Lorraine "Lorry" Lesavoy Weisberger, 79, of Kingston died peacefully Saturday, March 8, 2014, surrounded by her family. Lorry, as she was affectionately known, was the wife of the late Marvin Weisberger and the ex-wife of the late Jack Lesavoy.
She was the daughter of Florence Forstate Lee Rose and Arthur Lee and subsequently the adopted daughter of Joseph Rose. Born on Aug. 8, 1934, Lorry grew up in St. Albans, N.Y. She was awarded her B.S. in social work from Cedar Crest College and her master's degree in certified rehabilitation counseling from the University of Scranton.
She was the former executive director of Haven House, an outpatient mental health clinic in Allentown, for more than 14 years before relocating to Kingston where she continued her social work as executive director of the Counseling and Consultation Center. Lorry relocated to Allentown in 1955.
Prior to her arrival in Allentown, she was a model and actress in New York. She was involved with fundraising and other endeavors at the Allentown and Wilkes-Barre Jewish Community Centers, Wilkes-Barre Jewish Family Service and her beloved synagogue, Temple Israel of Wilkes-Barre.
In her later years, she enjoyed painting, reading and watching Law and Order reruns. Lorry was best known for her directedness of opinion, wittiness and great beauty. Lorry's sense of humor and ability to "get to the point" will be missed by her loving family and circle of friends.
Survivors are children, Arthur Lesavoy, San Antonio, Texas; Lynda (Stuart) Lesavoy Krawitz, Allentown: grandchildren, Jamie Lesavoy, Beverly Hills, Calif., Joseph Lesavoy, Boca Raton, Fla.; and Joshua Krawitz, New York City; sisters, Sheila Rose, San Diego, Calif.; Janet Helfand, Cocoa Beach, Fla.; brother, Jerry Rose, Stamford, Conn.
Funeral services will be conducted at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, at 11 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2014, with Cantor Ahron Abraham officiating, followed by interment in Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville.
Shiva will be held in Allentown.
In lieu of flowers, please direct your donations to: Temple Israel, Feed the Homeless Fund, 236 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
For more information, visit www.rosenbergfuneralchapel.com