to the coronavirus.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, 18510; Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., Scranton, 18510; the Jewish Community Center, 601 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, 18510; or to any charity of the donor’s choice.
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