May 21, 2020


Doris Lee (Kaufman) Shaiman, 88, of Riverdale, NY died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at home.


Born in Wyoming, PA, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Anna White Kaufman and was a graduate and valedictorian of Wyoming Area High School. Doris Lee was a bookkeeper and secretary, first at Triangle Shoe Company and then for many years at Goldberg Advertising in Wilkes-Barre.  More recently she worked as a secretary at Congregation Ohav Zedek synagogue.  Doris Lee retired and along with her husband moved to New York to be close to family.  She was a former member of Ohav Zedek, its sisterhood and the Jewish Community Center of Wyoming Valley.

In addition to her parents, Doris Lee was preceded in death by her loving husband, Jerome Shaiman; sisters, Hilda Beck Klein, Rebecca Schlesinger and Pearl Kaufman.

She is survived by her children, Fran and her husband, Steven Lesser of Columbus, OH; Susan and her husband, Mikael Kimelman of Pittsburgh; Joel Shaiman and his wife, Harriet of New York City; Sara Shaiman of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Bethany (Anthony), Natalie (Jordan) and William Lesser; Benjamin and David Kimelman and Aaron, Sydney and Benjamin Shaiman; great-granddaughter Gemma; and many nieces, nephews and grand-nieces and -nephews.

A private graveside funeral service will be conducted, Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Anshe Ahavas Achim Cemetery, West Pittston, with her son Rabbi Joel Shaiman officiating.


Donations may be made in Doris Lee’s memory to the Friedman Jewish Community Center (JCC of Wyoming Valley),  613 S. J. Strauss Lane, Kingston, PA 18704;  Phone:  (570) 824-4646 ;  Email:


The family welcomes visitors during shivah, to be held electronically at the following times:

Sunday, May 24   -  7 - 9 pm (services at 7 pm) 
Monday through Wednesday, May 25 - 27  -     10:30 am - 3:30 pm and 6:45 - 9:15 pm (services at 7 pm)
Thursday, May 28  -   9 - 10:30 am

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