In Loving Memory of Dr. Robert N. Weinberger

Dr. Robert N. Weinberger

Dr. Robert N. Weinberger

Bellaire, TX and formerly of Scranton, PA April 25, 1950 ~ June 8, 2016 Date of Service: June 10, 2016

Known to his friends as “Bob”, to his family as “Bobby”, to his patients as “Dr. Bob”, and to his office staff as “Weinberger”, Dr. Robert N. Weinberger, formerly of Scranton, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully in the evening on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, in Houston, Texas, with his family by his side.

Born in Scranton, son of the late Harold “Heshy” and Roslyn Gildar Weinberger, Dr. Weinberger practiced as a clinical psychologist for over 40 years in the Greater Houston Area. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston and received his doctorate from Oklahoma State University in 1977. His devotion and passion to help others led him to establish his own practice, The Weinberger Clinic, PLLC, in 2015. He also established his presence as an amazing public speaker and touched audiences far beyond the scope of Houston. He truly knew how to engage audiences, capture their undivided attention, and make them laugh.

Throughout his career, Dr. Weinberger was a prevalent member of his community. His care was compassionate yet straightforward and always included elements of his unique sense of humor. Over the years, Dr. Weinberger developed a particular interest in treating children, adolescents, and young adults. He carried a reputation among these patients as the “66-year-old teenager”. In his work with this community, he touched the lives of many parents, grandparents, clergy, counselors, and school administrators.

Dr. Weinberger had a love of travel and exploration. He founded HIS Tours, LLC, a program that offered opportunities for kids to study abroad and religious congregations to travel to the Holy Land of Israel.

Personally, Dr. Weinberger was as passionate about his family as he was his work.  Always popping-in unexpectedly to visit family members and attend functions was his signature trait. He also made it a priority to travel to pay respects to his parents and other family members who had passed away. He was devoted to his family. He was a loving husband, a caring sibling, a compassionate father and father-in-law, an attentive uncle, an interested godfather, and most recently, a proud grandfather. He is survived by Lennie, his loving wife of 40 years; his three beloved children and daughter-in-law – son, Evan and wife, Diane; daughters, Lee and Kate; and, his grandson, and newest joy in his life, Samuel. Also surviving are his brothers, Atty. Jerry Weinberger, Steven Weinberger, Dr. Richard Weinberger; and his sister Nancy Ben-Dov; as well as nieces and nephews.

Services will be held to honor and remember Dr. Weinberger on Friday, June 10, 2016, at 10:00 am at Carlucci-Golden-DeSantis Funeral Home, Inc., 318 E. Drinker Street, Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Intermentto follow in the Dalton Jewish Cemetery. Dr. Weinberger was a dedicated supporter to many Jewish organizations. Donations in his name can be made to the Harold Weinberger Endowment at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania; The Shul of Bellaire or The Bellaire Jewish Center in Bellaire, Texas.

Due to the onset of the holy days of Shavous, an abbreviated period of shiva will be observed following the interment, Friday only from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Jewish Home of Eastern PA, 1101 Vine St., Scranton, PA 18510.

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Karen and Joe Potenza
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Condolences to the Weinberger Family on the Death of Bobby Weinberger
Reply #14 on : Wed June 29, 2016, 18:55:02
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Joe and I are so saddened by the death of "Uncle Bobby". He was so young and vibrant. He always kept us in his thoughts, as we did him and we will miss him very much. We are glad that we had a chance to see him, Lennie and Evan and Kate and Lee last year in Houston. It was really like old times and I can't think of anything more special than to still be a small part of the family...and Bobby always made us feel that way. We are also happy that he had a chance to know Samuel, who looks quite like him. Bobby will be remembered by everyone who ever came into his aura.

With love,
Karen and Joe
Dr, Caren Gertner Fritts
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Shock and Sadness upon hearing of Bob's Death
Reply #13 on : Fri June 17, 2016, 21:12:10
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Tonight at services at Congregation Beth Yeshurun in Houston, there to honor my own father, Gilbert Gertner, who passed away last Friday, June 10th, I was shocked to hear Bob's name listed alongside my father's. We have stayed in touch through the years, but Bob always left me believing there would be a next time, in spite of his health challenges. Having met Bob and Lennie as board members for JNF 30+ years ago our friendships grew. May his memory be a blessing. I know through his dedication to Lennie, his family, his patients and his community, Bob will live on.
Rev. Paul Nazarian
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Bob loved life!
Reply #12 on : Mon June 13, 2016, 17:25:29
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I got to know Bob when I was the Youth Pastor at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church back in 1988. He was the best adolescent counselor I have known. He could connect with youth even when they didn't want to be there. He had a great sense of humor and enjoyed making others smile. He also was a great encourager and cared for those of us who also cared for others. Bob, out of nowhere, would call me up and say, "Paul, I'm going to the Holy Land next week. Do you want to come?" One time, he asked if I wanted to go to Montreal and I just happened to have the week off and I said, "YES!" He was a great host and I treasure the time we had together. Bob had the gift of hospitality and invited me (and I know many others) to celebrate Passover at his house with family and friends. Lennie and family, thank you for sharing Bob with us. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know God used him to bring light and life to so many people!
Father Dominic Pistone
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Passing of Bob Weinberger
Reply #11 on : Sat June 11, 2016, 15:27:12
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I am grateful to God that He put Bob in my path some 30 years ago. This compassionate man was responsible for the transformation of many teens that I sent him and the recovery of many families. On behalf of the thousands of lives he touched I say to God, "Thank You very Much!"
Jack and Elaine Barrett
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Re: In Loving Memory of Dr. Robert N. Weinberger
Reply #10 on : Fri June 10, 2016, 20:32:12
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Our deepest sympathy to the Weinberger Familly on their loss.
Jack and Elaine Barrett
Posts: 14
Re: In Loving Memory of Dr. Robert N. Weinberger
Reply #9 on : Fri June 10, 2016, 20:31:16
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Our deepest sympathy to the Weinberger Familly on their loss.
Deborah Meyers Hancock MD, John Hancock MD PhD , Jonathan Hancock and Daniel Hancock
Posts: 14
Tribute to "Dr Bob"
Reply #8 on : Thu June 09, 2016, 18:51:40
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Our family will never forget the amazing care that "Dr Bob" gave to our family and our sons during a most challenging period. Because of his skill, attention, and committment our sons are now healthy and well. It was clear that this profession was his passion, and it was always personal. I will never ever forget him; his intelligence, his insights, his careful listening style, and his clever sense of humor. The extent of his kindness was overwhelming and we will miss him as a clnician, a friend, and one of those incredibly special people that you have the privilege to meet in life.
Carol Gallion and family
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Dr Bob
Reply #7 on : Thu June 09, 2016, 18:32:05
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Dr Bob was a good and caring friend to me and to my family, and a dedicated partner in the ministry of healing minds and heart of those he served.
Lisa and Mark Golden
Posts: 14
Dr. Robert Weinberger
Reply #6 on : Thu June 09, 2016, 17:33:08
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Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss.
Phyllis Feibus
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Condolences to Weinberger Family
Reply #5 on : Thu June 09, 2016, 13:01:20
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What a terrible loss...I was shocked & saddened to learn of Bobby's death in Rabbi Sak's Dvar Torah. I have fond memories of Bobby during our days growing up in Scranton. I've got special memories of Yom Tovs that Bobby & I spent with families in Oklahoma City during my law school days when Bobby traveled from Stillwater, OK to OKC. May his beautiful soul rest in peace.
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