Jack M. Rabin, 61 of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania passed away November 13, 2006 at Community General Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg.
Jack was a scholar. He was a Professor of Public Administration at Penn State-Harrisburg and a member of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East.
He got his PhD at University of Georgia in Public administration. He authored and was an editor of numerous books and journals. Jack was the founder of SPAEF (Southern Public Administration Education Foundation.) He recently donated his collection of Civil rights photographs and documents to the Penn State University, which chronicled the development of the civil rights movement in the 1960’s.
He was the lay leader and president of Historic B’nai Jacob Synagogue in Middletown. He took pride in his collections of Judaica, F D Roosevelt and the Brooklyn Bridge. Surviving are his wife Sandra Rabin, two sons Daniel L Rabin, (wife Amy and granddaughter Ava), Scott J. Rabin, one brother, Philip B. Rabin and his wife Susan; three nephews, Ben Rabin, Joshua Rabin and Ben Whitney; his father in law, Charles Clar; brother in law, Richard Clar and his sister in law Sharon Whitney and her husband Don.
He is predeceased by his parents Saul and Etta Rabin, his mother-in-law Louise Clar and a nephew Lief Whitney. Graveside services were be held Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Lower Allen Township PA.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to B’nai Jacob Synagogue in care of Larry Kapenstein, 121 Shirley Drive, Middletown, Pa 17057, or The Arthritis Foundation, 3544 N Progress Avenue, Suite 204, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
May his memory be a blessing to us all.
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