Yvette Jaffe Brauner, 92, a lifelong resident of Scranton, died Sunday morning at Elan Gardens, Clarks Summit. She was the wife of Albert Brauner, who died in 2006.
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Daughter of the late Harry and Esther Weinberg Jaffe, she was a graduate of Scranton Central High School and Lackawanna Business College. She was a life member of Temple Israel, where she was the recipient of its annual Phyllis Mardo Woman of Distinction Award for her involvement and commitment to the temple, was a member of Temple Israel Sisterhood and served as its treasurer for many years; she was awarded its Certificate of Honor for her community involvement.
Her involvement in the Jewish community started as a teen when, as a volunteer, she taught kindergarten Sunday school at the former YMHA at Temple Israel. She also served as a den mother and Brownie leader and, after retirement from Penn Furniture and Designed Interiors in 1977, she and her late husband remained very active on numerous committees at Temple Israel. She was also a member of the Jewish Home Auxiliary, AMIT Women, Jewish Family Service and Jewish War Veterans Auxiliary. She was also a member of Hadassah and in 1976, received its Sarah Halprin Membership Award. In 1984, she was named Woman of the Year for Israel Bonds.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Berns and husband, Alan, Jamacia Plain, Mass.; and Susan Brauner and husband, Neal Weiss, Maplewood, N.J.; a son, Steven Brauner and wife, Eve, Canton, Mass.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, a sister, Annette Perlmutter and husband, Edward, Ithaca, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arthur and Jerome Jaffe.
Funeral services will be today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, by Rabbi Dovid Saks. Interment in Dalton Jewish Cemetery.
Shiva will be observed at Elan Gardens, 465 Vernard Road, Clarks Summit, today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9.
Memorial contributions may be made to Commonwealth Hospice of NEPA, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, PA 18510; Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., Scranton, PA 18510; the
, 57 N. Franklin St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701; or to the donor's favorite charity.
To offer an online condolence, visit www.Scranton JewishFunerals.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Dec. 9, 2013