Hannah Warshaw Margulies, 99, died at the Jewish Home on Tuesday surrounded by her loving family.
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Born in Pruzhany, Poland, Hannah then lived in New York City, where she married Herman Margulies. The couple lived in Detroit, Mich., Louisville, Ky., and Richmond, Va., before moving to Scranton in 1967. Herman, who was the executive director of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., died in 2012.
Hannah was multilingual from an early age. Fluent in many languages, she was a Hebrew teacher, and translated for the Joint Distribution Committee in NYC. As editor of the Louisville Jewish Post and Opinion, Hannah reported live on the Eichmann trial from Israel. She was a Life Member of Hadassah, active in the Jewish community, and sang in the Temple Israel choir. Hannah completed her BA in French and earned a master's degree in English literature from the University of Scranton while in her late 70s.
Hannah is survived by daughters, Hedva Marrell (Gary), Hanita Margulies Blair (Howard); son, Hayne Margulies, (Christine); grandchildren, Shana (Gabe) and Rachel Blair, Madeline and Gabrielle Margulies, Andrew Marrell; and great-granddaughter, Charlotte Blair Ham; nieces and great-nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband, Herman Margulies; parents, Rabbi Israel Baruch and Chaya Liebe Warshaw; brother, Isaiah Warshaw; and sister, Freida Hershkowitz.
Graveside services will be held today at 10 a.m. in Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore, by Cantor Vladimir Aronzon.
Friends will be received during shiva today from 2-7 p.m. at the Jewish Home, 1101 Vine St., Scranton.
Memorial contributions in Hannah's name may be made to Temple Israel, 918 E. Gibson St., 18510; or to the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., 18510.
Arrangements under the care of Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc.,
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street
Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on July 17, 2014