Henry C. Weinberg

Jan. 6, 1930 - Nov. 18, 2020

Henry C. Weinberg, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully at home Wednesday after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Jules and Esther (Colbus) Weinberg and stepson of the late Jeanette Weinberg.

Henry is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Maxine (Stein); sons Joel (Amy) and Marc; and daughter Ellen (Ken) Marowitz; along with grandchildren: Jenna and Michael Weinberg, Sara, Max and Nathan Weinberg and Marnie and Addie Marowitz. He is also survived by a sister, Celia (Harvey) Dezen; a step-brother, Ron (Sue) Margolies; their families; and a multitude of friends who knew and loved Henry.

He graduated from Altoona High School in 1947 and attended the University of Pittsburgh, Saint Francis and Duquesne Universities. Henry, along with his parents, opened and operated the Colony Shop, a popular children and junior clothing store, for 38 years. He then worked in the Pennsylvania treasurer’s office for 15 years before retiring in 2004.

His true vocation in life was serving others. In addition to his family, Henry was devoted to his synagogue and community where he was a tireless volunteer. He followed in his father’s footsteps as president of Agudath Achim congregation, was chairman of the Cemetery Committee for 40 years and tutor for many children preparing for their B’nai Mitzvah. He was a loyal volunteer in the Emergency Department of UPMC Altoona, a member of SCORE and a 50-year member of the Shrine.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona.

Condolences and questions about a recording of the service may be sent to the funeral home. A celebration of life in Henry’s honor will be held at the convenience of the family.

Contributions in Henry’s honor may be made to Agudath Achim Synagogue and Cemetery Fund, 1306 17th St., Altoona, PA 16602; or Grane Hospice, 115 Union Ave., Altoona, PA 16602.