Lewis Marenberg

May 20, 1921 - Feb 13, 2013


Lewis Marenberg, 91, residing in Sandusky, passed away early Wednesday Morning, Feb. 13, 2013, in Stein Hospice Care Center after a brief illness.

Lewis was born May 20, 1921, in Toledo, son of the late Ruben and Rebecca (Kawalski) Marenberg. Lewis was a 1938 graduate of Scott High School, and the University of Toledo with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. 

He served in the Army Air Corps from 1943-46 as a first lieutenant aircraft maintenance officer. While in the service, he married Helen Louise Petty. 

Upon his discharge, he was employed at Toledo Industrial Rubber, Ottawa Chemical, and was a plant engineer for Clevite/Gould/Tenneco Automotive until his retirement in 1986. 

He was a member of Oheb Shalom Temple. He enjoyed gardening, photography, and was an avid reader.

Lewis is survived by his daughter, Marsha (Paul) Kimmelman, of Mississippi; his son, Lee (Chris) Marenberg, of Toledo, Kevin (Ruth) Marenberg, of Sandusky; 10 grandchildren (including his granddaughter, Jade, who was always by his side for the last two years of his life); eight great-grandchildren; stepson, Lorin (Eileen) Zaner, of Toledo; stepdaughter, Claire (Stan); stepgrandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Ann.

Lewis was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Louise (Petty), and his second wife, Beatrice Moscoviz-Zaner; his parents; his brother, Leonard, and his sister, Mildred Schwartz; and his stepson, Alan Zaner.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, until funeral services at 10 a.m. at Groff Funeral Home and Crematory, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Burial will follow in Oheb Shalom Cemetery, Sandusky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Oheb Shalom Temple, 1521 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky, OH 44870; or to Stein Hospice Services, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870.

Condolences may be shared at grofffuneralhomes.com.