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OBITUARY

Norman Gershon Greenberg

January 2, 1925November 28, 2019

Norman Gershon Greenberg passed away peacefully on November 28, 2019 in Arlington, VA. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, on January 2, 1925, he was one of two sons of Leon and Fannie Lappen Greenberg. His brother Marvin Emanual predeceased him on October 30, 2013. After serving in the U.S. Army during World War II, Norman graduated from the State University of Iowa with a degree in mathematics, concentrating on actuarial science. As an actuary Norman came to the Washington area to work at the Pentagon, and later transferred to the Internal Revenue Service, retiring in 2005.

Survivors include Nancy Mullikin Greenberg, his wife of 51 years; a niece, Jordana Greenberg Catone, of Nashville, Tennessee; and two great nieces, Dana and Stefanie Catone, of Los Angeles, California. Inurnment and a memorial service will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

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David Williams

December 11, 2019

Nancy,
Ellen and I were so sorry to hear of Norman's passing. When I first joined the River Place South Board in 1990, Norman was very supportive and was something of a mentor to me. I enjoyed working with Norman and always found him to be a fierce ally. Without question, Norman was the best Board President that River Place South ever had.

We are so sorry for your loss.

LeLeng Isaacs

December 4, 2019

I am Larry Isaacs' wife, who worked with and for Norm at the IRS. I met Norm when I served on the ad hoc advisory committee for the education arm of the Smithsonian. Whenever the committee met, I would take the 5 o'clock AM train with Larry and wait in Larry's office until just before the 9 AM meetings. During those times, Norm would come by Larry's office and offer me muffins for breakfast. If I refused his offer, he would then come back with another treat. I will always remember Norm as a very kind, considerate, sweet. and generous man. He went out of his way to make me comfortable. I treasure those memories. I always felt Larry was so fortunate to work with Norm.

Jim Wolf

December 3, 2019

Nancy,

A mighty oak has fallen. I'll always treasure the memory of joining Norman for cigars, vodka martinis and such hearty fare as dry aged sirloins at the Capital Grille on Pennsylvania Avenue. But it was Norman's observations of the human comedy that were the juiciest part of any meal, including those he gleaned from his days presiding over the River Place South Housing Corp board. When we attended the funeral of another fellow RPS board member, Norman vouchsafed that he'd like to be carried out to the strains of three favorite songs: "I Did it My Way", "The Third Man Theme", and "I'm Glad you're Dead, You Old Rascal." Norman impishly had added that he half-hoped that his death notice would say something to the effect that "survivors of the deceased have requested that they not be identified." The world is a poorer place without Norman.

Sarah Dunn

December 2, 2019

Nancy, It was so nice to meet your Dear Norman at your 80th Birthday Party. My love & prayers are with you during this time.
Love
Sarah Dunn

Alice Lynch

December 2, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Norman for many years at the IRS. He was a kind man, always generous with his time and knowledge.
Alice Lynch

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