WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Sam Eisenberg, 98, a founding partner of the White Plains law firm of Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever, LLP, died on Sept. 5.
Eisenberg was the winner of the Above the Bar Pace Setter Award in 2010. He served as Chair of the Mt. Vernon Zoning Board of Appeals, and was Associate Judge and then City Court Judge for the City of Mt. Vernon from 1978 through 1985. That year, he helped to found Kurzman, Eisenberg, Corbin & Lever.
“As lawyer and judge, Sam brought to the practice of law an integrity and a faith in the rule of law that has ennobled the legal profession,” said Joel Lever, a partner at Kurzman Eisenberg Corbin & Lever LLP.
Eisenberg served as President of the Emanuel Jewish Center, President of the Mt. Vernon Jewish Community Council, President of the Westchester Day School, President of the Westchester Jewish Conference, President of the Mt. Vernon High School P.T.A. and Vice-President of its Scholarship Fund, member of the Boards of Directors of the Beth El Center and the Mt. Vernon YMYWHA.
He graduated from Brooklyn College and Brooklyn Law School. He served as Captain U.S. Army Transportation Corps, Active duty 1943-1946, where he served among other assignments, as law member of General Courts Martial.
He was predeceased by his wife Anne. He is survived by children Arthur, Carol and Deborah; their spouses Susan, Richard and Joel; grandchildren Adam, Evan, Erica, Ethan, Dani and Ari; and great-grand children, Harry and Annabel.