Milton Steinberg, a beloved father, grandfather, friend, and role model, passed away due to complications from COVID-19 in his home in Riverdale, Bronx, on January 14, 2021 at the age of 96.
Milton was born to a Jewish family in Nagyaroszi, Hungary. He survived slave labor, concentration camps, and the murder of most of his family during the Holocaust.
After the war he came to New York City, reunited with his father, Morris, and met his beloved wife Lillian Steinberg in English language night school. Lillian, who passed away in 2018, grew up in Topolcany, Slovakia, and was on the second transport to Auschwitz in 1942.
Milton and Lillian worked together to create successful business ventures in the apparel and real estate industries. They are survived by their daughters Arlene (Lu) Steinberg and Susan Steinberg, their sons-in-law Michael Schulder and Elliot Riegelhaupt, their six grandchildren, Ilana, Talia, Paul, Josh, Mike, and Rachel, and their five great-grandchildren, Layla, Cecelia, Laszlo, Miles, and Sam.
Milton’s warmth, deep humility, brilliance, and radiating humor will be deeply missed and cherished by those that knew him. As Milton told his granddaughter after saying goodbye to Lillian in 2018, “I had nothing, she had nothing, and we found each other and built a world together.” They survived so much, created a profoundly beautiful life marked by love and generosity, and created a family that will live on in deep gratitude to all that they gave.