Obituaries


Isaac Martin Fierberg
Isaac Martin “Marty” Fierberg of West Hartford, beloved husband of 64 years of Janet (Merliss) Fierberg passed away on October 6, 2012 at the age of 88. In addition to his devoted wife, he is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael Fierberg and Elyse Gellerman of Denver, CO and his daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Morris Morgenstein of Avon, CT. Survivors also include three adored grandchildren, Daryn Sundheim and Carrie Morgenstein and their spouses and Jeffrey Fierberg and three great grandchildren. Marty leaves his brother Jed Fierberg and is predeceased by his brother A. Arthur Fierberg.

Born in Hartford, he was the son of Elsie (Sillman) and Morris A. Fierberg. He was a graduate of Weaver High School and the University of Connecticut School Of Engineering. Marty served in the US Army Signal Corps during World War II in the US, Italy and Austria. In 1948 Marty joined his father in a small plumbing and heating business, The Morris A. Fierberg Company. During the next twenty-five years he built the business into the largest mechanical contracting business in central Connecticut, installing plumbing, heating, air conditioning, sprinkler systems and electrical work in many of the large commercial buildings in the greater Hartford area. During his business career he started many businesses including MAFCO Electric Company, Constitution National Bank, Mechanical Maintenance Company, Guarantee Service Company, Yankee Sheet Metal Company, Boca Raton First National Bank and Capital Resource Company of Connecticut, and Mobile Cellular Telephone, Inc.

Marty was a past president and life director of the Greater Hartford Jewish Federation, the President of the Hebrew Home and Hospital and President of the University of Connecticut Foundation. Marty, together with his wife Janet, endowed the Fierberg Lecture Series in Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut. Marty was also a member of Beth El Temple and a past member of Tumble Brook Country Club and the Boca Grove Country Club. He was a member of MENSA and Intertel.

Marty was a good and caring man, a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He believed in being philanthropic with both his time and his resources. He was a man of character known for his quick wit, kindness, generosity and business acumen. He will be missed by the many people he touched during his lifetime.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 9:30AM at Beth El Temple Cemetery, Jackson St. Ext., Avon with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. A memorial period will be observed Wednesday at the home of Martin’s daughter Ellen Morgenstein, 99 Northgate, Avon, CT. Arrangements are entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Marty, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm.

A special note of thanks from the family goes to JFS Care at Home and the compassionate aides who cared for Marty throughout his final months.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made may be made to Jewish Family Services, 333 Bloomfield Ave., Suite A, West Hartford, CT 06117.

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