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2013-05-13T23:33:00Z Michael David Ginsburg Glens Falls Post-Star
May 13, 2013 11:33 pm

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. and LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- Michael David Ginsburg, age 75, of Boynton Beach, Fla., and Lake George, N.Y., died suddenly Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Born in Rutland, Vt., to Charles and Sarah Ginsburg, Michael grew up in Glens Falls, N.Y., where he lived until retiring to Boca Raton, Fla. Michael graduated from Glens Falls High School and attended Boston University before joining the U.S. Air Force.

Michael was the president of Economy Dry Goods Corp., better known as the Joy Department Stores, in upstate New York. He was an amazing entrepreneur involved in several other enterprises. Michael served as a board member of First National Bank of Glens Falls. He also served on the board of Glens Falls Hospital and Crandall Public Library. Michael was a Republican Saratoga County representative and a delegate for the 1980 presidential convention. He was also a devoted member of Temple Beth El in Glens Falls, N.Y.

Michael loved the Upstate New York and South Florida areas and had made close friends over the years from Saratoga, Warren, Washington and Essex counties, as well throughout South Florida. Michael enjoyed fishing, hunting, boating and a good poker game. He absolutely loved spending time with his large family, and will be remembered as a husband, brother, brother-in-law, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle and cousin.

Michael was married to Marcia (Van Loan) Ginsburg. They were inseparable for their 41 years together, traveling between their homes in South Florida and Lake George, and roaming around the country and the world.

Michael is survived by his wife, Marcia; his children, Lisa Ginsburg, Victoria and Frank Sicre, Angela and Rick Ferazi, and Jennifer Ginsburg; as well as his seven grandchildren, Sean Johnson and Evan Sicre, Samantha, Francesca and Nicholas Ferazi, and Jakob and Logan Mainiero. Michael also leaves behind his brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Annie Ginsburg; his sister, Joy Ginsburg-Hendel; as well as his many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Private services will be held Tuesday with full military honors. The family will be sitting shiva between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the residence of Joy Ginsburg-Hendel in Boca West Country Club at 5402 Sawgrass Court, Boca Raton, FL 33434.

There will be a memorial service held in Glens Falls at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Beth El, 3 Marion Ave., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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  1. Nancy Plude
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    Nancy Plude - May 18, 2013 11:43 am
    Remembering the time that I worked at the Joy Store. Mike hired me the day after I turned 16 and I worked there until I graduated from High School. It was a great place to work and met many wonderful people there. My husband Doug worked there for a few years while he was in High School and my mother-in-law Lois Plude worked in the store for a few years and then moved across the street to the offices to work. Several of Doug's siblings also worked there as well as one of my sisters. It was a sad day when the store closed and then was torn down. Whenever we came back to the area for a visit we would always go to the Joy Store to visit people and shop. Our sincerest condolences to the Ginsburg family. I know that Mike will be missed by all.

    Doug and Nancy (Worth) Plude
    Va. Beach, VA
  2. radarjim
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    radarjim - May 16, 2013 12:46 pm
    Though I'm a '53 grad of SGF, I somehow wound up 'ramming around' with Mike, Benny, Al Yanklowitz, the Blanchard Boys, Art Nokes and gawdknows who else from that end of town back in the days that it's hard for me to recall the details... Whenever I'd drift back into 'Hometown, USA' from whatever state or country I'd just got back from, I'd somehow run into Mike and he'd buy me a drink "just to get the road-dust out"..
    Good times..good times...
    My mother especially admired "Young Mike" when she worked for him at the SGF Joy Store in the '70's...
    She worked for his dad back at the old Economy Store on Glen Street back in the day, too..
    That's how far back our relationship goes..
    Godspeed Mike ...I't's been a real trip, it has !

    Jim Selfridge
    Lady Lake, FL
  3. pursuit
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    pursuit - May 14, 2013 8:30 am
    Mike & i went to Glens Falls high and graduated in 1955 We were close friend's for several year's after. As our career's evolved we saw much less of each other but never lost contact. Mike would stop at my business from time to time to make a purchase or just visit . After I retired he would stop at my house / garage on Ridge road on his way to the lake to see my car collection or see what new project I was working on. We had a lot in common I will truly miss thes visit's and conversation's that covered many subject's
    My heartfelt condolences to the family.


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