William Goldenberg

William Goldenberg

William Goldenberg, 92, of Cranford died March 5, 2011. He was born in Elizabeth.

Mr. Goldenberg was employed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as a resident engineer for several major metropolitan area projects, including the construction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers, the third and final tube of the Lincoln Tunnel, and the original control tower at Newark Airport. He was also responsible for preparing the official code book for concrete used in nuclear power plants.

He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School, Elizabeth, and Ohio Northern University, where he received a degree in civil engineering.

He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a navigator of a B-17, part of the Eighth Air Force 388th Bomb Group flying 25 bombing missions in the European Theatre. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with clusters.

He was active in Temple Beth El, Cranford, since 1949 and served as cub master for Pack 175 from 1961 to 1965.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sally (Scher); two sons, Jeffrey of Somerset and Barry of Cranford.

Services were held March 8 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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