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Norman F. Steinberg, co-founder of insurance company Mayer & Steinberg, Inc. and world traveler, dies – Baltimore Sun

Norman F. Steinberg, co-founder of insurance company Mayer & Steinberg, Inc., died of Parkinson’s disease June 22 at his home in Pikesville. While widely known for his insurance specialization and hard work, Mr. Steinberg also treasured family, travel and the little things in life. The former longtime resident of Pikesville was 91 years old.

Mr. Steinberg, son of grocery store owners Julia and Irvin Steinberg, was born in Baltimore.

After graduating from Baltimore City Community College in 1948, Mr. Steinberg attended the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy for two years before fulfilling his calling to start an insurance agency. he co-founded Mayer & Steinberg, Inc. with partner Alex Mayer in 1959.

“For him, it wasn’t just about selling something, it was about having that integrity and that knowledge to be able to tell people what services they really needed,” said his daughter Joy Robinson.

Mr. Steinberg quickly became a leading expert in the industry, earning a Chartered Property Damage Underwriter designation for specializing in risk management and property and casualty insurance. He also helped start a program that would help others learn more about the ins and outs of the insurance industry.

Along with having a driven work ethic and making a name for himself in the insurance world, Mr. Steinberg also enjoyed traveling the world and spending time with his family.

He has traveled to every continent in the world except Antarctica, according to Ms Robinson.

“It was really nice to see that he relished all the places he traveled. He wasn’t scared, he always wanted to try everything.

Mr. Steinberg frequently bonded with others he met on his travels around the world, creating meaningful friendships with people from other states or countries that would last for decades. He would fully embrace cultural traditions and seek authentic experiences in each country he visited.

Additionally, Mr. Steinberg loved photography and capturing the memories he would create during his various adventures.

“Every time he traveled out of the country, he would come back and do a slide show for people to see,” said his brother, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Melvin “Mickey” Steinberg.

Ms Robinson described her father as someone who constantly enjoyed living and learning.

“He was very intelligent, very intelligent and had a sense of understanding things. He would always have life lessons to teach us.

He was an active and outgoing person who enjoyed a variety of activities including dancing, golf, tennis, attending shows, traveling and meeting new people. He was a good listener and someone people could rely on for everything.

Ms Robinson recalls a time when she needed her father to pick her up from Ocean City when his car broke down and she got stuck with a friend. Her father was out dancing that night but dropped everything to pick up his daughter once she called him saying she needed him.

“I knew if I called him he would come,” Robinson said. “That was the thing – we could always count on him to be there and for all of us.”

Former Lieutenant Governor Steinberg also testifies to this by recalling his early childhood years with his older brother, with whom he shared a “close” and “special” relationship.

As a child, Mr. Steinberg’s younger brother often fell ill at school.

“We only lived a few blocks from elementary school – so my brother carried me home on his shoulders,” his brother said. “He always took care of me. He was my big brother.”

In addition to their childhood closeness, they also fostered a caring relationship throughout former Lieutenant Governor Steinberg’s election campaigns.

“He was always very proud of me. He was proud of my accomplishments and everything, and he was very active in my campaign. He really appreciated everything I achieved, as much as I did. had no jealousy – he was always just proud of me for different things.

A month or two after former Lt. Governor Steinberg was formally removed from office, it was only then that Mr. Steinberg applied for Florida residency, signaling that he had wanted to stay close to his brother throughout his election campaigns and his stay in Florida. Desk.

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“I think he felt he wanted to be able to vote and continue to support and contribute to my election. He was that guy.

Mr. Steinberg possessed the special quality of being able to savor and appreciate all the simple things that life had to offer him – things that others may ignore or take for granted. Whether it’s family outings to the beach, spending the night on a dance floor with his beloved wife, playing with his grandkids, or stumbling upon a generic Costco drink that has almost exactly the Like Gray Goose, Mr. Steinberg had a “joie de vivre,” according to his daughter, a joie de vivre.

“It’s interesting to see someone so well-rounded and to have that appreciation for all those things. He thought it wasn’t about the destination, it was about the journey. And he really savored all those things. moments and moments with his children, his grandchildren, his friends, his colleagues, ”Ms Robinson said.

He is survived by his children, Sharon Rose Yospe, Steven Steinberg and Joy Robinson; as well as his grandchildren and 10 great-grandsons.

He is also survived by his brother, former Lieutenant Governor Melvin “Mickey” Steinberg, and his loving companion, Mary Grodnitzky.

Bettye Elaine Steinberg, his beloved wife of 62 years, died in October 2013.

Services were held at the Sol Levinson Chapel in Pikesville on June 26.