Richard Kleinberg died on May 24. He was 77.

Richard was born in the Weequahic section of Newark, N.J., which is why Philip Roth was his favorite author. He went to Rutgers University and Rutgers Law School.

Richard worked in commercial real estate for most of his adult life. He had a special love for Martha’s Vineyard and was deeply engaged with the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center and other organizations on the Island. He has been coming to the Vineyard for over 33 years and has lived here permanently for eight years.

Richard is survived by his wife Sharon Kleinberg; children Rachel Kleinberg, Mark Schnitzer and Jess and Mike Carroll; five grandchildren; and siblings Jane Carroll and Bob Kleinberg.

Donations in his memory can be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center, PO Box 692, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568