Joyce "Joy" Greenberg

Obituary of Joyce "Joy" Phyllis Greenberg

Joyce ("Joy") Phyllis Greenberg (born Hanan) of Las Vegas, Nevada, born August 17, 1928, passed away peacefully on January 07, 2020, after courageously battling a series of health issues over the past 2 years. Joy grew up in Brooklyn, NY with her parents Jack and Mildred Hanan and her four beloved siblings; then, after her first marriage to Abraham Rudy, she married Ralph Greenberg, with whom she raised her family for many years in Cleveland. Joy and Ralph "retired" to Miami Beach, and then, after Ralph's death, Joy moved alone to Las Vegas for the climate and night life about 10 years ago. She leaves her children Susan (and Frederic) Jacobs of Chestnut Hill, MA, Arnold (and Nancy) Greenberg of Boynton Beach, FL, and Jack (and Elayne) Greenberg of Warner Robins, GA; along with eight grandchildren, Joy, Melissa (and Joseph Vacca) and Elana (and Nathan Brown) Jacobs; Hailey and Harrison (and Meghen) Greenberg; as well as Elizabeth (and Lance) Mabia, Heather (and Scott) Siple; and Lily (and Joshua) Ware; together with fourteen adorable great grandchildren. She will be missed by her sister Carole Kirschenbaum, sisters in law, Marilyn and Carin Hanan, as well as many dear nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband Ralph, and her brothers Joseph, Martin and David Hanan. Her family is thankful for her many dedicated caregivers in Las Vegas over the past 5 years, including Danett, Mary and Tammy, but especially May Bell, who, like a wise sister, was her guardian angel and steadfast support through her most difficult challenges. The generosity, dynamic spirit, creativity and delicious recipes of Joy Greenberg will be her lasting legacies. Her funeral will be held on Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 11:00_AM at the Levitt Weinstein Blasberg Rubin Chapel located at 18840 West Dixie Highway in North Miami Beach, Florida; with internment to follow at Mount Sinai Cemetery at 1125 NW 137th Street, Miami Florida. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be given to the charities of your choice.