2016-08-31 / Obituaries

Harold Isdaner; business leader mourned by many

Harold Isdaner, 89, of Delray Beach, FL and formerly of Cherry Hill, passed away on Aug. 14. He was a business leader remembered for his dedication to family and community.

“He was the patriarch of the Isdaner family. He was very wise and generous to the community,” recalled Les Cohen, Katz JCC executive director. “We have the privilege to have the Isdaner name on the JCC building in more than one place. This speaks to the kind of person Harold was,” he said.

“Harold Isdaner leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication to our community,” said Jewish Federation CEO Jennifer Dubrow Weiss. “His greatest legacy of his four sons and their families will continue to lead our community into the future,” she said, adding that his name will always be synonymous with the strength of the community and live on in all who benefit from the Federation and its agencies.

Mr. Isdaner grew up in West Philadelphia. Upon graduating West Philly High, he joined the Navy. After the Navy, he graduated from Temple University. In 1959, upon the passing of his father, Rueben, he became a commercial real estate broker. He eventually became the president of Rosenfeld, Inc., and led Rosenfeld to becoming a premier commercial real estate brokerage company in Southern New Jersey until he sold the business and retired to Florida in 1993.

He had a passion for Philly sports teams and loved sharing his life experiences with his boys. He moved to Delaire Country Club and enjoyed the golden years of his life. He made great friends who were at his side until the end. He had limited vision and was involved for years with The Foundation for Fighting Blindness. His impairment never stopped him from playing golf, which was always a passion. This was an inspiration to his family and friends. He did not let his disability impact how he chose to live his life. He made friends easily and was a great storyteller who enjoyed sharing his life with friends and all of his family.

He was the beloved husband of the late Elaine (nee Strauss), Sari (nee Leshner) and Eileen (nee Kell), and current companion of Judith Greenstone. Survived by four sons, Scott (Lynny), Marc (Dawnna), K.C. (Beth) and Dan (Marcy), 14 grandchildren, Remy (Deborah), Aly, Danee, Ross, Michael, Jennifer, Stephanie, Samantha (Ian), Corey, Nikki, Mia and Hallie, Dylan, and Tyler; two great-grandchildren, Harper and Ryan; and two step-daughters, Gigi and Jodi.

Contributions can be made to Foundation Fighting Blindness, 7168 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 100, Columbia, MD 21046. PLATT MEMORIAL CHAPELS, Inc. s

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