Remembering Florence Gilman

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November 22, 2019

Florence Gilman, 85, of Scranton and a resident of the Jewish Home of Eastern Pennsylvania, died Friday morning. She was the wife of the late Irving Gilman who died in 2016.

Born in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Isadore and Rose Green Ackerman. She was a graduate of Olyphant High School and attended Lackawanna Business School. She worked as a bookkeeper most notably with the Scranton Lackawanna Human Development Agency. She was a member of Temple Israel in Dunmore and loved playing Mah-Jongg as much as possible with all of her friends.

Surviving are three sons, Keith Gilman, South Abington Township, Scott Gilman and his wife Megan, Myrtle Beach, SC, and Todd Gilman and his wife Maxine, Lutz, FL, a sister, Esther Popkin, Boyton Beach, FL, six grandchildren, Amy, Larry, Abby, Emma, Jack, and Sarah Gilman, a niece and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Morris “Moishe” Ackerman.

The funeral will be Tuesday at 11AM graveside in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery with services by Rabbi Mordechai Fine. 

Shiva will be observed at her son Keith’s home 917 N. Longwood Drive in South Abington Township Tuesday 4pm-8pm.

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