Edwin G. Greenberg, 77, naval officer, Md. paymaster

October 14, 2004

Edwin Gilbert Greenberg, a retired naval officer and former state government paymaster, died of a heart attack Tuesday at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Annapolis resident was 77.

Mr. Greenberg was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and raised in Trenton, N.J. After graduating from high school in 1944, he enlisted in the Army's Specialized Training Program, and attended St. Bonaventure and Colgate universities.

After serving in the infantry for a year, he was appointed to the Naval Academy, from which he graduated in 1950. A graduate of the Navy's Supply School in Bayonne, N.J., he was assigned to the destroyer USS Perry.

He later was a supply officer at the Washington Navy Yard and in Italy from 1955 to 1957. He returned to Bayonne and attended the IBM School in New York City and earned a master's degree in business from Harvard Business School in 1961. He also was a 1966 graduate of the Naval War College in Newport, R.I.

Mr. Greenberg held a variety of supply posts, including duty shipboard and in Japan, Norfolk, Va., and the Ships Part Control Center in Mechanicsburg, Pa., from 1966 to 1973. He retired as a captain in 1975.

He was paymaster for the Maryland comptroller from 1977 until retiring in 2001.

Mr. Greenberg was a member of Allen J. Reiter Lodge of B'nai B'rith and was a member of the board and treasurer of Friends of the Jewish Chapel at the Naval Academy.

He was an avid reader, bridge player and traveler.

He was a member of Kneseth Israel Synagogue, 1225 Spa Road, Annapolis, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today.

Mr. Greenberg is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Anna Eisenstein; a son, David Alan Greenberg of Parkton; a daughter, Joyce Irene Greenberg of New York City; and three grandchildren. Another daughter, Susan Joan Greenberg, died in 1959.

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