Jaffe, Lillian Honick

July 14, 2004

LILLIAN HONICK JAFFE was born on November 20, 1919 in Baltimore, MD. She graduated from Goucher College with a B.A. in sociology and began a career as a social worker. In 1942 she married Sidney Jaffe and moved to Butler, Pennsylvania. While raising three children, she was very active in the community. Mrs. Jaffe was a member of the PTA at Bon Air School and the sisterhood of Congregation of B'nai Abraham. She served as president of the local chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women and enjoyed working with the American Field Service chapter at Butler High School. She hosted many foreign students during AFS summer bus tours. She loved theater and starred in many productions of the Butler Little Theater, as well as helping behind the scenes. In her mid-forties, Mrs. Jaffe went back to school at Slippery Rock State to earn her teaching certification. She then taught World History and Sociology at Butler High School for ten years. During this time she was voted best teacher by the student body and received the Golden Apple award. Mrs. Jaffe moved to Boca Raton, Florida with her husband for their retirement years. She took up tennis and enjoyed her twice weekly doubles game. She also volunteered at the local hospital. She was wonderful cook and loved to entertain their many friends. During their marriage, Mrs. Jaffe and her husband traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, Russia, China and Southeast Asia. They also participated in many Elderhostel programs both here and abroad. In her latter years, she moved to Gulf Breeze, Florida to be near her daughter. Mrs. Jaffe is survived by a sister, Ruth Oppenheimer, of Phoenix, Arizona, a brother, Dr. Henry Honick, of Baltimore, Maryland, two daughters, Judith Salganik of Chicago, Illinois and Barbara Mc Carren of Navarre, Florida, a son, Robert Jaffe of Atlanta, Georgia, and six grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, July 19, at 10:30 A.M. at Boca Raton Mausoleum, 451 SW 4th Avenue. Charitable contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Family Services, Inc., 3454 East Olive Road, Pensacola, Florida 32515 (phone: 866-478-7790) or the charity of your choice. Fairmount West Virginia passed away suddenly. He is survived by his mother and stepfather Barbara and Frank Ordak, father Leroy Jefferson Jr., five brothers and sisters Drena Grace, Edward Ordak, Rochelle Fowler, Mandy Jefferson and Jessica Shine. His wife Carolyn Jefferson, an uncle, Barry Ordak and his wife Charmaine, an aunt, Freda Poetzold, a grandmother Margaret Ordak and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at 6 P.M. on Friday, July 16 at Dundalk Assembly of God on German Hill Road.

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