Arthur H. Jaffe
JAFFE: On Sunday, January 25, 2015, Arthur H. Jaffe, age 93, passed away peacefully at his residence in Delray Beach, Fla., after a short illness. Jaffe was a former resident of the City of Pittsburgh, and was preceded in death by his first Wife, Lois Silverstein Jaffe, and by his second wife, Mata Loevner Jaffe. Jaffe is survived by his children, Jeanne Jaffe, Philadelphia, Pa.; Jonathan Jaffe, San Francisco, Calif.; Joel Jaffe, Houston, Texas; and Julie Jaffe, Vashon Island, Wash. Jaffe is also survived by his stepson, Steven Loevner, Pittsburgh, Pa., and his stepdaughter, Peggy Sloane, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Jaffe was also preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, and is survived by his brother, Norman D. Jaffe, Pittsburgh, Pa. Jaffe was born in Butler, Pa., and had a varied and distinguished life after his graduation from Pennsylvania State University in 1942. He was an Infantry Captain in the United States Army and participated in the Battle of Europe after the landing at Normandy. He subsequently joined the Haganah, the Jewish Defense Force, from 1946 to 1948, engaged in the struggle for the establishment of the State of Israel. Jaffe was a partner in a family business, I.M. Jaffe & Sons, which operated retail stores in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan for 30 years. Upon his retirement, he became director of endowments for the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pa., and also became involved with the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. Upon his move to Florida, he became a founding director of the Community Foundation of South Palm Beach County. His last crowning achievement was the establishment of the Arthur & Mata Jaffe Center for Book Arts, at Florida Atlantic University, which was initially endowed with Jaffe’s collection. Funeral services are planned through Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Butler, Pa., on Friday, January 30, 2015, at 11:30 a.m., and followed by a graveside service at B’nai Abraham Congregation Cemetery, Butler, Pa.