Seymour “Sy” Scheinberg, chair and professor of history emeritus, died Sept. 29 at the age of 85. A memorial service will be held at 1p.m. Oct. 3 in the chapel of Harbor Lawn, Mt. Olive Cemetery, 1625 Gisler Ave., Costa Mesa.
Among the College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ founding faculty, Scheinberg joined the University in 1969 and received emeritus status in 1999.
The New York native received his bachelor’s degree from California State College at Los Angeles (now Cal State LA), and his master’s and doctorate degrees from Claremont Graduate School (now Claremont Graduate University). His areas of research and expertise included the history, culture and art of India; the history of Bhutan, the Himalayas and Nepal; and Jewish history.
In 2004, Scheinberg was honored for “distinguished contributions to Holocaust education” at the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s Lessons and Legacies Conference.
A scholarship in his honor is being set up to support Jewish studies. Gifts can be made to “Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation” or “CSFPF,” with the memo “Scheinberg Scholarship,” and mailed to:
Cal State Fullerton College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Attn: Alina Mircea-Trotz
800 N. State College Blvd., H211
Fullerton, CA 92831