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Martin L. Greenberg

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GREENBERG Martin L. Greenberg, born December 16, 1931, died January 29, 2011. Marty was born in Columbus, OH to Benjamin and Bess Greenberg and was a lifelong resident of the city. He attended Bexley High School and was stationed with the Army in Salzburg, Austria. Marty was founder and owner of Able Builders Supply. A consummate lover of knowledge and the Arts, Marty was the longest-attending student in the history of The Ohio State University. He was enrolled at OSU continuously over the last 33 years, taking classes there as recently as last spring. Marty was preceded in death by his love and best friend, his wife Pauli, as well as siblings Reuven Greenberg and Miriam Kayne, sister-in-law Marilyn Greenberg and brother-in-law Harold Kayne. He is survived by his children, Sam (Marilyn), Ellen (Tom Schryver), Josh (Amy), Anna; grandchildren, Ben and Elyse Greenberg, Daniel Zabludovsky, Bess and Jake Greenberg (all of whom considered him the "World's Best Poppo"); girlfriend, Lois Ungar; brother, Rabbi David Greenberg, and sister-in-law, Julie Greenberg. Known over the years by the Columbus Arts community as an enthusiastic patron and supporter of artists, he and Pauli established the annual "Sculpture at Heritage Village" exhibition of visual and performance art. Marty always marched to the beat of his own drummer, and we will always remember him fondly as such. Funeral service will be held Monday, January 31, at 11 a.m. at the EPSTEIN MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 3232 East Main Street, with burial to follow at New Agudas Achim Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the Martin Greenberg home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are preferred to Flying Horse Farms, 225 Green Meadows Drive South, Suite A, Lewis Center, OH 43035 (flyinghorsefarms.org), the Leo Yassenoff Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209 (www.columbusjcc.org) or donor's favorite charity. An online guest book is available at www.epsteinmemorial.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 30, 2011
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