October 10, 1925 – January 16, 2020
recently of Brooksby Village in Peabody, formerly of Swampscott, entered into rest on 01/16/2020, at the age of 94. Dearly loved husband of Mildred Kagan Greenbaum. Loving father to Nina Gerber, John Greenbaum and Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson. Cherished grandfather of Alexis Sturmwind, Kathryn Greenbaum, Jane Gerber, Jacob Gerber, Charlotte Greenbaum and Ridley Kasson. And, tolerant great-grandfather of Avital, Shachar, Ya'ir and Liel. Close brother of the late Maurice Greenbaum and Irving Greenbaum. Dear son of the late Rose Greenbaum.
He was born and raised in Lynn Massachusetts and graduated from Lynn Classical High School, and Boston University. He met his wife, Mildred, after pulling her out of a snow drift at a skiing event for Jewish singles. They were married for 66 years. He and Mildred raised their children in Swampscott.
Herbert was true believer in life and health insurance and had a long, successful career in that industry. He was a long-time member of Temple Emanuel of Marblehead, where he was Bar Mitzvah at the age of 59. He claimed to be the first Bar Mitzvah "boy" who actually fit into his adult size suit. The Jewish Community Center of Lynn was a very important part of his young life and he remained an active member after its move to Marblehead. He enjoyed 4-mile walks and worked out well into his 90’s. He was also an avid reader and library goer, who loved spending time with his family and friends. A funeral service for will be held on Monday January 20, at 10:00 AM at Town of Swampscott Cemetery, 400 Essex St. Swampscott, MA
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in his memory to the Jewish Community Center of Marblehead, 4 Community Road, Marblehead, MA 01945 www.jccns.org
For more information or to register in the online guestbook, please visit www.stanetskyhymansonsalem.com.
- Graveside Funeral Service Monday, January 20, 2020
February 5, 2020
Hi Mrs. Greenbaum, Nina, John, and Lisa,
I didn't realize our beloved Herb (Mr. Greenbaum) had passed on until talking with my brother. What a great photo, and what a great obituary that really captures his spirit of fun and frolic, and the things that were important to him! I'm so glad he pulled you out of that snowbank so many years ago! I am also so thankful that you were our neighbors for all those years. What great neighbors you were and I learned SO MUCH from all of you! So here's to celebrating Herb and his long life that touched so many, and the memories that he, and all of you have forever etched on my soul.
All best, Libby Tisdell . (Harrisburg, PA)
January 21, 2020
Dear John, Nina and Lisa,
I am so sorry to learn that Herbie has died. My sister Liz just notified me. He was always a warm and funny guy who I looked forward to seeing over the years. So sad for your mom who is also such a dear. They were long time friends with my parents. I saw them last August at Clara's memorial. Herb was very proud of you kids and grandkids. I will always have sweet memories of him.
A funny story that Mildred may remember, when we accidently bumped into each other in Mexico City when I was with a group from college. We were at a museum when I saw them and spent the day with them as a result. So very sorry for your loss. Hugs to your mom.
January 20, 2020
My condolences to Mildred and her extended family. I will miss Herb and the many times we sat and talked at the pool during the winter months at the LeChateau Royal in Florida. He was a great story teller and I was a great listener. He was such a great inspiration. I will miss you Herb. Love ... Gary Dockray.