November 22, 1935 – May 1, 2021
Gary Weintraub, formerly of Sharon, Massachusetts, entered into rest on May 1, 2021 at the age of 85.
Beloved husband of Judith A. (Kintzer) Weintraub. Devoted father of Steven Weintraub and Sara Weintraub and her late husband Joshua Selle. Cherished grandfather of Parker, Gigi, Hudson, and Ruby.
Gary was born in Berlin, Germany in 1935. When he was three, Gary and his family (including his mother, aunt, uncle, and grandparents) were forced to flee and ended up traveling for over a year to find a country that would take them in. Eventually, they ended up in Shanghai, China and while they thought they were safe, they soon found themselves in a camp during World War II for many years. When they were released in 1948, he had lost both grandparents, but the remaining family traveled to America and settled in New York.
As time went on, Gary discovered a talent for designing and got into the costume jewelry business. At first he designed for other people, but eventually found a way to open his own business, which is now run by his daughter.
Gary cherished his family, friends, spending time in his garden, and traveling. He also loved all the New England sports teams (especially the Patriots) and being a doting grandfather.
He will be greatly missed.
Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, May 4th at 11am at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, MA 02067. Livestream of the services will begin at around 11:15 and is best viewed on the Chrome browser: https://distantlink.com/StanetskyCanton.html
Shiva will be private.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Gary's memory may be donated to the Holocaust Memorial Fund at Temple Sinai at www.temple-sinai.com or an organization supporting people with diabetes.
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
May 4, 2021
Sara, Kids and the entire Weintrtraub Family, I am deeply sorry to have learned of your father, grandfathers passing. He sounds like he was such a renowned, well spoken, heartfelt gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you Sara and the Kids as always, now and forever.
May 4, 2021
Sara and I became friends very early, maybe tiny tots nursery school? Gary was the best dad, and most generous person ever. Always insisting I sleep over, which of course was even more exciting on a school night, he wouldn’t take no for an answer. He loved his kids beyond measure and treated their friends the same❤️His green thumb was beyond anything I’ve seen. I remember him working late into the night designing in his downstairs office.... he was such a hard worker. I’m so sorry for your loss, Sara, Steven, and Judy. What a life well lived!
Camille and Jim Barron
May 3, 2021
We knew this time would come, but Gary kept going, beating the odds until he was ready. It’s been a joy to know him, and we’ve shared many good times with you both.
May your loving memories sustain you during this difficult time for you and your family.
Camille and Jim
May 2, 2021
Dear Judy, Steven, Sara, Hudson, Ruby, Gigi, and Parker, I first met your loved one when Uncle Robert introduced me to the family for the first time. It was in 1966 and I admit I was very nervous. The brothers were multi-linguel and all I knew was English. OY VEH! I guess I passed as Rob and I were married for 27 years that ended with the passing of Robert in 1994. The in-law word when describing family, etc. I never liked. Gary -big Brother - winked at Robert over and over again and approved and served as Robert's best man. Though miles separated our families - New York, Ma., New Jersey, and California, we never missed a beat in communication - and lovingly, closer since 1994. Gary skirted passing many times but this time he was tired. With Steven getting there on a red eye and the rest of the family present, Gary closed his eyes. Naomi and I are in LA and Sam and Melissa are in North Carolina and cannot attend in person but our hearts will be there. Love, Faith