Esther B. Jacobs of Gateway Apartments, Edwardsville, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Aug. 13, 1913, in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Max and Fanny Brown.
Esther was educated in the Scranton schools, and was active with her husband, Louis Jacobs, in his plumbing business. She moved to Las Vegas in 1976 and was employed as class coordinator by Las Vegas Municipal Court Traffic School. She returned to Wilkes-Barre in 1998.
She was a life member of Ohav Zedek Synagogue, a member of Temple B'nai B'rith, and member and past treasurer of the Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary 212. Esther volunteered for the American Red Cross as a coordinator of blood drives and a member of its council. She also volunteered at Mercy and Wilkes-Barre General hospitals.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Louis, in 1971; sisters, Ann Mittleman, Mary Brown and Betty Herman; and her brother, Martin Brown.
She is survived by her son, Harvey Jacobs and his wife, Linda, Dallas; granddaughter, Kelly and her husband, Nicholas, and her great-grandson, Avery Steidl, Syracuse, N.Y.; grandson, Daniel Jacobs, Salt Lake City; nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family would like to give special thanks to Home Sweet Home Personal Care, owner Lucy Drapiewski, for her hands-on care, her assistant Pat, and the other fantastic personal caregivers, particularly Joan, Lynn, Jean, Sheila, Faye, Adrienne, her nurse Karen, and all others. We are also grateful to Art and everyone else at Patient Care for their dedication to her well-being. We also want to thank her primary physician, Dr. Scott and secretary, Joy. Everyone showed her love and compassion and we wish to express our heartfelt thanks.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Roger Lerner officiating.
Interment will be in Ohav Zedek Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Nemetsky officiating.
Shiva will be observed at Gateway Apartments, 735 A Deberly Drive, Edwardsville, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, and from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
In lieu of flowers and food, memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross, Temple B'nai B'rith, or a
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