Emil Ellenberg, 87 years of age, of Lyman Road, West Hartford, husband of the late Irene (Saks) Ellenberg, died Monday, August 29, 2011. Born in Poland, he was the son of the late Zigmund and Ernestine (Kranthammer) Ellenberg. He was a Holocaust survivor. Emil was the owner and co-founder of Esquire Cleaners which was founded in 1956. He was a member of the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford.
He leaves two sons: Jeffrey Ellenberg of Avon, and Edward Ellenberg and his wife Cynthia Melmer of Vernon; a daughter: Anna Cohen and her husband Jerry of Simsbury; eight grandchildren: Adam Cohen and his wife Jamie, Eric Cohen, Joshua, Justin, Jake, Jeremy, Thomas, and Sarah Ellenberg, and two great grandchildren: Samuel and Isabel Cohen.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Emanuel Synagogue Cemetery, Wethersfield, with Rabbi David J. Small officiating. A memorial period will be observed at the home of Anna & Jerry Cohen, 52 Munnisunk Drive, Simsbury through Thursday evening. Memorial contributions may be made to the Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford, 333 Bloomfield Ave., West Hartford 06117. Arrangements entrusted to Weinstein Mortuary, Hartford. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Emil, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm