Stanley I. Greenebaum, a retired wholesale appliance executive and World War II combat veteran, died of a stroke July 8 at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 85.
Born in Baltimore, he grew up on Menlo Drive and graduated from Forest Park High School in 1942. He entered the Army a few months later and was moved from post to post, including Maryland, Washington, Kentucky and Texas.
While in the artillery school at Fort Sill in Oklahoma he received orders to report to Officer Candidate School. After achieving the rank of lieutenant, he saw action in Okinawa in 1945. He commanded a tank platoon, supporting an infantry company, and later was part of the occupation forces in Japan after the war.
Returning to Baltimore, he enrolled in the Johns Hopkins University and earned a business and economics degree in 1948.
His first job after college was as an appliance buyer for the May Co. on Howard Street, which led shortly thereafter to a position with the Zamoiski Co. in a similar capacity. He worked his way up at Zamoiski, becoming president of its wholesale division.
Mr. Greenebaum served on the board of his synagogue, Har Sinai, as well as on the board of the Long Meadow Association in his neighborhood. He later held membership on the Pavilion in the Park board.
In recent years, he volunteered with the office of the state attorney general in downtown Baltimore.
Services were July 9 at Sol Levinson & Bros.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Marjorie Katzenstein; two daughters, Susan Baxt of Park Ridge, N.J., and Nancy Greenebaum of Baltimore; a brother, Leonard Greenebaum of Pikesville; and two granddaughters.
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