Marvin B. Rappaport

Marvin B. Rappaport of Kingston died Thursday evening, May 23, 2013, in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital, with his loving wife by his side.

Born in York, he was the son of the late Paul R. and Bertha Wolf Rappaport and was a graduate of Swoyersville High School and Temple University School of Pharmacy.

Marvin owned and operated Jacobson Pharmacy, Kingston, for 33 years and was a member of Ahavas Achim Synagogue; Temple Israel Synagogue, Wilkes-Barre; the Jewish Community Center, where he was an avid bowler for many years; past president of Temple Israel School Board; and was a member of Kingston Council for 24 years. He enjoyed baseball and was a loyal Cleveland Indians fan.

Marvin is survived by his wife, the former Barbara Frank; daughters, Lisa Jacobs and her husband, Mark, Harrisburg; Sharyn Jones and her husband, Jason, Allentown; and Abby Spotts and her husband, Paul, Harrisburg; grandchildren, Nate, Maddie, Ryan, Eli, Jonah, Ally and Lexi; brother, Harvey Rappaport and his wife, Anne, Kingston; and one niece.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Sunday at Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Cantor Ahron Abraham officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery.

Shiva will be observed from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at their home in Kingston.

For additional information, or to send the family condolences, visit the funeral home website at

Funeral Home

Rosenberg Funeral Chapel - Wilkes Barre
348 S. River St  Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-1210

Published in Citizens' Voice from May 24 to May 25, 2013