Obituary of William A. Jaffe
William A. "Bill" Jaffe, 83, of State College, died Wednesday, April 4, 2022, in Cathedral City, CA.
Born June 21, 1938, in Philipsburg, he was the son of the late Reuben and Freda Azen Jaffe. On February 12, 1967 he married Honora "Honey" F. Aronow, who preceded him in death on September 3, 2017.
He is survived by two children, Matthew H. Jaffe and his wife Kelly of Denver, CO, and Robin Jaffe Goebel and her husband Christopher of Annapolis, MD; one sister, Elaine Altschuler of Houston, TX; and three grandchildren, Samuel and Azen Jaffe, and Malcolm Goebel. He was preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Coploff on January 14, 2021.
Bill graduated from Philipsburg High School in 1956. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State University in 1960, and his master's degree in management from the University of Illinois in 1962. He served in the United States National Guard. He worked as a Management Consultant in business for 40 years before his retirement.
He was a member of Congregation Brit Shalom. He gave his time, talent, and treasure to support Penn State University.
Visitation will be 10-11 am, Thursday, April 14, 2022 at Congregation Brit Shalom, 620 E Hamilton Ave., State College. Funeral service will follow at 11 am, with Rabbi David Ostrich officiating.
Burial will be in Centre County Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Palmer Museum of Art, Jaffe Women's Volleyball Scholarship or Reuben Jaffe Memorial Journalism Scholarship through www.raise.psu.edu/jaffe.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of William Jaffe, please visit Tribute Store
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