JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Rabbi and wife buried separately? Why #general

Howie Axelrod <highwind1@...>

My GGM was married to an Orthodox Rabbi who was a pillar of the
Scranton , PA religious community for 22 years. He died in 1931. His
wife of 35+ years was killed in an auto accident 7 years earlier in

In looking for gravestones, we have found only the wife (so far). She
is in her own grave, which surprised me.

What is the Orthodox practice of burial in such a situation? Is there
a religious reason for an Orthodox Rabbi and a wife that pre-deceased
him to be burried separately?

Note, the wife is buried near her grandchilden who pre-deceased her
diying at <1year and age 8 respectively.


~~~always looking for info on the Libowitz and Zupnick families of
Scranton Area, PA and the Axelrod family of Albany, NY)

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