Gertrude Turoff Zachar Brown

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SCRANTON — Gertrude Turoff Zachar Brown, 88, of Scranton, formerly of Wilkes-Barre and Florida, died Saturday morning, Feb. 8, 2014, in the Jewish Home of Northeastern PA.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late David and Rose Stern Turoff and was a graduate of GAR High School.

Prior to retiring, she was a bookkeeper for various businesses. Gertrude was a member of Temple Israel Synagogue, the Jewish Community Center and other civic and religious organizations.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Michael Zachar; second husband, Manny Brown; and sister, Bernice Popkin.

Gertrude is survived by her sons, Richard Zachar and his wife, Cathy, Kingston; Joel Zachar and his wife, Eileen, Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, Michele Sirkin and her husband, Jeffrey; Deborah Zachar and her fiance, Andrew; Michael Zachar and his wife, Lacey, and Brittany Zachar; and two nephews.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday from the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel Inc., 348 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, with Rabbi Larry Kaplan officiating. Interment will follow in Temple Israel Cemetery, Swoyersville. Shiva will be observed 7 to 9 p.m. Monday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 214 Butler St., Kingston.

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Rosenberg Funeral Chapel - Wilkes Barre
348 S. River St  Wilkes Barre, PA 18702
(570) 822-1210
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Published in Times Leader from Feb. 9 to Feb. 10, 2014