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In Memoriam: Linda Garrett Greenberg ’63

Linda Garrett Greenberg ’63 of New York, N.Y., an educator and trustee emerita of Bucknell University, died Oct. 4.

An English major at Bucknell, Greenberg showcased her performing and literary talents as a member of Cap & Dagger Drama Club, the literary magazine Fire and Ice, and The Bucknellian. She went on to earn a master’s in speech and theatre from Columbia University and for many years taught speech and communications at Montclair State University and Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Greenberg joined the Board of Trustees in 1995 and served on several of its committees, including education and long-range planning. After completing her term in 2013, she received trustee emerita status in 2014. She contributed to the University community through many other activities, including as a member of the boards of the Alumni Association and the Association for the Arts, program chair for her 30th Reunion, and co-chair of the gift drive for her 40th Reunion. In 2000, she and her husband, Frederic, established the Frederic & Linda Greenberg Fund for Jewish Life & Learning to nurture the life of the Jewish community at Bucknell and to deepen the understanding of Jewish thought, history and traditions among students of all faiths.

She was also president of the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, N.J., and served on the boards of the Actors Company Theatre in New York City and the Waterfront Playhouse in Key West, Fla. She and Frederic also were among the founding members of Bnai Keshet in Montclair. Survivors include three sons and grandchildren.

One thought on “In Memoriam: Linda Garrett Greenberg ’63”

  1. I was so sorry to read about Linda. I am stunned and sad. My husband and I spent such good times with Fred and Linda in New York when we were trying to figure what we were going to do with our lives. I had been thinking about Linda recently because I have a granddaughter who loves musical theatre and breaks into song at the drop of a hat much as Linda did Linda’s flair and glamour were very special. — Judith Cohen ’62

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