Sedona AZ (January 26, 2014) – Coleman M. Greenberg of Sedona passed away on January 17, 2014 in Houston, Texas. He was 75 years old. He was surrounded by Pinky Greenberg of Sedona, and his sons, Martin and Richard Greenberg of Mahopac, NY. Cole was born on February 23, 1938 in Omaha, Nebraska to the late Samuel M. Greenberg and Mildred Lipsey Greenberg. At Cole’s request, his body was donated to science.
Many people found Cole provocative. One can see why by noting his email signature line: “Always Question Authority!” He was deeply passionate about the individuals and causes he supported. Cole was President of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors) National, AZ-ASHI, NYMetro ASHI and Keep Sedona Beautiful. He volunteered with Youth at Risk, Freedom Gardens, Hunger Project, Holiday Project, the Sedona Airport Noise Abatement Committee and other organizations. He had an uncanny ability to make friends, impact others, and stir up lively debate. And while Cole was unmistakably dedicated to his volunteer activities, he always found time to share his kindness, warmth and animated sense of humor with family and friends.
Cole is survived by his two sons and their wives, Karen and Jane, his four grandchildren, Austin, Jack, Sam and Miles, and his siblings Barbara Seglin, Joseph Greenberg and Philip Greenberg.
A Celebration of Life service will be held on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 10:30 am at the Jewish Community of Sedona and the Verde Valley, 100 Meadowlark Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336. Immediately following the service, and consistent with Cole’s wishes, the celebration will continue at the Oak Creek Brewery at 2050 Yavapai Drive, Sedona.
Please join us to celebrate Cole’s life.
Memorial donations should be sent to: Keep Sedona Beautiful, Inc. , Environmental Stewards of Sedona Since 1972, Pushmataha Center, 360 Brewer Road, Sedona, AZ 86336.