Nathan G. Steinberg was born in Shanghai, China in 1920 to Russian parents (Olga and Gregorovich Steinberg) who fled Russia before the Russian Revolution. He obtained a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemistry from St. Johns University in Shanghai and married Ursula Werthon in Shanghai before immigrating to the United States via Panama after WWII. Once in the US he received a Masters Degree in Chemistry from Brooklyn Poly-Tech and later a Ph.D from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. He had a long and productive career working as a research chemist for Merck Pharmaceuticals, Rahway and over his lifetime, obtained many patents in his field.
In 1988 he married Maureen Power. They lived in Clark together until his death on March 13th after a valiant battle with Alzheimers Disease.
In his spare time, Nathan loved Martial Arts, earning Black Belts in both Karate and Aikido. He also played the violin and loved classical music. According to his two children, Vivian and Gregory Steinberg, he was a diehard Yankee fan who attended games whenever possible.
In addition to his daughter, Vivian Steinberg, and his son, Gregory Steinberg, he is survived by his wife, Maureen Power Steinberg and her three children Dawn, Frank and John DeSantis as well as his daughter-in-law Kristin Koe Steinberg and his 3 beloved grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, and Rebecca Steinberg. He will always be remembered to them as Papa Nate.
Services will be held on Wednesday, March 16th at 10 a.m. in the Higgins Home for Funerals, 209 West 8th Street, Plainfield. Interment will be in Beth Israel Cemetery, Woodbridge.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory can be made to the Alzheimers Association, 400 Morris Avenue, Suite 251, Denville, NJ 07834 or the Center for Hope Hospice, 176 Hussa Street, Linden, NJ 07036