Gilbert S. Greenberg, Jr.

September 29th, 2012

Gilbert S. Greenberg, Jr., age 83, a long-time resident of Reading, died peacefully on September 27, 2012, at the Winchester Hospital.  Gilbert was the father of Deborah Greenberg of Melrose, Gilbert S. Greenberg III of Gloucester, the late Linda and Victoria Greenberg.  Son of the late Gilbert S. Sr. and Cora (Porter) Greenberg, brother of Robert C. Greenberg, Sr. and his wife Pat, uncle of Robert C. Greenberg, Jr. and his wife Deanna all of Wilmington, Ronald A. Greenberg and his wife Diane of North Reading, Gilbert is also survived by many great nieces, nephews, and Diane and Evin Tavoras part of Gil’s extended family.
Family and friends will gather for a Memorial Service on Wednesday, October 3rd at 5:00 p.m. in the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington.  In lieu of flowers donations in Gilbert’s name may be made to EMARC, 20 Gould St., Reading, MA 01867. Gil was a U. S. Air Force Veteran and well renown as a model airplane expert throughout the country


12 Entries in Guest Book for “Gilbert S. Greenberg, Jr.”

  1. VIC NAIMO says:

    Gill was a friend that a met @ one of the local model airplane auctions years ago.We both loved to attend these auctions & he use to outbid me many times unless i really needed a plane or engine, then he let me win it. Gil & a few other friends would meet @ these auctions & do a lot of talking about our hobby. Gil will be really missed, rest in peace my friend.

  2. Tony Tzovaras says:

    I have spent many memorial holidays with Gil and each time he made more and more memories. He will be missed !!!!!!! Always put a smile on my face.

  3. Robin Cushman- Greenberg-Pickren says:

    I will greatly miss my Grandpa Gil and his words of wisdom about education and life. As will my 3 Brothers (His grandsons.) I only wish he got to meet his Great Grandchild Brady, Hope he can watch over us, I hope to make him proud. I Love you.

  4. Steven Greenberg Pickren says:

    I had not known much of my grandfather . I wish I was in his life more for I know he was a great man of many skills an trades . He will be missed dearth, it saddens me to think he had so much inside of that brilliant brain an he shared so little with quite few.although we did not spend more than a few days together you were in my life regardless and I do love you GGG ( grampa Gil Greenberg )

  5. Brenda Pickren says:

    Dear friends and family,we would like to extend our deep sadness with the loss of My Father in law and my childrens Grandfather. Although he could be difficult there was a sense of enduring love and pride. All detailed wisdom. My older children already wrote their grievences and are coping their own ways, But I wanted to share the thoughts of Gils younger grandkids Jack M Pickren and Joseph C Greenberg. As well as Acknowledge Thomas J Greenberg. My Husband has been deep in thought over the loss of his father, We have our fond memories and words of wisdom and encouragment left with us to keep us strong. Gil and I hardly saw eye to eye, we dont always chose our family, But we had our happier moments and I chose to remember those times together during this time of hardship, With that I respect him and all he delivered to our family. Gil jr RIP- The Greenberg/Pickren Family.

  6. Kim Gargano says:

    I enjoyed Gil’s company and will miss him. My condolences to the family.

  7. kelsey lee says:

    To the family of Gilbert S. Greenberg, Jr.,
    I am sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing that God is “near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalm 34;18) With sympathy,

  8. Bill Mohrbacher says:

    I’m the current president of MECA. I used to meet Gil at some of the Eastern model plane swap meets and I always looked forward to our conversations. We’ll miss him!

  9. Neil Robinson says:

    I met Gil at an RC auction about ten years ago. His knowledge and experience was unmatched. I always had a question about an old plane or engine, and Gil was always glad to share his expertise, and then outbid me on a plane or engine I was bidding on. I always thought the cantankerous old fart would be around forever, and I have told Gil this many times. I will miss him.

  10. Thomas Greenberg says:

    I am Gils Grandson, The son of Victoria Greenberg & John Fallon, I will always remember the few times I had with my Grandfather, Expecially the time We went to the Airshow in Rhode Island with my mom, those are the times Ill try to rememeber my Grandfather. I will always love my Grandfather.

  11. Paul Galasso says:

    To the family of Gilbert S. Greenberg, Jr.,
    I am sorry for your loss.Going to Miss my neighbor Gil of almost 9 years. Always enjoyed our conversation,mostly from in the middle of our street for all to hear. Gil was a little hard of hearing. He was full of great information,whether it was how to start my lawnmower,shingle my house,just lifes ups and downs. He made me laugh….Would hive my teenaged son advise about school and how impotant a good education is. I will miss our long conversation sometimes during blizzards or rain storms,Gil loved to chat.

  12. Bob MacKinnon says:

    To Gil’s family – I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today I lost my friend of 63 years. I have been trying to call him, but I could not get through. I met Gil when we served in the Air Force together and we quickly became good friends. Upon our discharge (in California) from the service, we decided to travel the country together as we headed East to our home state of Massachusetts. Man, those were the days! We had a blast! That road trip that we shared together is still one of the highlights of my life. It was such a fond memory. Gil and I got to relive those days in 2010 when I last saw him. We spent hours at Kitty’s Italian Restaurant (N. Reading) reminiscing about our escapades in the service and all that we have seen and done in life. We discussed our families and how much we loved them all. I am so very grateful for knowing him…for his friendship, our road trip, and our last and final meeting together. Until we meet again, RIP life-long friend. Bob

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