Joseph Weinberg

Joseph Weinberg

Joseph Weinberg of Savannah, Ga., formerly of Springfield, died July 10, 2012. Born in Warsaw, Poland, he moved to Brooklyn at the age of five and also lived in Newark and Hillside as well as in Pembroke Pines, Fla., and Rockville, Md., before moving to Savannah in 2010.

After World War II, Mr. Weinberg lived and worked in Brooklyn at a dairy product distributor. In 1950, he bought Hillmark Dairy — a Breakstone and Kraft cheese wholesale route in New Jersey — where he was a vice president in charge of their whole distribution network. He eventually sold Hillmark Dairy and began working for Friendship Foods, overseeing Metco Dairy, Friendship’s local NY wholesale distribution.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He was active in Hillside’s Sinai Congregation and the Erste Bershader KUV benevolent society. After moving to Springfield, he became active in Congregation Israel of Springfield. In Savannah, he was involved with Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob.

Surviving a heart attack at the age of 37, he was one of the early participants in the study of the effects of cholesterol and heart disease.

Predeceased by his wives, Miriam (Leiss) and Ruth (Harkavey), he is survived by two sons, Martin and Philip; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were held July 11 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Congregation Bnai Brith Jacob, 5444 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31405; Rambam Day School, 5111 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31405; or Torah Day School of Dallas, 6921 Frankford Rd., Dallas, TX 75252.

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