Howard Rottman, 97, of Kingston, died Sunday, August 18, 2019, in the Wilkes Barre General Hospital.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, Jan. 12, 1922, he was the son of the late Harry and Mollie Spitz Rottman. He was a graduate of Myers High School and attended The Wharton School, at the Wilkes-Barre campus of the University of Pennsylvania. Howard served his country proudly in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II, stationed in Cairo, Egypt. He was the owner/operator of one of the last remaining apparel factories in the area, Wyoming Valley Garment Company located on Old River Road and in operation for over 40 years. Howard was a member and former President of Congregation Ohav Zedek, member of the Jewish Community Center and other civic and religious organizations.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Rose Smith Rottman who died in 2004; his beloved daughter, Nancy Rottman-Liebert in 2007 and sister Shirley Kipnes in 2018.
Howard is survived by his son, Fred S. Rottman and his wife, Vivienne of New York City; grandchildren, Harrison and Ian Rottman, Rachael Liebert-Schreger and her husband Jesse and Samuel Liebert; great grandson, Noah Liebert- Schreger and longtime partner, Jean Schiowitz.
Funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, Inc. 348 S. River St. Wilkes-Barre with Rabbi Dovid Kaplan officiating. Interment will be in Ohav Zedek Cemetery, Hanover Twp.
Shiva will be held on Wednesday August 21st at 663 Gibson Avenue, Kingston from 1-5pm.