December 28, 1933 - June 10, 2021
Herbert Goldenberg, age 87, of Sanibel, FL, formerly of Minneapolis, passed away June 10, 2021. Loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Proceeded in death by wives, Judy Goldenberg and Marlene Goldenberg; parents, Eva and Bill Goldenberg; and son, Thomas Spiegel. Survived by his children, Stuart Goldenberg (Rhonda Stein), Jill Goldenberg (Sidney Kriger), Julie Spiegel, Amy Hearne (David), and sister, Phyllis Robinson (Lloyd). Proud grandfather of Marlene and Bobby, Carolyn and Stephen, Stefanie and Ben, Adriana and Charlie, Maddie, Jonah, Solya, Sophie and Chris, Sam, and Eli. Even prouder great-grandfather to Robby, Goldie, Harrison, and Parker. Special friend, Phyllis Sudit. Cherished by his business partner, cousin, and friend, Stuart Nolan and his many wonderful friends. Tremendous gratitude to his exceptional care manager and friend, Beth Gnerer, and dear caregivers, Merilyn, Daikel, Yamila, Aslin, and Rosa. Herb was an exceptional businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist who made the world a better place to live. He graduated from pharmacy school at the U of M and then served in the Air Force as a Captain in Goose Bay Labrador where he learned important skills like poker, skit writing, and procurement of anything warm. With the support of his first wife, Marlene, who died very young of cancer, and his second wife, Judy to whom he was married for more than 40 years, he started Geriatric Drug. and ultimately Redline Medical Supply which grew into 750 employees and was sold to McKesson. Herb was a very active leader in the community. Among his many leadership positions, he was the President of the Minneapolis Federation for Jewish Service and headed up multiple campaigns for Sholom, Temple Israel, and a variety of charities and children's camps. He had many interests including the Vikings, Twins, fishing, golf, canoe trips, and poker. He loved the weather in Florida and fishing in Canada but, more than anything, he adored his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was quite a prankster and once mailed a dead puffer fish to his grandchildren at camp. He emphasized the importance of kindness, hard work, and education. Though his sister, Phyllis, got all the singing talent, he also loved to write musical songs or skits for any occasion. His was a life well-lived. He leaves a huge hole in our hearts. Graveside service 12:00 noon, MONDAY, June 14, 2021, ADATH YESHURUN CEMETERY, 5605 France Ave. S., Edina. SHIVA Monday (Minneapolis) 7:00 pm CDT and Thursday (Boston) 6:00 pm CDT. For Zoom links to all three events send an email to [email protected] Memorials preferred to Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
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