Rhoda S Weinberg
April 23, 1931 – February 19, 2021
Rhoda Weinberg’s Obituary
On February 19, 2021, Sybil “Rhoda” Weinberg, Sarah Rachel Bas Zorach, devoted wife of the late Elliot Weinberg, proud mother of three, including the late Bernard Robert Weinberg and Michael Aaron Weinberg, grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of three, passed away peacefully at the age of 89 years old. Rhoda was born on April 23, 1931 in Washington, DC to Katherine Sabaroff and George S. Segal of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rhoda attended West Chester State Teachers for one year but wanted to get married as soon as she met Elliot.
She was a very proud and loyal democrat who loved to follow and talk politics with friends and family. She had a passion for volunteering at the polls. After 47 years of public service, she couldn’t be prouder seeing her “buddy Joe” elected as the 46th President of the United States, someone she knew on a personal level while living in the Philadelphia area. Rhoda also loved reading books, especially ones centered on history. Moreover, she was a writer – she was honored to write for the Willow Bend Whisperer, a neighborhood newspaper, upon moving to Florida with her husband Elliot in the late 1990’s.
Rhoda is survived by her loving children, Judy and Bernard Seban of West Palm Beach, Florida. Liliane Seban, her French sister will miss her friendship and love. She will be also sorely missed by her four grandchildren, Rebecca and George Seban of Saint Johns, Florida along with Nicole and Paul Johnson of Arnold, Maryland. Nicole and George lovingly referred to Rhoda as “Mom Mom” and always enjoyed going to Mom Mom’s house in the suburbs of Philadelphia during their school vacations. She will also be missed by her loving great-grandchildren - Elliot Seban, Stella Johnson, and Juliette Seban – and her great grand-dog Hershey, all whom adoringly referred to Rhoda as Great Mom Mom (GMM). The great-grandchildren especially loved visiting GMM and riding in her wheelchair. Rhoda loved her family beyond words and always made sure they knew they were loved.
In addition to politics, her children, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren, Rhoda loved watching football. You will never find a bigger Philadelphia Eagles fan! “Fly, Eagles, Fly” she would always exclaim. No matter the outcome of the games or seasons, she always enjoyed watching the team that
she identified as “her team”. Her loyalty was ultimately rewarded with a Super Bowl trophy several years ago, against her grandson George’s beloved New England Patriots whose quarterback Tom Brady earned her utmost respect even as he became a Tampa Bay Buccaneer.
Above all, Rhoda’s greatest quality was her care, concern, loyalty, wisdom and sense of humor. She will always be remembered for the wealth of knowledge she shared and the advice she gave to so many.
A private ceremony will be held for immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rhoda’s memory can be made to:
The Jewish Federation
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Monday, February 22, 2021