Founder of State Electric Supply, Service Wire Company dies

Arthur “Art” Weisberg died on Nov. 24 at the age of 88.

Art, son of the late Gussie Kallman Weisberg and the late Phillip Weisberg, was born Jan. 6, 1924, in New York City.

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He founded State Electric Supply Company in 1952 and Service Wire Company in 1968, which he owned and grew over the years. Art remained active in the daily activities of both businesses until his passing.

Art served in the Army with valor in Europe during World War II and graduated from City College of New York with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He was a member of B’Nai Sholom Congregation in Huntington, W.Va. and B’Nai Jacob Synagogue in Charleston, W.Va.

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He is survived by his wife Joan and his children, Pamela Weisberg of Los Angeles, Calif., Martha (and Mark) Barvin of Houston, Texas, Louis (and Liz) Weisberg of Charleston, W.Va., Seth (and Rivka) Weisberg of Houston and Charlie (and Amanda) Weisberg of Phoenix, Ariz. He also leaves behind 11 grandchildren, Simon and Kalman Weisberg, Eric, Joshua and Daniel Barvin, Trish and Marlo Weisberg, Adrian and Moses Weisberg, Asher and Samuel Weisberg. Art is also survived by his brother, Fred (and Joan) Weisberg of Dallas, Texas; and his brother-in-law, Stephen (and Lynn) Meyer of Charleston.

The funeral service will be conducted at noon on Nov. 26, at B’Nai Sholom Congregation, In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to B’Nai Sholom Congregation Education Fund, the Huntington Museum of Art, or a charity of your choice.

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