Irving Ginsberg, B.A. with Honors, ‘73
Mr. Irving Jerrold Ginsberg, 58, of Wilmington, died Monday, October 5, 2009, at his residence. Irving was born in Wallace, NC, March 31, 1951, the son of the late Noah and Lillian Rosenfelt Ginsberg.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Gayle Feit Ginsberg of the home, their son, Joshua Chaim Ginsberg of Atlanta, GA, his sisters, Alice Ginsberg, Vickie Ginsberg Reisman and husband Bruce, all of Atlanta, GA, his sister-in-law, Sandra Bierman and husband John and many affectionate cousins. Irv was a loving husband and devoted father, a kind and gentle person beloved by all who knew him.
Irv earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Medical sociology at The University of North Carolina, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He remained an avid lifelong fan of the Carolina Tar heels and attended a football game in Chapel Hill two days before his death. He also died postgraduate study in medical sociology at the University of Wisconsin, earning his Master’s Degree there and taking additional post graduate course work. While in Wisconsin he met his future wife Gayle Feit. They married in 1974 and remained in Wisconsin for five years, during which time he worked as a Public Health Planning Analyst. He and Gayle returned to North Carolina in 1985 and he became co-owner of Market Furniture Company in Wallace, NC.
Irving was for many years an active member of B’Nai Israel Synagogue. He was president of the synagogue from 1998-2000, during which time the synagogue celebrated its 100th anniversary. He also was a proud member of The Kavanotes, the synagogue’s choir and her chaired the ritual committee of the synagogue. Additionally, Irv was a member of the Wallace Rotary Club.