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Irene Goldberg, 92, former dietitian, WWII veteran ; Sept. 13, 1918 -- Dec. 31, 2010

Irene Goldberg, a former dietitian, died Dec. 31 in Rosa Coplon Nursing Home on the Weinberg Campus, Getzville. She was 92.

Born Irene Antonow in Chicago, she graduated from the University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in food chemistry and nutrition.

She became a clinical dietitian in the Army Air Forces and served as a second lieutenant at the Tarrant Field base hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, during World War II.

After that, she worked as a dietitian at the Hektoen Institute for Medical Research at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, where she met her husband, Samuel W. Goldberg. They moved to Buffalo when her husband took a post as president of the Buffalo division of Simon & Schuster.

A Kenmore resident for 50 years, Mrs. Goldberg was active in the Sisterhood of Temple Beth Zion and the League of Women Voters as a board member and editor of the Kenmore Election Bulletin and "Know Your Town" publication.

Most recently, she volunteered as an archivist for Temple Beth Zion and enjoyed helping families search for information about their relatives.

Mrs. Goldberg also loved to read and couldn't resist a game of Scrabble.

Her husband died in 1976.

She is survived by twin daughters, Nadine Goldberg and Isabel Berkson, and three sons, Russell, Jerome and Bill Grant.

A private service was held Jan. 3 in Elmlawn Cemetery, Town of Tonawanda.


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