Albert Lee Greenberg, 89, originally from Glenville, Ga., passed away on January 31, 2015, in Atlanta.
Mr. Greenberg was a 32nd-degree Mason and a Shriner for over 40 years. He was also a volunteer fireman for the Hinesville Fire Department. Mr. Greenberg’s hobbies included volunteering, fishing, cards and the occasional dice game. He was the kindest, most wonderful man with the biggest heart. If you ever needed help, his answer was always yes. Mr. Greenberg started his working career as a butcher in his parent’s grocery store. During the war his father traded lumber for potbelly stoves with the government, and that morphed into the furniture business for the next 40 years. The family had two stores, one in Glenville and one in Hinesville. After Mr. Greenberg’s father passed away, they closed the store in Glenville. Mr. Greenberg wanted his children to have a Jewish education and social life, so he moved his family to Savannah. Mr. Greenberg kept the store in Hinesville, and he even added motorcycles in order to keep up with the need of the soldiers stationed at Fort Stewart. In the 1970s after the Army moved most of the soldiers to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, he closed the store and became a security guard until he was injured on the job and was forced to retire. Mr. Greenberg lived in Savannah until March 2007, when his wife of 57 years, Fay Karlip Greenberg, passed away, and he moved to Atlanta to live with his children.
Mr. Greenberg is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Pearl and Arthur Brown of Atlanta, and his son and daughter-in-law, Meyer and Marci Greenberg of Atlanta. He is also survived by four beautiful granddaughters, Rachel Ann Brown, Sarah Bess Brown, Gavriella Shoshana Greenberg and Devorah Elianna Greenberg, all of Atlanta. If you want to make a donation, please make it to the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice. Interment was at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah and was officiated by Rabbi Adam Starr of Young Israel of Toco Hills.