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Melvin A. Goldberg, 96

LENOX, Mass. — Melvin A. Goldberg passed away August 30, 2019, in Pittsfield, Mass. Born February 5, 1923, in the Bronx, N.Y., Mel had a full 96 years.

He graduated from high school at age 15 and got his B.S. from CCNY in 1942 at 19. He served in WWII as a Second Lieutenant and Navigator in the U.S. Army Air Corps, where he flew 34 missions in B-24 "Liberator" bombers over France and Germany. After leaving the military, he got his master's degree at Columbia University and had a 60-year career in television and radio research working for Dumont, Westinghouse, and ABC-TV, among others.

He married Norma Nertz in 1956. They moved to Great Neck, N.Y., in 1963, where they raised three children, and then to Lenox, Mass., in 2016.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Norma (Nertz); his children, Ron Goldberg and Joe Chiplock, Rick Goldberg and Judith Milch, and Joan Goldberg Munch and Bob Munch; and his grandchildren Jacob, Daniel and Aliza Munch and Henry and Klara Goldberg. He also was a beloved uncle, cousin, patriarch, and all-around mensch.

Funeral notice: The funeral was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Great Barrington, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Mel’s name to the charity of your choice.  To send remembrances to the family please go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.


Obituary Provided By: Finnerty & Stevens Funeral Home

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