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Joseph Gottlieb, 90, of Manchester, died on Sunday, January 7th. He was born on August 31, 1927 at the Brooklyn Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. His parents were the late David and Anna (Stollman) Gottlieb. Joseph was predeceased by his beloved wife, Edith (Fineberg) Gottlieb, in 2008. He was the proud grandfather of Andrew, Katya and Noa Gottlieb. He was the loving father of Marc Gottlieb of Manchester, Lori Gottlieb of West Hartford, and Scott Gottlieb and his wife, Hiroko Muraki Gottlieb, of Wilton. His loving sister, Sylvia Sklar of Colchester, and his devoted nephews and nieces also survive him. He was predeceased by two other sisters, Ida Seplowitz and Mary Kivel. In the early years of his life Joseph lived with his family on Herzl Street in Brooklyn. His family moved to West Willington, CT when he was eleven years old to a working poultry farm. As a young man, he worked as a salesman in 1950s Chicago, then returned to Connecticut to pursue other business opportunities. Joseph moved his family to Manchester in 1961 and lived in the same house on Scott Drive ever since. Although he had to take on other responsibilities as the owner and president of two businesses - The Delta Wire and Steel Company and The Norton Corporation of New England - he never lost his love for the thrill of making the sale. Joseph was a congregant of Temple Beth Sholom (later Temple Beth Sholom B’nai Israel) in Manchester. He was an accomplished bridge player, inveterate storyteller and devotee of the New York Times crossword puzzle. Joseph was also a low-handicap golfer and competitive tennis player and was a long-time member of the Neipsic Tennis Club in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He and his wife Edith traveled far and wide and would often speak of their adventures in Africa, Asia and Europe. He was a loyal fan of the New York Giants and UCONN basketball and truly reveled in their recent successes. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 (TODAY) 10:30 a.m., at the Temple Beth Sholom Memorial Park in Manchester. His family will observe Shiva at Lori’s home in West Hartford on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3-6 p.m., with a Minyan Service at 4:15pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Edith Gottlieb Fund at Beth Sholom B’nai Israel in Manchester or the Emanuel Synagogue in West Hartford. Ladd Turkington & Carmon Funeral Home in Vernon has care of the arrangements. Please visit us at www.carmonfuneralhome.com for online condolences and guest book.