Arthur Harry Greenberg

Arthur Harry Greenberg, 96, of New Haven, passed away on January 4, 2019. He was married to the late Rose Feldman Greenberg for 53 years. Art was born in New Haven, CT on March 19, 1922 to the late Michael and Sarah Greenberg. He attended Hillhouse High School prior to entering the Navy in World War II. Art served on the USS Tuscaloosa and was in the battles of D-Day, Casablanca, Murmansk, Okinawa and others. He worked with his father in the Ideal Kosher Restaurant and later owned Spic and Span Cleaners. He has worked at the Jewish Community Center since 2001. Art is survived by his three children, Lawrence Greenberg (Gail) of Woodbridge, Allan Greenberg (Ellen) of Branford and Mark Greenberg (Tami) of New York City. He will also be cherished in the memory of his grandchildren, Jennifer Weissman, Melissa, Allison, Daniel, Matthew and Kate Greenberg as well as great grandchildren Emily and Hailey Weissman. He will also be dearly missed by many loving nieces and nephews. Art was predeceased by his sister Estelle Hoffman and his brother Seymour Greenberg.

Funeral services will be held at the Jewish Community Center of Greater New Haven on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.  Shiva will be observed at the home of Rob and Betsy Sachs, 39 Northford Road, Branford, CT Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the JCC of Greater New Haven, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT 06525.

Print This Obituary Print This Obituary


  1. betsy ratner said,

    01.05.19 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Alan and family, We are all saddened with the loss of our wonderful,warm loving, joyous dad of yours! He will truly be missed. We send you light filled love loaded with beautiful memories as you grief and always!
    blessings, betsy, howie, shilo, indigo,sage, mikki, leah, gary

  2. Barry Cobden said,

    01.05.19 at 5:51 pm

    So sorry for your loss . An iconic New Havener. May he rest in peace

  3. Laura Prestash said,

    01.05.19 at 7:41 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to Alan and family. Arthur was such a gentleman…Always warm, friendly and kind to the children at the JCC as well as to myself. The JCC will not be the same without him and he will be dearly missed.

  4. Myron Geller said,

    01.06.19 at 8:28 am

    Alan and family,

    Please accept my sincerest condolences on your loss.

    Myron Geller

  5. Debra Forselius said,

    01.06.19 at 9:42 am

    To all the Greenberg family,

    Art was an inspiration to us all. He was a kind and loving man. A life well lived. My condolences to you all.
    Love, Debra

  6. Regine Bence said,

    01.06.19 at 9:52 am

    Dear Allan,

    I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Art had a great (dry) sense of humor, never passing me by without making a crack that would make me laugh. I will always remember him in that way.

    Please accept my sincere condolences for you and your family.


  7. Roger Shapiro said,

    01.06.19 at 11:43 am

    Dear Allan and Larry,
    Our deepest sympathy. Arthur was a very dear friend of ours.
    Roger Shapiro & Marge Weiner

  8. joanna and scott cooper said,

    01.06.19 at 3:35 pm

    We are so sad to know of Art’s passing. We all loved him dearly. He was a constant bright spot and inspiration to all of us. May his memory be a blessing for all.

  9. Lynne and Tom Meyer said,

    01.07.19 at 11:58 am

    Dear Alan and family, we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your father,Arthur. Pllease know that we are thinking of your family and send our thoughts of friendship .
    Fondly, Lynne and Tom Meyer and family

  10. Darlene Smith said,

    01.09.19 at 8:45 am

    Dear Alan and family,

    So sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. Arthur was always so cheerful and friendly at the JCC even in the early morning hours. He will be missed by all. Darlene

  11. frances grodzinsky said,

    01.09.19 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Alan and family,
    We mourn the loss of your wonderful dad. We looked forward to his warm greeting every morning when we arrived at the JCC rain or shine. His ability to work out was an inspiration to us all. His cheery demeanor brightened our days and he will be missed.
    Fran and Steve Grodzinsky