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Jack J. Kushner

Jack J. Kushner
Jack J. Kushner, 86, of Allentown, died on Saturday, January 25, 2014, in his home. He was the husband of Ferne (Rodale) Kushner. The couple celebrated 62 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Robert and Gertrude Kushner. He was an active member of Congregation Keneseth Israel in Allentown, where he was a member of the Board of Trustees. He was a graduate of Penn State University, Class of 1950 and was an Army Veteran serving during World War II. Jack began his career at Rodale Manufacturing and later became the Vice-President and Co-Owner of Allen Electric Co. Later in his career, he and his son David owned franchises of the Sylvan Learning Centers until his retirement. He was a Past President of the Jewish Family Service of the Lehigh Valley and was the General Chairman of Israel Bond Drive in 1970. Survivors: Wife; Children, JoAnne Abrams (Robert), David Kushner, and Leila Covrigaru (Arie); Sister, Sunya Schulman; and Grandchildren, Kori (Taryn), Barr and Avi. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Kathy. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Congregation Keneseth Israel, 2227 W. Chew Street, Allentown, PA. Interment in Keneseth Israel Cemetery, Allentown. Shiva will be observed on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Kushner residence. Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Allentown. Contributions: may be made to Congregation Keneseth Israel, 18104.
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Published in Morning Call on Jan. 26, 2014
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