Harold Ivan (“Hal”) Steinberg, 86, of Arlington and Boca Raton, Fla., died Oct. 25. Hal was born to Benjamin Steinberg and Beatrice Rottenberg Steinberg in 1935. After graduating at the age of 16 from New York City’s Stuyvesant High School, Hal went on to Syracuse University majoring in marketing, with the intention of joining the family men’s shirt manufacturing business. Syracuse was also where he met Rosalie Bomze, who he would later marry and with whom he would have three wonderful children. They remained happily married for 29 years until her death.
In the Air Force, he flew single engine jets. In 1961, he earned his MBA at New York University and joined Peat, Marwick & Mitchell (now KPMG) specializing in government financial management. In 1981, he was appointed associate director for management at the Office of Management and Budget. While at OMB, he established the Inspector General Program, implemented the single audit and the CFO Act of 1990 to bring better financial management to the federal government.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 25 years, Lana Goald Steinberg; daughter, Karen Kennedy (Alan); son Peter Steinberg (Dr. Sarah Steinberg); son Daniel Steinberg (Capt. U.S. Navy Physician Marlena Sanchez); his sister, Rosalind Rosenbluth (Herbert); and his five adoring grandsons, Devon Kennedy, Ross Kennedy, Charlie Steinberg, Henry Steinberg and Benjamin Steinberg. Donations may be made to Hal Steinberg Memorial Fund c/o Association of Government Accountants, 2208 Mt. Vernon Ave. Alexandria, VA 22301-1314