Arnold Greenberg Surrounded by friends and family, San Francisco Administrative Law Judge, outdoorsman and world-traveler Arne Greenberg lived the kind of death he had wanted after a brief battle against prostate cancer. Greenberg, 83, died on Thursday as Hospice by the Bay gave him compassionate and pain free care. Born November 16, 1928, on Chicago's West Side, Arne graduated from Indiana University at 20 and Boalt Hall Law School at 25. He was an Air Force navigator and one the first happiest days of his life came after flying solo, at age 22, as announced in a telegram to his father. He practiced law in San Francisco and was a pioneer in arbitration and mediation, founding the nonprofit firm Dispute Resolution, Inc. He then served as an administrative law judge in the S.F. Office of Unemployment Appeals and held Associate and Adjunct professorships at the John F. Kennedy Law School and University of San Francisco School of Law. He also officiated at over 100 Bay Area weddings. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Fagan Greenberg, with whom he loved to sing. She fell in love with him after a few bars of About a Quarter to Eight and at his death bed she sang some of his favorite songs. He was immensely proud of his children, Michael Carey of Santa Monica, Mari Ettlinger of El Cerrito and Emily McGranaghan of Boston, and of his grandchildren Lucy Govers, Zel Carey and Maia and Sascha Ettlinger, and his son-in-law Marc Ettlinger and daughter-in-law Carolyn Govers. He is also survived by his sister, Barbara Hirsch, and many nieces and nephews. Contributions may be made to the Delancy Street Foundation and Hospice by the Bay. The funeral will be on 8/28/12 at 1:30 P.M. at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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Published in Marin Independent Journal on Aug. 26, 2012