Harry Samuel Dombek, 85, known to others as Rabbi, Sholeach (which means someone sent in Hebrew), Shemuel, or just Harry, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, at his home near Tunkhannock.
Harry was born in Wilkes-Barre, on Feb. 29, 1936, to Nicholas and Helen Dombek.
He attended Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre and graduated in 1954. Harry attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia.
In his late teens and early 20s, Harry participated in body building and actually was runner-up in a 'Mr. Anthracite' contest.
He worked in sales for a number of companies over the years, including Top Value Stamps, Prince Macaroni, various cemetery associations, and pharmaceutical giants Massengill and Purdue Frederick. Harry loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially in his earlier years. He still did some limited deer hunting until very recently.
Harry became a born-again Christian in 1958, and received the baptism of the Holy Spirit that same year. He has continued to be led by the Holy Spirit for more than 63 years.
To some degree or another, Harry was involved in ministry work much of his life, particularly in the past 40 years. When he discovered his Hebraic roots in the late 60s and early 70s, Harry referred to himself as a 'Hebrew Christian.' Later, that morphed into 'Messianic.' He touched innumerable people through his ministry.
As caretaker of Yahweh's Mount Zion Encampment, Harry's desire was to see the property become a thriving feast day site for Yahweh's (God's) people.
Harry was a strong-willed person who would always fight for causes he believed in. He was a loving father, grandfather, uncle, etc. and always greatly enjoyed spending time with his family. Those who spent time with Harry in recent years were familiar with his famous 'Mountain Buck' coffee.
Harry is survived by his sons: David (Kimberly) Dombek of Bellefonte, and Paul (Iris) Dombek of Ocala, Fla.; granddaughters: Rachel (Rory) Spangler of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Danielle Dombek of Seattle, Wash.; grandsons: Jim (Bonnie) Zardus, and Vince (Mary Beth) Zardus of the Wilkes-Barre area; only living sibling, Joseph Dombek of Kingston; plus numerous extended family members.
Harry was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark Dombek in 1984; wife, Almah Dombek in 2006; plus other siblings and extended family members.
A private graveside service was held on Thursday, Dec. 23, at Fern Knoll Burial Park in Dallas, with Pastor Rick Womer of the Tunkhannock Assembly of God Church presiding, and others present participating in the service.
A celebration of life for Harry will be held in the spring of 2022.
Arrangements and care entrusted to Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock.
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