Melvin Goldberg, 96, of Lenox
Melvin A. Goldberg of Lenox died Aug. 30, 2019, in Pittsfield. Born Feb. 5, 1923, in the Bronx, New York, Mel had a full 96 years. He graduated from high school at age 15 and got his Bachelor of Science from City College of New York in 1942 at age 19. He served in World War II 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, moved to Great Neck, New York, in 1963, where they raised three children, and then to Lenox in 2016.
He was the devoted, loving husband for 62 years of Norma (Nertz); beloved father of Ron Goldberg and Joe Chiplock, Rick Goldberg and Judith Milch, and Joan Goldberg Munch and Bob Munch; doting grandfather to Jacob, Daniel and Aliza Munch, and Henry and Klara Goldberg; and a beloved uncle, cousin, patriarch and all-around mensch.
A funeral was held Tuesday, Sept. 3, at Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Mel’s name to a charity of choice. To send remembrances to the family, go to www.finnertyandstevens.com.