Robert "Bob" Baron of Scranton died Sunday in the Jewish Home, Scranton. He and his wife, the former Dolores "Dolly" Kornfield, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on March 18.
Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Maurice and Fannie Goldstein Baron. Bob was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School. Before retirement, he served as the loss prevention manager at the Kmart in Edwardsville and in earlier years he was employed as a food manager for the S.S. Kresge Co., in Passaic, N.J., Bridgeport, Conn., Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. He was a member of Beth Shalom Congregation, Scranton, and had served on its board for many years. He was a former member of the Odd Fellows, Scranton Lodge of Elks and Scranton JCC bowling league. He was a member of the National Holocaust Museum, Washington, D.C. For over 10 years, he delivered Kosher meals for Meals on Wheels for the Jewish Home.
Bob enjoyed raising tropical fish and golfing and was an avid fan of the New York Mets and the New York Giants and was a great supporter of the Humane Society. He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, who was a kind and gentle man who truly loved his family, especially his grandchildren and all mankind. He had a wonderful sense of humor and truly loved animals, especially his dog, Suzy. Bob will be missed by all those who were blessed to have known him.
Also surviving are two daughters, Melba Baron Cohen and husband, David, Shavertown; and Ronda Baron Neider and husband, Thomas, Eagleville; two grandchildren, Ben and Eve Neider; a sister, Betty Pachter, Long Island, N.Y.; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Sylvia "Toots" Spitzer; and two brothers, Melvin and Leonard Baron.
Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Yisroel Brotsky. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
Friends may call today from noon until time of service. Calling hours during the period of shiva will be observed in the Community Room of Webster Towers, 500 N. Webster Ave., Scranton, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday through Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9; and Friday, 2 to 4. Contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510; Beth Shalom Congregation, 1025 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510; Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 947 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411; or to the donor's favorite charity.
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