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Marvin B. Rappaport

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