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PROMINENT EDGEMONT BUILDER CHARLES WEINBERG DIES AT 94

One of Edgemont’s most prominent and devoted residents, Charles L. Weinberg of Old Colony Road, died yesterday at home.  He was 94.

Mr. Weinberg enjoyed a long career as a builder and founder of both Westchester Reform Temple and Westhab, the not-for-profit provider of housing and social services for homeless and low-income families throughout Westchester County and New York City.

An active alumnus of Fieldston, Dartmouth College and the Thayer School of Engineering, Mr. Weinberg also served as Vice Chairman of the White Plains Hospital Foundation Board, president of the Builders Institute of Westchester & Putnam, and was a member of the Blythedale Children’s Hospital Board of Trustees, the Surprise Lake Camp Board of Directors and the Peoples Westchester Savings Bank.  He also served as a lieutenant with the Seabees in the Second World War.  Seabees were members of the United States Naval Construction Battalion responsible for building bases, airstrips and a number of other construction projects during the war.

Mr. Weinberg is survived by his wife Judy, with whom he had been married for 68 years, and their three children and their spouses, including Edgemont residents Barbara and Walter Groden,  David and Vivian Weinberg, and Jean Weinberg and Mark Dinaburg, and five grandchildren.

Barbara Groden is one of three commissioners on the Hartsdale Public Parking District and her husband Walter is a longtime member of the board of fire commissioners on the Greenville Fire District.

ECC president Bob Bernstein said, “To the many of us who knew him, Charles was a cherished Edgemont institution who will be sorely missed.  His decades of success in the private sector gave him an encyclopedic knowledge of Edgemont, Greenburgh and Westchester County. Behind his  wry sense of humor and always gentle manner was a brilliant man fiercely committed to social justice for everyone.”

A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions in his name be made to the charity of your choice.

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