Irving Ginsburg
Born 1921
Died 12/1942 in Oswego, NY


Oswego Palladium Times May 8 1943
Guard was being pressed at the eastern end of Lake Ontario today following the discovery of the body of Irving Ginsburg, 21, second class seaman of Syracuse, at Southwick Beach Saturday. Lieutenant Wilson is the only one of six Coast-guardsmen, who lost their lives in the Oswego harbor mouth last December, whose body has not been recovered. Ginsburgs body was identified Sunday through dental records. As was the case with all the other bodies have been found, the body was badly decomposed and with only scraps of clothing. Discovery of the body was made by Milton Southwick, a farmer. It was lying on the lake shore between Southwick and Jefferson beaches. Ginsburg lived in Oswego as a boy with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David Ginsburg now of 346 Oakwood avenue, Syracuse. He was interested in athletics and played on the Little Oswego eleven. A powerful swimmer, he made an heroic effort to save his life when the picket-boat, carrying eight men, struck on East Light and overturned. Thrown into the water, he tried in every way to reach the east break-wall. Survivors said that at one time he was quite dose to the break-wall, but was unable to make it. Burial will be made in Adath Yeshurun cemetery. Besides his parents, Ginsburg is survived by two brothers, Seaman 2nd Class Seymour Ginsburg who enlisted shortly after his brothers death and who is now serving with the Coast Guard and Joseph Ginsburg, two sisters Frances and Doris Ginsburg. The first bodies were discovered 5 months after the tragedy.
Burial Location
David Ginsburg Veteran WWI
Born 4/18/1898
Died 3/17/2000 in DeWitt (Syracuse), NY
Mollie Ginsburg
Died 5/16/1981 in DeWitt (Syracuse), NY