OBITUARY

Rhoda Bernice Greenberg

September 21, 1928January 5, 2019

Greenberg, Rhoda Bernice (nee Schreiber), age 90 of South Setauket, NY passed away on Saturday, January 5, 2019. Raised in Inwood, NY, the only child of Nettie and Emanuel Schreiber, she attended New York University, where she met her future husband Daniel, and made a home in Islip, NY for almost 60 years. Recently, she lived at Jefferson's Ferry, a retirement community. For many years, she was a vibrant and active volunteer and director at many institutions, including the Bay Shore Jewish Center and the Suffolk Y JCC, where she served on the board of directors for over 25 years, including a term as president. Over the course of her life she worked as a bookkeeper, real estate agent and entrepreneur. She is fondly remembered by family and many friends as a curious, positive, witty person, an avid lover of the arts, a wonderful cook and a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother, and a loyal friend. Rhoda is survived by her beloved children Amy Gannon (Joseph) and Eric (Janet Hieshetter) as well as her loving grandchildren Evan, Susie, Will and Anna. Funeral services will be held at I.J. Morris, Dix Hills, NY on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with internment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Bay Shore, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Suffolk Y JCC, syjcc.org.

Services

  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Rhoda Bernice Greenberg

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David Fagelson

January 8, 2019

I can't remember a time when I didn't know Rhoda and Dan Greenberg. Whether it was sharing a cabana at Brightwaters and then Bayway beach clubs, sharing a pew at the Jewish Center or traveling to exotic hot spots like Atlantic City and Rosenbergs in the Catskills, they were always around. Rhoda was always a happy presence in my life. Whenever I saw her and Dan it almost always meant laughter and smiling for myself and my whole family. The friendship between them and my parents, Fred and Rosalie, is imprinted on my mind and has been my own template for adult friendships. I want to celebrate both of them for lives well lived and thank them for their impact on my life.

Daniel Silver

January 8, 2019

I first met Rhoda when her son Eric and I became fast friends at Northwestern during our first year of college. Eric and I had a lot in common, and that included a strong sense of support, celebration and love in our family of origin. When I met his parents during that first year, it confirmed we had all that and more in common: We actually got along and liked being with our parents. Rhoda was funny, bright, engaging, and along with Dan made me feel like I was with extended loving family. Call it "parents on loan" (when my folks were not around!). My life is so very much richer for having known her, and now I send my condolences to her children and their children, and of course all her loved ones. Daniel Silver

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY