Seymour B. "Baca" Mendelssohn, 78, of Virginia Beach, Va., and formerly of Scranton, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2021, at Beth Sholom Village and Nursing Home. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Maxine Marcus Mendelssohn.
Born in the Bronx, N.Y., he is the son of the late Irving and Frieda Steinwasser Mendelssohn. Seymour attended Scranton Central High School and went on to attend the University of Scranton, where he graduated magna cum laude with his Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree in business administration. Before his retirement, he was first employed by the Government Accounting Office and then moved to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, working as a program analyst. Seymour was a member of Temple Hesed. Seymour was an Eagle Scout and little league baseball coach. He loved to collect shells in Sanibel Island and won a dance contest during the musical Grease as he danced with his wife, Maxine. Seymour loved Neil Diamond and was a stamp and coin collector. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
Seymour is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Gerry Mendelssohn; daughter and son-in-law, Rachel and Eric Anderson; and son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Jennifer Mendelssohn. Seymour is also survived by his four granddaughters, Courtney and Lindsey Anderson, and Gracie and Stella Mendelssohn.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Temple Hesed Cemetery, Dunmore, by Rabbi Daniel Swartz and Cantor Wendi Fried. All those attending are asked to follow current safety guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing.
Those family and friends unable to attend are invited to the funeral home's Facebook page where Seymour's funeral service can be viewed via livestream.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Beth Sholom Village for the excellent care they provided.
In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions in Seymour's name to the Alzheimer's Association.
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