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Arthur Kreinberg

Musician Arthur Kreinberg, a lifelong resident of Scranton, passed away peacefully at Abington Manor Nursing Home in Clarks Summit. Art was born in 1941, son of the late Arthur and Elizabeth Bessmer Kreinberg. He is survived by his sister, Sylvia Serpiello, Sellersville, PA, and nieces Dawn Freeman and Leigh Edelman.

He was a graduate of Scranton Central High School where he studied under the tutelage of band director, the late Patrick Marcinko II, and Wilkes College; he also attended Berklee College of Music.

Art toured with the Glenn Miller Band and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra. He performed locally with the Ferdie Bistocchi Orchestra, Gene Dempsey Orchestra, Northeastern Philharmonic, the Fran Burne Quartet, Doug Smith Jazz Quintet, Jim Buckley and Friends, the Tony Costa Trio, Julian Sparacino's improv groups, poet, Lucia Dailey, and Blues guitarist Jack Wargo. Art also performed with

internationally acclaimed jazz pianist Bob Degen, with whom he grew up in the South Side of Scranton. Art played trombone with the Scranton Philharmonic, once under the baton of legendary conductor Leopold Stokowski. He performed in concerts at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple with Johnny Mathis and Doc Severenson, leader of the Tonight Show Band. He played in the Scranton Recreational Band under the direction of Pat O'Hearn. He also taught music at North Scranton Junior High School.

Art played trombone, trumpet, and piano equally well. He was a gifted arranger who could write directly from his head to manuscript and he was blessed with perfect pitch. Art possessed a great off-beat sense of humor and published two volumes of his original cartoons. He shared his gifts in teaching and mentoring many local musicians, including Marko Marcinko and Tony Marino. He was a life-long member of The Scranton Local #120 of the American Federation of Musicians. He will be dearly missed by his many friends and fellow-musicians.

Funeral services will be privately held. A memorial service for Art will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are made by Kiesinger Funeral Services Inc. 255 McAlpine St. Duryea.

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Jan 14, 2021

Our family came to know and love Art when our Mom became a resident of Abington Manor. Everyday for over 10 years he was part of our lunch family, and every get together we had for our Mom. In spite of his physical limitations, he never lost his sense of humor, taste for good food, or zest for life. He was a special person, and I know he has them all dancing up in heaven! Rest In Peace, Art.

Sally, Virginia, Nan and the Family of Ann Kazmierczak


Jan 10, 2021

Art was a high school classmate and friend. Played in music teacher Pat O'Hearns dance band together. We recognized back then his unique talent. Happy to see he had exactly the career he wanted and obviously with total success. RIP Art.


Jan 09, 2021

Remembering Art, he had a

quirky humor, always fun to

be in his presence. An intuitive and sensitive man of great talent. May his love

of music be an inspiration .



Jan 08, 2021

Thanks for sharing your talent with all you played with throughout the years. You are and always will be an inspiration to musicians and people who’s lives you touched. RIP Art. Much love 💔💔🙏🏻🙏🏻😥😥

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