1918-2014 GREAT BARRINGTON Irving Steinberg, of Great Barrington, passed away Tuesday, February 4, 2014 just short of his 96th birthday surrounded by his immediate family. Irving represented the last of his generation, being predeceased by two brothers, Louis and Herman, and two sisters, Ella and Alice. Born March 27, 1918, he was the son of Joseph Steinberg and Rose Scharf Steinberg. Irving grew up in Springfield, MA in the neighborhood of upper Carew Street. He graduated from Springfield Technical High School and then attended Bay Path Institute. After graduating he worked for the H. E. Shaw Company and then moved to Pittsfield, MA where he was employed at The New England Liquor Company. It was in Pittsfield where he met his future wife, Mildred Gans. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was inducted on May 8th 1941. After initial training at Camp Edwards on Cape Cod he was shipped off to Europe where he spent several months in both Scotland and England, and then went on to Oran, Algeria where he would spend most of his military time. He rose to the rank of Master Sergeant and was in charge of a medical supply warehouse in Oran, as part of the United States 7th Station Hospital. He also served in Livorno, Italy, again with the 7th Station Hospital. He was honorably discharged from the Army on May 13th 1945. After his discharge he moved to Great Barrington, where he went to work for his father in law, Max Gans, at the Gans Furniture and Appliance Company. In 1964 Mr. Steinberg bought the business which he operated successfully until he retired in 1988. He leaves behind three children Howard Steinberg, Larry Steinberg, and his wife Holly, a daughter Rasha Benigno and companion Timothy Schwartz, all of Great Barrington, 6 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mildred Dorothy Gans and a daughter Beth Suzanne. Funeral services will be private. Donations in memory of Irving Steinberg may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires through FINNERTY & STEVENS FUNERAL HOME, 426 Main St., Great Barrington, MA 01230. Remembrances may be sent to the family through www.finnertyandstevens.com Irving will be remembered as being a good and kind man, a supporter of his community, a successful and astute businessman, a dedicated husband, and a wonderful and supportive father. "Etiam in Morte, superset amor"
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Published in The Berkshire Eagle on Feb. 7, 2014