Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center Mourns the Loss of Longtime Resident Goldie Steinberg
LONG BEACH, NEW YORK — Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center has sadly announced that Goldie Steinberg, a longtime Grandell resident, passed away on August 16 at the age of 114. Ms. Steinberg was the sixth-oldest person in the world, the second-oldest resident in New York State and was believed to be the oldest-living Jewish person in the world. She is survived by her two children, her four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Ms. Steinberg was born October 30, 1900 in Chisinau (now called Kishinev) in the region of Moldova (now part of Romania) and one of eight children. At the age of three, she survived the Kishinev pogrom, in which rioters over three days killed more than 40 Romanian Jews, injured 600 and destroyed 1,500 homes and businesses.
She immigrated to the United States at the age of 23, after her uncle offered her and her sister the opportunity. Then residing in Brooklyn, Goldie worked as a seamstress, sewing draperies and dresses. She met her husband, the late Phillip Steinberg, while a member of a society of Eastern Europeans. The couple moved to an apartment in Brooklyn and had two children. Her husband died in 1967, but she continued to live in the apartment until 2004, when she moved into Grandell.
During her stay at Grandell, she spent her time watching the New York Yankees on T.V., knitting and helping out fellow residents. One night, when her roommate was coughing, she walked over to her and gave her a cough drop.
“Goldie was a very special person,” said her grandson, Peter Kutner. “She was one-of-a-kind. She was also a very selfless person; she always put others before herself. She was a fixture at Grandell; she will be deeply missed.”
“Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center mourns the passing of Goldie Steinberg,” said Baruch Giberstien, Administrator at Grandell Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. “She touched the lives of all the residents here. She will be remembered as a warm, caring person. She was an inspiration to all of the residents and staff. She showed so many how you can live a productive and rewarding life well into longevity.”
For more information on Grandell Rehab and Nursing Center, visiting hours, or general inquiries, contact Baruch Giberstien at 516-889-1100 or visit www.GrandellRehab.com.
* Photo of Ms. Steinberg is attached and available upon request.
About Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
Located in Long Beach, New York, Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a 278-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation care center providing 24-hour comprehensive inpatient care — long-term and short-term — to adults of all ages, offering individuals the opportunity to develop skills essential to restoring their independence. Its rehabilitation department focuses on programs to re-establish activities of daily living for its patients and offers occupational, physical and speech therapy. Specialized services are also available for intravenous therapy, wound care, respiratory care and cardiac rehabilitation. The AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill is available for patients to help improve their mobility and assist them in achieving their rehabilitation goals. Grandell Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a Glatt Kosher facility under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim of Queens. For more information, call (516) 889-1100 or visit www.grandellrehab.com.