Volume 80, Number 1 | June 2-8, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Obituary

Leon Feinberg, 93, owned sandblasting company

Leon Feinberg of Rego Park, Queens, died at age 93 on Sun., May 16, at Forest Hills Hospital in Flushing. The middle child of Jenny (Davidoff) and Joseph Feinberg, Leon was married to Gertrude Goden Feinberg of Baltimore, Md., for 56 years until her death in 2004. He served in the Army Air Corps in World War II as a radio and cryptography technician.

A lifelong New Yorker, Leon Feinberg was the proprietor of Acme Sandblasting, at 41 Great Jones St., one of Noho’s oldest businesses. In 1947, Feinberg bought the business — which had been in operation since 1916 — at its original location of 7 Great Jones St., before moving to the current location in 1958.

Originally, he managed Acme jointly with Gertrude. Feinberg was a hands-on boss, coming to work every day from his Queens home until his collapse on Fri., May 14. 

Once part of a thriving industrial community, Acme Sandblasting was the last surviving industrial business on Great Jones St., providing sandblasting services to a wide range of customers. 

Leon Feinberg is survived by his son Martin Feinberg of Houston, Tex., a daughter Randi Pulvermacher of Hialeah, Fl., a brother Carl Feinberg of Hauppauge, N.Y., and a sister Lillian Rosenbaum of Ronkonkoma, N.Y. His two older brothers, Sidney and Herb, predeceased him.

Funeral services were held Sun., May 23, at Sol Levinson & Bros., in Pikesville, Md. The family requests that individuals’ gestures of remembrance be made in the form of a donation to the charity of their choice.


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