Edward Lidz, formerly of Kingston, died Saturday evening, June 14, 2014 in Boston.
Ed was born on July 14, 1927, the son of Morris and Dora Lidz. As a teenager he served in the US Navy during World War II. After leaving the service, he graduated from Wilkes College and married Natalie Gelb, to whom he was married for 60 years. They had two sons: Curt David Lidz (deceased) and Dr. Joel Warren Lidz (Boston, Massachusetts). Ed worked many years in his family owned business, M. Lidz, Inc., and was a member of the Ohav Zedek synagogue until moving to Massachusetts in 2011.
He is also survived, in addition to his son, by brother Howard Lidz and his wife Carol (Philadelphia). Ed and Natalie enjoyed traveling, both on local excursions and to other countries, enjoying their cultures and sights. Ed was an active member of the Wyoming Valley Jewish Community Center and participated in The Mens Club's discussions of national and international affairs. Ed also enjoyed classical music and was a frequenter of the orchestral programs at the Wilkes-Barre Kirby Center and in Boston after moving to Massachusetts.
Funeral service will be conducted Monday morning, June 16, 2014, at 9:00 am at the Rosenberg Funeral Chapel, 348 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre with Rabbi Raphael Nemetsky officiating. Interment will be in Bnai Jacob Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre.