Robert James Ginsberg, longtime resident of Mexico Beach, Florida, passed away on February 20, 2018, at the age of 82. Bob had a distinguished 40-plus year career in Consumer Packaging, Marketing, R&D, and Manufacturing at companies including Mars, Inc., Seagrams, Stroh’s Brewery, Warner Lambert, 3M, and Cadbury Schweppes, and his own Phoenix Packaging Design. His post-retirement political career includes Mayor Pro Tem of Mexico Beach, Florida; President of Bay County League of Cities; Vice Chairman of Legislative Affairs for NW Florida. Bob served on the Board of the Transportation Planning Organizations Bay County, Florida, and as Chairman of Mexico Beach Planning and Zoning Board. He was a member of many civic and professional organizations, including advisory boards for Michigan State University, from which he graduated ('58), where he was a member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity, and University of Detroit (MBA). In 1981, MSU named him Packaging Man of the Year.
Bob is survived by his wife, Barbara; his six children, Michelle, Melanie, Melissa, Marcie, Michael and Marc and their families, including 12 grandchildren; his sister, Judith, and her husband Mendel. Bob is predeceased by his first wife, Sheila Ginsberg, mother of his six children; and his brother, Gerald. Bob was loved immensely and will be greatly missed. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. If you wish to honor Bob Ginsberg’s memory with a donation, please consider Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the St. Joseph Bay Humane Society, in Port St Joe, Florida, or the Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice.