Benjamin S. Weinberg, 83, died peacefully Tuesday morning at his home after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Weinberg was born April 26, 1934, in Antwerp, Belgium, to the late Henry and Leah Hofstatter Weinberg. The family immigrated to New York City in 1939 where Mr. Weinberg was eventually self-employed importing crystal, gifts and housewares. He and his wife and children relocated to North Adams in 1976 where he started a pottery business at the Windsor Mill. After starting International Outlet, he subsequently moved the business in 1986 when he purchased the Tucker Toy Building on State Street. In 1997 he relocated the business to Western Gateway Heritage State Park. Benjamin joined the U.S. Army May 27, 1957, and was honorably discharged May 15, 1959. He and his wife, Marlayne Keosian, were married Dec. 23, 1962, in New York City. Mr. Weinberg enjoyed the company of his children and grandchildren as well as traveling and reading about history.
Besides his wife, Benjamin is survived by his children: Adam Weinberg (Amy Brentano) of Richmond and Leslie Weinberg of San Francisco, California; his grandchildren: Molly and Joseph Weinberg; and many nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, Mr. Weinberg ws predeceased by his sister Fran Fischer.
The funeral service for Mr. Benjamin S. Weinberg will be private. There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to HospiceCare in the Berkshires in care of the Roche Funeral Home, 120 Main St., Lenox, MA 01240. To share memories and stories, visit rochefuneralhome.com.