Beloved husband of Harriet Hirschberg (nee Miller) and the late Ruth Hirschberg (nee Weiner). Cherished father of Bunny (Joel) Honigman, Aimee (Elie) Bachar, and the late Debbie (Ilya) Slutsker. Loving grandfather of Matt (Melissa) Honigman, Jamie (Jason) Klein, Jodie (Dan Fleischman) Honigman, Lee’at (Mike) Koertel, Dani (Jay) Pliskow, Mandy Slutsker, and Ben (Jenna) Slutsker. Fond great-grandfather of Emily, Joshua, Teddy, Joey, Elijah, Ruthie, Dahlia, Elan, and Ezra. Dear brother of Yoel (the late Yona) Hirschberg, Ed (Faye) Hirschberg, and the late Sally Bazzell. Further survived by Harriet’s children, Danny (Barbara) Esser, Susan (Gary) Greenberg, Karen (Steve) Esser, and Ronnie Esser.
Funeral service Monday, December 2nd at 1:00 PM at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid, 6880 North Green Bay Avenue, Glendale. Burial to follow at Mound Zion Cemetery, 14510 West North Avenue, Brookfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to Milwaukee Jewish Day School or Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid appreciated.
The family wishes to express a very special thank you to Joe’s caregiver, Merlene Cruz, and the Veterans Administration for the loving and compassionate care given throughout the years.
Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111