Harold Irving Geringer

August 10, 1931 - February 23, 2016

08/10/1931 - 02/23/2016

Past Services

Sunday February 28, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Additional Information:

New Montefiore Jewish Cemetery –  1180 Wellwood Ave, West Babylon, NY 11704

Harold Irving Geringer, a remarkable father and grandfather, devoted husband, wonderful friend, loving brother, and dedicated lawyer passed away peacefully on February 23, 2016, at the age of 84. Harold was preceded by his beloved wife of 53 years Eleanore, his parents, Nathan and Betty, and his brother Martin. Left to cherish his memory and celebrate the life he led are his children Geoffrey Geringer, Laura Gross and her husband Fredric, Elizabeth Lieberman and her husband Gary, and four devoted grandchildren, Benjamin, Alyson, and Rachel Gross, and Spencer Lieberman. Harold is also survived by his sister Ann Lieberman and husband Leo, his brother Saul Geringer and wife Martha, his in-laws Harold and Sylvia Nissen, his special friend Phyllis Gershon and a host of nieces and nephews with whom he was very close. Also surviving are a group of lifelong and devoted friends who supported Harold until the end.
A founding partner of the law firm Geringer, McNamara, & Horowitz, LLP, originally Lian & Geringer, Harold graduated from the City College of New York and the Brooklyn Law School. Harold almost fulfilled the prediction that he would need to be carried out of his office before he would retire, as he continued to practice until two weeks prior to his death. Despite the demands of his Practice, and his love of the law, Harold was a caring and involved husband and parent and loved being with his family, especially when it involved being out on the bay on one of his many boats, all named We II. Boating became a passion, with Eleanore as his First Mate, and the kids as the Crew.
Harold was also devoted to serving his community, originally in Merrick, and later in New York City. Always devoted to helping those in need, Harold would never say no to a charitable request – leading to a vast collection of “give aways” from various groups. He was also devoted to his Judaism and to the State of Israel, serving as President of his Synagogue, Temple Israel of South Merrick and participating with many organizations committed to the support of Israel.
A graveside service for Harold will be held on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Montefiore Cemetery, after which the family will return to Harold’s apartment for the meal of Consolation and to receive friends. At the request of the family memorial contributions may be made in memory of Harold Geringer to the Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai Hospital, for MDS/AML Research/Dr. Navada Fund or a charity of your choice.

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Mackenzie Sorensen
5 years ago

I was sorry to learn of the passing of Harold or Mr Geringer as I knew him. I was a young English secretary aged 19 who came over to work in his office on 52nd Street and Madison Avenue in 1972. It was quite daunting to leave my family at a young age and come to a big city in another country. He was always kind and welcoming to me and I enjoyed working there. I never forgot him . Condolences to the family.

Josephine Weiss
7 years ago

I will miss Harold ; He was a very good neighbor and a fine man. My late husband and I shared alma maters with him and we enjoyed reminiscing. My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

Regina Schmidt & Family
7 years ago

We met Harold 7 years ago when we became neighbors at the Sag Harbor Villas. Harold was a lovely , warm , friendly man who always took the time to chat and enjoy my grandchildren at play. We will miss him. Our deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

Mark abrams
7 years ago

Harold was a wonderful neighbor and hard working Board member of the Sag Harbor Villas. He will be greatly missed.

Linda Casinover
7 years ago

I met Harold about 16 years ago at his home at the Sag Harbor Villas. He was a very kind and caring man. Harold will be very much missed. My condolences go out to all his family and friends.