D. Herbert Beskind


On Feb. 9, D. Herbert Beskind of Washington, D.C. Beloved father of Ellen (Peter) Safir of Washington D.C., Susan (Michael) Lelyveld, of Lexington, Mass. and Joanne Elkin of New York. Beskind, the son of Rose and Morris Beskind, was born July 18, 1915 in Brooklyn. He attended PS 193 and graduated from James Madison High School. He attended Dartmouth College, from which he received an A.B. in 1936, continuing on at the Tuck School to take business courses. He received his M.S. in business administration from Columbia University in 1938. During World War II he served as a lieutenant in the Maritime Services War Shipping Administration Training Organization and was posted to New London, Conn. He was honorably discharged in September 1945. Beskind served on the board of the Jewish Family Service of New York, and on the board of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York. Beskind was married to Dorothy Levitt and to Serena Martin Trigona. Both marriages ended in divorce. In addition to his daughters, Beskin is survived by grandsons Archie (Sarah) and Roland (Alicia) Smart, Jesse Safir (Alexandra), and Victor Lelyveld, granddaughter Kate Elkin, and great-grandchildren Jack Smart, Gwendolyn Smart and Grant Smart.

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