Harold Lester Weinberg, 96, of Alpharetta, Ga., died Nov. 8, 2014. Born in Newark, he lived in Livingston from 1953 until 1985, subsequently moving to Columbus before moving to Alpharetta in 2010.
Mr. Weinberg’s first job was with Thomas Edison Company in West Orange, where he worked for 11 years. He was credited as inventor on patents for a number of devices critical to the U.S. Army Air Force’s success in World War II. In 1951, when Edison’s vice president started a new company manufacturing electronic components, he invited him to join him as vice president in charge of manufacturing. He worked for that company and its successors until 1982, retiring as a senior vice president. He then began his second career, which was to cover meetings all over the world for a pharmaceutical periodical while pursuing his continuing interest and expertise in photography.
He graduated from Newark College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering.
He won his first photography prize at 17 and his last at 96. As a youth his passions were scouting and photography. He attained the rank of Eagle Scout and later served as a Scout Master and member of New Jersey’s Orange Mountain Council. In 1970, he was awarded the Silver Beaver medal for distinguished service by the Boy Scouts of America.
In Livingston he was active in local government and at Temple Emanu-El, as well as with scouting activities.
Predeceased by his son Sanford in 2011, he is survived by his wife of 68 years, Florence (Feldman); his son David B. of Bethesda, Md.; his daughter-in-law, Ronnie Genser of Sandy Springs, Ga.; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Nov. 10 with arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, Atlanta. Memorial contributions may be made to Dr. Sandy Weinberg Student Service Learning Awards Program, CSU Foundation, Clayton State University, 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA 30260.