ALBANY - Joseph Weintraub, 87, of 2206 Chatham Dr., died Feb. 9, 2012 at his home.

His funeral service will be Sunday, February 12, 2012 at 2 PM at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with interment to follow at Oakview Cemetery. Mr. David M. Stern will officiate. The family will receive friends at Kimbrell-Stern on Sunday from 1:30 PM until 2 PM.

Mr. Weintraub was born Jan. 9, 1925 to the late Michael Weintraub and Sylvia Fischer Weintraub in New York City, N.Y. and was raised in Atlanta, GA.

A member of "The Greatest Generation," he graduated from midshipman's school and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II on a minesweeper. In 2011, Mr. Weintraub participated in the Honors Flight for World War II veterans to Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the president and co-owner of the Sterne Company, an Albany food brokerage firm. Mr. Weintraub, a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, brother, uncle, grandfather and friend, was a past president and past member of the Board of Trustees of Temple B'Nai Israel; member and past president of Golden K Kiwanis Club and past president of the Albany Chapter of Mended Hearts. The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry conferred upon him the 32 degree of Master in 1954 in the Albany Consistory in the Valley of Albany, Orient of Georgia. Mr. Weintraub was an avid golfer, camper, world traveler, and fisherman who loved spending time with his family at his cottage on St. George Island, FL and taking his boat out when saltwater speckled seatrout and pompano were running. In later years, he enjoyed attending "Silver Sneakers" classes and working on his computer.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 59 years, Frances Sterne Weintraub of Albany; three children, his daughter Carolyn Maschke and her husband David of Albany; son Glenn Weintraub and his wife Jodi of Atlanta; and son Neal Weintraub and wife Mary Jane of Cincinnati, Ohio; four grandchildren; Ariel Maschke of Albany; Frances Elizabeth Weintraub of Atlanta; and Sylvia and Daniel Weintraub, both of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Irma Skolnick and her husband Edward of Atlanta; and a brother, Theodore Weintraub; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and brother- and sister-in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Nerenbaum, and her husband, Daniel, both of Atlanta.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Weintraub's memory be made to Temple Maintenance Fund of Temple B'Nai Israel, P.O. Box 71425, Albany, GA 31708; Albany Community Hospice, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany GA, 31707; or the American Heart/Stroke Association, 1101 Northchase Parkway, Suite 1, Marietta, GA 30067.

You may sign the online guestbook and share your memories with the family of Joseph Weintraub by visiting Kimbrell-Stern's website at www.kimbrellstern.com.

Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors

Albany 229/883-4152

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