Morris Goldstein, 102, died Wednesday morning in the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Dorothy A. Dobrin, on Dec. 2, 2006.
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Son of the late Isaac and Sarah Paule Goldstein, Morris was born, raised and educated in Duryea and went on to serve in the U.S. Army during World War II as a decorated staff sergeant in the 80th Infantry Division 1st Battalion Headquarters Company in France, Rhineland, Ardennes and central Europe.
For many years he operated the Golden Nut Co. and retired to be the primary caregiver to his late wife. For the past several years, he assisted at Frank's Newsstand in downtown Scranton.
He was a hardworking, honest man who was dedicated to his family and his community. Morris was actively involved with numerous religious and charitable organizations. He was a member of Temple Israel of Scranton, the Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Home, as well as the Jewish War Veterans.
The family wishes to extend its gratitude to Dr. Mary Ann McDonald, Dr. Linda Barasse and Dr. Kishori Veerabhadrappa for their compassion and care.
Surviving are sons, Alan G. Goldstein of Clarks Summit; and attorney Richard Goldstein and wife, Lori, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; grandchildren, Iris Goldstein and Ross Goldstein; a sister, Esther Danto of Florida; a sister-in-law Mildred Davis of Scranton; nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
The funeral will be today at 1 p.m. in the Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home Inc., 318 E. Drinker St., Dunmore, with services by Rabbi Dovid Saks of the Jewish Heritage Connection and Cantor Vladimir Aronzon. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from noon until the time of service. Interment will follow in the Duryea section of the West Pittston Jewish Cemetery.
Friends will be received during shiva tonight from 7-9 p.m. at the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton. Shiva will continue to be observed in Cherry Hill, N.J., beginning tomorrow.
Memorial contributions in Morris' honor may be made to the Dobrin-Goldstein Fund, c/o the Jewish Home of Eastern Pa., 1101 Vine St., Scranton, 18510; to the Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine St, Scranton, PA 18509; to the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey, 1301 Springdale Rd., #200, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003; or to the donor's favorite charity.
To offer the family a condolence or for further information, please visit www.ScrantonJewishFunerals.com.
Carlucci Golden DeSantis Funeral Home
318 East Drinker Street Dunmore, PA 18512
Published in Scranton Times on Aug. 21, 2014