In Remembrance of Rose Appel

Rose Appel

Rose Appel

Scranton, PA February 26, 1914 ~ September 7, 2013 Date of Service: Private





Rose Appel, 99, a resident of the Jewish Home died Saturday.  She was preceded in death by her husband Harry Appel.

A seventy-five year resident of Scranton, she was born in Philadelphia and lived in Exeter and Pittston prior to her marriage to Harry.  A graduate of the Pittston School system, she managed the Silverman Dry Goods Store in Exeter and was a model for the Hollywood Shop of Wilkes-Barre.  She and her husband operated the Silver-Belle Manufacturing Company, makers of ladies aprons. Her life as homemaker was balanced with volunteering.  Her walls were covered with plaques from governors to cheerleaders.  She played an active role in Meals on Wheels.  She was president of the Prescott School PTA, a Girl Scout and Brownie leader and was active at the Jewish Home.

A member of Temple Israel, she was Vice-President of the Senior Citizens Activocy Council and a founder of TELESPOND.  She and her husband started Friends of the Scranton Library, raised the funds to purchase the Bookmobile and added many items to the Children’s Library.

A founder of the N.E.P.A. Volunteer Ambulance Association, she and her husband started a second volunteer ambulance association.  She took a leadership role in the Golden Age Club of the JCC, now known as the Senior Adult Club.

A 25 year member of RSVP, she was the first Jewish member of the Scranton Girl Scout Council. 

She is survived by a daughter Sandra of Las Vegas; a son Richard of Peoria, Arizona; four grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

Interment will be private in the Temple Israel Cemetery, Dunmore.  There will no local shiva.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., 18510.



 

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Marie & Barry Howard & Family
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With deep sorrow
Reply #5 on : Tue October 22, 2013, 15:17:42
I and my whole family have fond memories of Aunt Rose. Starting out on Taylor Avenue where she entertained as if you were a guest at the finest hotel to the jokes uncle Harry would tell and of all his life experiences. We will always remember Aunt Rose and she will be in our hearts forever, a finer person I will never meet.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire family and my wish is that we can all live to be 99 years old as long as it is in good health and happiness.
kathryn foley
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rose appel
Reply #4 on : Tue September 17, 2013, 18:25:02
I was so sad to read of Roses passing. It was a joy to read about all of her accomplishments in this lifetime-it seems it was a life well spent-I felt proud to think I knew her-and a little sad that I did not hear her story before-she was always very kind to me and often invited me to sit on the porch swing with her-I fondly remember that she would raise the side window,when we were on our porch watching your TV through the window, so we could also hear it-funny the things we remember-it must be the kindness that lasts forever. I hope you are all well and I will keep you in my prayers at this tender time. Fondly your neighbor Karen(Kathryn) Harper Foley
Melvin Spatt
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Rose Appel
Reply #3 on : Mon September 16, 2013, 20:20:12
Dear Richard & Sandy, My sincerest condolences on the passing of your wonderful mom. She was very nice to me when I was in high school with Richie.
Sandy, I knew you and Carl, and I knew your mom through you also. She was a wonderful, intelligent and caring person. You all can have fond memories because of who she was and how she interacted with all of us.


Sincerely, Melvin Spatt
Carol Tarr Jenkins
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Condolences
Reply #2 on : Mon September 09, 2013, 14:13:23
Richie,I don't know if you remember me from grade school but I saw your mother's obituary in the newspaper and just wanted to convey my sympathies to you at this time. I'm sorry for your loss.
Carol Tarr Jenkins
LOUIS KAHANOWITZ
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ROSE APPEL
Reply #1 on : Mon September 09, 2013, 06:44:45
SANDY AND RICHIE, MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES ON THE LOSS OF YOUR MOTHER. SHE HELPED INFLUENCE MY LIFE WHILE I WAS GROWING UP. SHE WAS A GREAT LADY OF IMPECCABLE CHARACTER. YOU WERE FORTUNATE IN HAVING HER FOR SUCH A LONG TIME.

LOU KAHANOWITZ