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Sidney Kohlenberg
Date of Death: 10/20/2016

Passed away October 20, 2016 at the age of 91.

Beloved husband for 68 years of Edith/Shirley Kohlenberg (nee Zitzer). Cherished father of Ronald (Pamela) Kohlenberg, the late Elayne Kohlenberg, the late Sharon Goldman (Larry), Linda Irwin, Gary (Mary) Kohlenberg and Louise (Rock) Feldman. Loving grandfather of Rachel (Matt) Hintz, Alexa Kohlenberg, Ettel (Binyamin) Kaplan, Julia and Sharlotte Irwin, Ean, Rebecca and Evan Kohlenberg, Stacy Feldman and Sam Goldman. Dear brother of Robert (Mavis) Kohlenberg, Dorothy Arenzon, and David (Elizabeth) Kohlenberg. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.

Sidney served as a US Navy photographer during WWII. In 1946 he became a founder of Hein Electric Supply Company. Sid enjoyed boating and fishing and was a founder of The Great Lakes Sports Fisherman Club. He enjoyed listening to jazz and later in life learned how to play the piano. Photography was a passion of his; having a studio and darkroom in the basement and taking portraits of his family for all occasions. In his 80's he took up digital photography. He loved spending time with his family, especially in Door County, Wisconsin. Sid was an avid ham radio operator and during the Vietnam conflict connected soldiers on The Sanctuary, a hospital ship, with their families. Sid was member of Score and B'nai B'rith as well as being a Mason. Sid had a warm heart and smile and a wonderful sense of humor. 

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, October 23rd at 11:00 AM at Anshai Lebowitz Cemetery, 326 South Hawley Road, Milwaukee. Condolences will be received after graveside services at Chai Point from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Sharon H. Kohlenberg Healthcare Service Award, Congregation Shalom and the Jewish Home and Care Center.

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