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Sumner Fineberg



Sumner Fineberg, 99, of Saline, Michigan, died on 01 November 2021.

The Funeral was held at GRAVESIDE on Wednesday, 03 November 2021 at 2:00 PM .

Rabbi Josh Whinston officiated.

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Interment at Washtenong Memorial Park.

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The family of Sumner Myron Fineberg is sad to announce his passing at the age of 99 on November 1, 2021, in Saline, Michigan.

Sumner was born in Chelsea, Massachusetts on May 22, 1922. He served in World War II, and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the war, he moved to Chicago and became an art student at The Bauhaus Institute of Design. Sumner always regarded his years there as the greatest influence of his life. Even in his final years, he was involved in the rebirth of the Bauhaus. His work is on display at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Bauhaus Archive Museum in Berlin. He met and married Mickey Dorsky in 1949, and moved to Birmingham, Alabama where they raised two children, Keith and Jill. Sumner’s artistic skills led him to work in the advertising field, with jobs at Sparrow Advertising, and Luckie & Forney Advertising. He and his wife owned a modern furniture and accessories store called Modern Manor in Mountain Brook Village. He then moved to Atlanta and was Production Manager at McDonald and Little, where he handled many national accounts.

Sumner then moved to High Point, North Carolina to take a job with The Alderman Company. He met his second wife, Ruth Rose, in Jamestown, NC, and together they ran The Framin’ Place at Friendly Village in Greensboro. After retiring, he and Ruth moved to Saline, Michigan in 2016, and resided at StoryPoint Senior Living where he lived with Ruth until her passing in 2019.

Sumner is predeceased by his parents, Philip and Ida Fineberg, and his sisters, Florence Fineberg and Esther Tenofsky, of Boston, Massachusetts. Sumner is survived by his son, Keith Fineberg, and his wife, Lynn Barr of Milan, Michigan; his daughter Jill Fineberg of Santa Fe, New Mexico; and his stepson, Cliff Rose and his wife Rachel of Jacksonville, Florida. Sumner will also be missed by his grandchildren: Zac Fineberg and his wife Emily of Ann Arbor Michigan, Whitaker Fineberg of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Michael Rose and Jeffrey Rose and his wife Jillian of Jacksonville, Florida. He will be missed by many other family members, and colleagues in the art world. The family would also like to personally thank the staff at StoryPoint, including Erin Griffiths and Jody Seitz, and all of the wonderful caregivers from HomeWatch Caregivers, especially Ylonda Siegert, for their care and compassion.

It is suggested that those who wish to further honor the memory of Sumner Fineberg may do so by making a contribution to:

Bauhaus Chicago Foundation
324 Osage Street
Park Forest, IL 60466-2111
708-898-2602
http://www.bauhauschicago.org/support.html
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