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MELVIN SHOENBERG

Melvin Schoenberg, 95, of Chevy Chase, Maryland died in his sleep on December 24, 2019.

Mr. Schoenberg was born and reared in Beaufort, South Carolina, the son of Leopold and Gertrude (Goldberg) Schoenberg. His father owned the Beaufort Home Bakery, where Melvin worked as a young man and was renowned for his cake decorating skills. Melvin graduated from Beaufort High School and Emory University. He later moved to New York where he received a degree in accounting and was a valued employee for many years at Lipsky Goodkin and Company in New York City. Melvin finally retired in 2011 at 87 years of age and moved to Chevy Chase, Maryland to be close to his cousin David Young, wife Bridget, and family.

Melvin is predeceased by his brothers and sisters Lucille Schoenberg Greenly, Julian Schoenberg, Arthur Jack Schoenberg, and Gwennie Schoenberg Bernstein, and his good friend Bob Rhodes.

He is survived by a number of loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

A graveside service and burial will be held 11:00 a.m., Sunday, January 5, 2020 at the Beth Israel Cemetery, 906 Bladen Street, Beaufort, South Carolina.

Donations may be made in Mr. Schoenberg’s memory to the Beth Israel Synagogue, 401 Scott Street, P.O. Box 328, Beaufort, South Carolina 29902.

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  1. Bill Smoak says:

    I do not believe based on age (I’m 73) that I ever met Melvin Shoenberg as he would have left Beaufort before I was old enough to meet him at the bakery. I am glad to note that he lived a long and positive life. I hope I am not out of place to comment on Shoenberg’s Bakery. I grew up nearby and would go with my mother to the bakery. I loved the aroma and wanted every thing in the display. Usually my mother would get some lady fingers for me.

    I think Schoenberg’s Bakery should be on a list including such lost Beaufort places as the Gold Eagle and several other places of such stature. Many of my Beaufort friends still fondly discuss it.

    My condolences for your loss and thank God for his long life.

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