Alan Hardy Ginsberg

- Aug 19, 2016

Alan's Story

Corea - COREA - Alan Hardy Ginsberg, 73, of Corea died Aug. 19, 2016, at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital in Ellsworth after a brief illness.
Ginsberg was born in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 29, 1942, where he grew up, attending Trinity University there and graduating suma cum laude in 1963, with a bachelor's degree in history. After teaching eighth grade for two years in the San Antonio area, he enrolled at Louisiana State University in Baton Rogue, where he earned a master's degree in American history in 1967. He also completed his doctorate in American history and Constitutional law at LSU in 1971.
Between 1969 and 1997 Ginsberg taught history, political science and Spanish at College of the Mainland in Texas City, Texas, before retiring to Maine in 1997. He subsequently taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Maine in Augusta and at City College in Bangor.
On April 9, 1966, Ginsberg and Emily van Duyvendijk were married in her hometown of New Orleans. The couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last April at their home in Corea, where Emily continues to live.
Alan was predeceased by his parents, Sam and Lillian Ginsberg. He is survived by his wife Emily and a brother, Leon Ginsberg of Columbia, South Carolina. He is also survived by two daughters and their families. Leah Susannah (Ginsberg) Mathis and her husband Ralph of Lamoine have three children: Ezekial, Jeremiah and Gabriel. Stephanie Rebekah (Ginsberg) Lovely and her husband Darcy of Bangor have one child: Matthew.
Alan Ginsberg was cremated. No memorial service has been planned.
Published on  September 10, 2016 in
Bangor Daily News
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