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Gary Irwin Eisenberg

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Gary Irwin Eisenberg
September 12, 1942 ~ October 21, 2006

Monterey – Gary Irwin Eisenberg, 64, died on October 21. A native of Manhattan, New York, he has made his home in Monterey since 1993. Gary was a graduate of the RCA Institute of Technology in New York and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in the Signal Battalion Corp.
Years later he received the Radio Club of America Fellowship for outstanding performance in the field of communications.
Gary's enthusiasm for life was apparent in everything that he did. He was a ham radio operator and a pioneer in radio communications, who saw a need for greater
connection between police officers and fire fighters while performing their duties. He worked directly with the New York City Police and Fire Departments, building their communications systems. He then used these same skills to build bridges of communication for people in other venues. He worked on the production and coverage of the Bicentennial in New York and numerous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parades and July 4th events. Gary was very involved in the re-opening of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty following their renovations.
Locally, Gary was in charge of communications for such events as John Paul II's visit to the Peninsula in 1989, for many AT&T and First Tee activities and numerous other events held in and around the Monterey Peninsula. He was very involved volunteering and organizing thecommunications for the Classic Car Weekends every August. He founded the first Ferrari Club of Carmel where he was known fondly as the "Intergalactic Commander."
Gary is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mona; his son Paul and wife Becca of New York, New York; his mother Bernice Eisenberg of Encinitas, California; his sister Roni Gardinier and his niece Rachel Gardinier, both of Carlsbad, California.Memorial Services will be held at Congregation Beth Israel on Thursday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m. under the direction of the Paul Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, Gary's family suggests contributions to the donor's favorite charity.
Published in The Monterey Herald on Oct. 25, 2006
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