Elinor Greenberg of Sarasota, FL, passed away on Aug. 9 at age 86. She was interred in Haym Salomon Memorial Park in suburban Philadelphia, PA.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard “Bernie” Greenberg and her parents,Isadore and Dena Struletz.
She is survived by her two sons, Howard of Ewing, NJ and Joel of Austin, TX; grandchildren: Jacob and Eliza; sister, Ina Moore of Atlanta, GA; nieces, Jennifer and Rachel; great-niece, Lailah, and many cousins.
A native Georgian, she met her future husband on a blind date during the Korean War when Bernie was at Officers Candidate School in Columbus, GA. A homemaker and amateur artist, Elinor bequeathed her appreciation of culture to her sons and nieces along with her grandmother Rebecca’s (Mamabecca to Howard and Joel) famously-regarded mandel bread recipe. She was active in Temple Emanu-El – where her mandel bread was highly prized – and she volunteered at the Kobernick House on the Aviva Campus. She became a dog lover late in life when she rescued a Shih Tzu. Honey and Elinor were “wedded at the paw” till Honey’s trip across the Golden Bridge.
Memorials may be made to Temple Emanu-El, 151 McIntosh Rd. Sarasota, FL 34232 or your local animal rescue.