Albert and Ann Margolies were life long residents of Scranton and outstanding humanitarians. Often described as giants in the realm of kindness and understanding, their work touched many lives each day.
Al was a Board member and President of Jewish Family Services from 1951-1954. As well as being a prominent man in the insurance industry Al was largely responsible for the current building on Jefferson Avenue having served as co-chairman of the Building Committee. He was present at its construction site on a daily basis. Al is an honory life member of the JCC Board of Directors
Ann was a renowned artist. Besides being an accomplished pianist she was a remarkable artist whose created sculptures in wood, stone, marble and bronze. Her works were exhibited in private collections in North Carolina, Vermont, New York, and Pennsylvania. Ann was the recipient of the Red Cross Mary Benjamin award for her many hours of volunteering.
Both Al and Ann were well known in the field of the arts and active in the Wilkes – Sordoni Art Gallery and Everhart Museum of Scranton.
A Tree of Life was established by their daughter, Bernice Margolis Dinner, in loving memory of her parents, and hangs in the Jewish Community Center. The Margolies Fitness Center, was also established by their daughter, and is a tribute to their devotion to the community. The Margolies Charitable Trust is a lasting legacy in their memory. Jewish Family Service is a proud recipient of funds from the Margolies Charitable Trust which allows us to better serve those that we help each and every day.