Official Obituary of

Herman Weinstein

November 13, 1927 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Herman Weinstein Obituary

Averill Park - Herman N. Weinstein, age 96, of Averill Park, at long last gave up his attempt to disprove the adage that nobody lives forever and peacefully departed this life at home in the presence of family on March 1, 2024. 

Herman was born on November 13, 1927 in Brooklyn, New York, to Morris and Yetta (Silverman) Weinstein. He attended Brooklyn Technical High School. After graduation, he enlisted in the US Navy, where he served on the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Midway, attaining the rank of electronic technicians mate 2. His post in the radar room on the Midway was directly below the carrier’s big guns, and exposure to the noise of those guns lead to a progressive hearing loss, which became nearly complete at the end.

Following military service, he enrolled in the City College of New York, where he came away with a degree in mechanical engineering and a lifelong devotion to the New York Yankees. As an engineer, he held jobs with RCA in Camden, New Jersey, General Precision Laboratories in Pleasantville, New York, and CBS Laboratories in Stamford, Connecticut. Following a lay-off during the peak of the Vietnam War, he left the field of engineering, which so often involved defense-related contracts, and became a personnel consultant, specializing in engineering and technical positions. 

He spent his early retirement in southern Connecticut, where he was active with senior citizen organizations and with the hard-of-hearing community, for whom he designed assisted listening systems to allow hard-of-hearing people to hear in theaters and to hear television without the distortion of sound coming through loudspeakers. Later, he moved to Lenox, Massachusetts to be near his grandchildren and then moved in with his daughter in Averill Park to help her care for them. 

Herman maintained an active lifestyle for as long as he could, participating in stickball in the streets of Brooklyn, softball, running (including coaching runners and running several marathons himself) and, when his running legs gave out, walking a mile a day with his beloved canine companion. Interests also included community theater and gardening (organic and otherwise). He read everything he could find on health and nutrition, and always wanted to try the latest nutritional discovery. In later years, he liked to do crossword puzzles and watch the Giants and Yankees on television, including a spring training game days before his death.

Herman is survived by his daughter, Aura Weinstein of Averill Park, son David (Karynn) Weinstein of Shelton, Connecticut, granddaughters Shelby (Tony) Bishop of Elgin, Texas and Sonya Ward (Dan Grinnell) of Colonie, brother Leon (Phyllis) Weinstein of New Jersey, and several nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Theda (“Teddie”) Greenstein, and canine best friend Rolly (“Buster”).

The family would like to thank Herman’s health aide Brianna and neighbor Donna Arnold for care given to allow a peaceful and dignified end.

Funeral services will be at Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue in Albany on Tuesday, March 5th at 11:00 a.m., followed by burial with full military honors at Saratoga National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.

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