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.