Sanibel, FL- Alan Greenspan, 90, of Sanibel and Wilmington, VT, died April 22 at his home in Florida.
Born in Perth Amboy, NJ, on March 10, 1931, he was the son of the late Phillip and Serena (Kelsey) Greenspan.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Alice (Braverman); daughters Peggy Johansen, Elizabeth Ahle, and Randi Greenspan; stepdaughters Melissa (Menashe Ben-David) Laidlaw, Katherine Konner, and Abby (Jim) Robertson, 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Mr. Greenspan attended PS No. 7 in Perth Amboy, graduated from the George School in 1948, earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and his MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University. Drafted in October 1953 to the US Army 101st Division Korea, 4th Army area, he spent nine months in combat intelligence. After serving his country, he began his career at LF Rothschild, NY, starting as an analyst and rising to partner in 1971. He moved to Oppenheimer Co. Inc., and then to Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center. He was an active Charter Member of the Windows on the World Club until the 9/11 WTC disaster.
Mr. Greenspan retired on January 1, 2003. He and Alice bought Sunshine Hill in Wilmington, VT in 1982 and moved permanently to Vermont in 2009. He devoted much time and energy to Wilmington’s community life: driving for RSVP, joining the Rotary Club, and receiving the Paul Harris Award for his service. He enjoyed acting in local theater, volunteering with the Friends of Historic Memorial Hall, and SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). An active member of Congregation Beth El, he advised the temple on financial investing. He was devoted to his organic vegetable garden, supplying some local restaurants and competing in county fairs.
Always the raconteur, Mr. Greenspan will be remembered for his love of a good joke.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday, May 3, at 1 pm in Riverview Cemetery, Wilmington, VT. There are no visiting hours. If friends desire memorial gifts in Alan’s honor may be made to Rotary Club, Friends of Historic Memorial Hall or Congregation Beth-El, c/o Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send the family personal condolences visit www.sheafuneralhomes.com.