Melvin W. Farkas

Melvin W. Farkas of Laflin and Delray Beach, Fla., died Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 10, 2013.

Born in Nanticoke, he was the son of the late Samuel and Fanny Mermelstein Farkas and was a graduate of Nanticoke High School and Wilkes College.

Mel served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was self-employed as a certified public accountant in Wilkes-Barre.

He was a member of Congregation Ohav Zedek, the former United Orthodox Synagogue, Temple Israel, the Jewish Community Center and other civic, religious and professional organizations.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Gloria Fierverker.

Mr. Farkas is survived by his wife, the former Irene Bynsky; daughters, Suzanne Collins and her husband, Dave, Charlotte, N.C.; Davida Kleinman and her husband, Dr. Michael Kleinman, Doylestown; and Mindy Eitan and her husband, Gil, Lake Worth, Fla.; five grandchildren, Jenna Collins, Joshua Collins, Mara Kleinman, Leah Kleinman and Molly Eitan; and close nieces and nephews, Martin Pezzner, Laurie Levin, Dr. Ira Goodman, Marsha Parker, Dr. Alan Fierverker and Caren Borochok.

A graveside funeral service will be held at noon Friday in Anshe Emes Cemetery, Plains Township, with Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky officiating.

Arrangements are by Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

Shiva will be observed at 25 Fairfield Drive, Laflin, from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, and noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of South Carolina, 225 S. Pleasantburg Drive, B8, Greenville, SC 29607,

For more information, 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 Dec. 11 to Dec. 12, 2013