Arnold Steinberg, 91, of West Milford, passed away on August 24, 2017. Beloved husband of Phyllis (Lawrence) Steinberg, he is survived by his children Stephen Steinberg (Barbara ) and Cathy Windt (Lee), and his adoring grandchildren Randi Windt, Josh Windt, Michael Steinberg, Rebecca Steinberg, David Steinberg, Jay Steinberg, Kelly Sweeney (wife of David Steinberg), Erik Bronstein (engaged to Randi Windt), and Laura Trowt (engaged to Michael Steinberg).
He was born January 1, 1926 in Paterson, NJ, the son of Louis and Fanny Steinberg and brother of Ruth (Steinberg) Rosenthal. Arnold attended Eastside HS in Paterson where he played varsity baseball as a pitcher. He graduated from there in 1943. Arnold then attended and later graduated from New York University's prestigious Stern School of Business where he also played baseball on their varsity team.
On March 19, 1950 Arnold married Phyllis. They settled in East Paterson, NJ before moving to Paterson where they lived for 18 years.
During college he worked for the CPA and advisory firm of Dorfman Abrams Music and stayed with them after graduation. He was then employed as a comptroller with Wright Aeronautics. Arnold began his long and distinguished career in the textile industry as chief accountant, comptroller and manager for wholesale fabric company Par Limited in Paterson. He later moved to Clark, NJ and fulfilled his lifelong ambition. For 30 years he owned and operated the yarn, knitting supplies, fabric, custom upholstery store Cranford Knitting and Fabric with Phyllis. Their store was a fixture in the community.
Upon retirement Arnold and Phyllis moved to their home in West Milford, NJ.
A loyal and devoted family man, he was the longest surviving patriarch of the Steinberg/Slotkin family.
Arnold was a passionate Yankees fan, devout Jew, supporter of the State of Israel, donor to numerous Jewish charities and organizations, and a proud American. A talented athlete, he was player/manager of semi-professional baseball team YMHA, a basketball coach and instructor. avid golfer, lover of opera, Jewish cantorial and Latin music.
Funeral services will be on August 25, 2017 at 1 PM at Robert Schoem's Menorah Chapel in Paramus, NJ, followed by internment at Cedar Park Cemetery, Paramus.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity benefiting the state of Israel of your choosing