Obituary: Sydney Greenberg

Published on: 8th October 2019

Much loved agent Syd, of SG Toys, passed away at the end of September.

Syd’s wife Sheila broke the news to colleagues and friends: “It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that my beloved Syd has passed away. He loved his work and all the people that we have met over the years who also became our friends.”

Sheila also shared a bulletin issued from the couple’s synagogue:

“With grace, dignity and strength, Sydney Greenberg made his peaceful transition, in the morning of September 28, 2019, at home, surrounded by his beloved wife and children. Syd will be forever loved and missed by his wife of sixty years, Sheila Gold, his children, Marleen and Dave, Gail and Keith, Jonathan and Karen, and his adored grandchildren, Mira, Ava, David, and Gavin.

As he wished, Syd worked until the end, traveling the world with Sheila, his life and work partner. He was greatly admired and respected by his colleagues.

Syd will be remembered as a real mensch.”

The funeral service took place on Wednesday, October 2nd, with a burial at the Chevra Thilim Pinsker Congregation Cemetery, de la Savane and Shiva held at his home.

Syd worked as the South American agent for Golden Bear. The company commented that “Syd was a lovely, gentle man, who will be sadly missed.” A book of remembrance for Syd will be open in Golden Bear’s Hong Kong showroom, 1645 Grand Stanford, for the next two weeks. If anyone would like to add their thoughts and memories of Syd, please do so; the company will then pass these on to Shelia.


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