David Greenberg, 85  


MALIBU, CALIF. – David H. Greenberg of Malibu passed away on June 9. David was born on December 28, 1935, in Providence to first-generation Jewish immigrants Morris and Charlotte Greenberg. He graduated from Hope High School and Bryant College, now Bryant University, before moving to California. 

David was a well-respected personal injury and employment law trial attorney for over 55 years, representing primarily minority and socio-economically challenged plaintiffs and practiced law at his firm Greenberg & Ruby until his passing. David was an entrepreneur who enjoyed many business adventures including many years in commercial real estate, starting an apartment painting and repair service called One Call Apartment Service, operating a computer processing business and inventing a new sport called Cycle Soccer Polo. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-60.  

In 2017, David wrote his autobiography and memoirs, a novel and a set of life musings for his children and grandchildren. David’s motto in life, and the message he strove to teach his children and grandchildren, was, “No matter how many times you try and fail, keep fighting and keep believing in yourself.” Nothing meant more to David than his family; he was a devoted and beloved father and grandfather to his three children and four grandchildren and generous in every way to those he cared about.  

David was preceded in death by his daughter Dove Greenberg. He is survived by his wife, Diane Greenberg, and daughters Julie Greenberg and Tricia Schoenbaum; son-in-law Daniel Schoenbaum; four grandchildren, Cody Rudman, Wyatt Rudman, Emma Schoenbaum and Noah Schoenbaum; as well as his brother Jerald Greenberg and sister Rosalie Goldman.  

The family asks that you consider a donation to Chabad Malibu at https://www.jewishmalibu.com/ or plant a tree in his memory.