Dinoffer, Harold Zenith
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Apr. 5, 1921 - Jan. 4, 2014
Harold Zenith Dinoffer was a very kind, sensitive man and possessed a unique sense of humor. He was born in the Bronx, NY, attended City College of New York, later serving in the Air Force teaching airplane mechanics during WWII. Harold met Matty at 17 and they married on May 23, 1942.
Harold's life-long career in retail extended to owning several successful fine luggage and gift stores both in New York City and Savannah, GA. He enjoyed many sports and games throughout his life and, along with Matty, achieved Life Master Status in bridge. He was supportive of the Jewish communities in which he lived, particularly in Savannah, GA where he was an active member and volunteer of the third oldest synagogue in America.
After living for many years in White Plains, NY and Savannah, GA, Harold and Matty retired to Sarasota, FL in 2005. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary in 2013.
Harold is survived by his loving wife, Matty; three children, Barbara Artsay, Miriam Dinoffer, and Joseph Dinoffer; four grandchildren, John Chapman, Ellen Thurmond, Michelle Ellington, and Kalindi Dinoffer; two great-grandchildren, Cory Artsay and Samantha Thurmond; daughter-in-law, Monika Dinoffer; son-in-law, Bryce McCann; grandsons-in-law, Jay Thurmond and Ray Ellington; and feline family member, Natasha.
Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2014