Funeral Details

Gerald Morton Greenberg

April 7, 1930 - July 16, 2022

Memorial Contributions

Chabad Lubavitch of Westport
79 Newtown Turnpike
Westport, Connecticut 06880
Hebrew Educational Alliance of Denver
3600 South Ivanhoe Street
Denver, Colorado 80237

Understanding Shiva


Gerald "Jerry" Morton Greenberg, age 92, died peacefully on July 16, 2022. Beloved husband of 66 years of the late Blanche Rose Greenberg. Devoted son of the late Sam and Molly. Loving father of Russell (Robyn), Scott (Alison Zirn), and Gregory (Judy). Cherished grandfather of Alexi (Jameson O'Neill), Max (Michelle), Asher, Samantha (Matthew Lerner), Jeremy (fiancée Elianna Landau), Gabriella (Andrew Han), Adam and Rachael. Great grandfather of Blake Lerner. Dear brother of Arnold (Susan) Greenberg and the late Arlene (Alvin) Fishman. Son-in-law of the late Frank and Doris Shidler. Fond brother-in-law of Joan Slosberg and the late Zalle Shidler.
Jerry was born and lived his life in Denver, Colorado, where he attended Denver East High School. Jerry was an alumnus of the University of Colorado where he was affiliated with the Pi Sigma Delta fraternity. Jerry served in the U.S. Navy from December 1950 aboard the USS Whiteside and he received an honorable discharge in September 1954. Returning home from the military in 1954, Jerry wasted no time in finding his lifelong partner, Blanche Rose Shidler. They married nine months after meeting in August 1955.
Jerry was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of ECD Company. He had a prolific career as a real estate developer and operator, and was responsible for building and managing over 5,000 multifamily units and various industrial, office and self-storage properties. Beginning in 1985, Jerry's son Scott joined ECD Company and they were close partners and confidants for over 37 years. Together, Jerry and Scott developed ground up landmark multi-use properties and award-winning hotel developments. He remained active in business until his passing.
Jerry was a lucky man and deeply loved.
A private graveside service will be held Monday at 3:00pm CT. To attend the funeral livestream please visit Chicago Jewish Funerals website, Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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To the entire Greenberg family: Loved ones never truly leave us; they remain in our hearts forever. I will always remember Jerry coming in to theWit in our early days looking for his bags and making conversation. His hands on presence was inspirational. It wasn't because he had to be there, he wanted to be. May his memory be a blessing. My thoughts are with you all. - Ashley, theWit Hotel Chicago

Ashley Matzke
July 17, 2022
We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Jerry. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with all family at this time.

Bernie and Julie Greenberg
July 18, 2022
My heart goes out to all of you. May Uncle Jerry’s memory always be a blessing.

Cherie Lingelbach
July 18, 2022
We want to express our deepest condolences on the loss of this most vibrant and cherished man. May his memory be a blessing to all.

Allan and Caryn Zelinger
July 18, 2022