Syd Greenberg dies at the age of 92
Updated 11:59 am, Monday, January 30, 2012
Sydney Lewis Greenberg, 92, a longtime New Canaan resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford where he was recovering from an October car accident.
Born in New York City, Nov. 7, 1919, he was the son of the late Isadore and Ida Youcker Greenberg. He was the husband of Beverly Eisman Greenberg for 68 years, and served as the photographer for the town's police department, fire department and ambulance corps, as well as a contributing photographer to the New Canaan Advertiser.
After graduating from Abraham Lincoln High School in Brooklyn, Greenberg ran the B&W darkroom at Weiman & Lester Photoservices and Photorama in Manhattan and Stamford. His stock photography was represented by both PhotoResearchers and FPG.
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During World War II, Greenberg was a Tech. Sgt. in the 164th Signal Corps deployed in China, embedded with the Chinese National Army during that time. His WWII photography was recently featured in a Chinese traveling museum exhibition honoring the American involvement in that war. Greenberg's pictures were also recently featured in an article for DEEP magazine (the National Geographic magazine of China).
He also served New Canaan as a Justice of the Peace for more than 40 years. Recently, a larger portion of his historical images of town events were donated to the New Canaan Historical Society.
In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, David L. Greenberg, and his wife, Laurie, of Beverly, Mass., and Philip J. Greenberg, and his wife, Jaime, of Brooklyn; and four grandchildren, Jacob, Isabel, Mia and Tess.
A private funeral service and interment with full military honors will be held in Beth Moses Cemetery in Farmingdale, Long Island. The Greenberg family is planning a public memorial service in New Canaan this spring, the final arrangements will be announced at a later date.
The Hoyt Funeral Home, New Canaan is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences visit www.hoytfuneralhome.com.