Saul Greenberg; led department at West Chester U.

Saul H. Greenberg
Saul H. Greenberg
Posted: October 30, 2012

Saul H. Greenberg, 78, of West Chester, former chair of the criminal justice department at West Chester University, died Saturday, Oct. 27, of heart disease at his home.

Dr. Greenberg was a professor at West Chester for 32 years and chaired the criminal justice department for several years before retiring in the late 1990s. He kept in touch with former students, several of whom went on to become police chiefs, his wife, Louise Mason Greenberg, said.

For 25 years, while teaching and after he retired, Dr. Greenberg was a psychologist for police departments in the area and was involved in testing recruits for the Delaware County and Reading Police Academies.

He was also a consultant to Handi-Crafters, which operates employment and support service programs for mentally disabled people in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

He was a founder of Camp Cadet of Chester County in 1971 and continued to be a consultant. Modeled after the State Police Academy, the weeklong summer camp provides young people with an understanding of law enforcement activities and teaches teamwork, respect for authority, and the benefits of making good decisions.

Dr. Greenberg was a member of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, among other professional organizations.

A native of Pottsville, Pa., Dr. Greenberg earned bachelor's and master's degrees in counseling from Pennsylvania State University. He earned a law degree from the University of Maryland.

He was a psychologist at a state mental hospital in Harrisburg before joining the West Chester faculty.

He was a Phillies fan and an antique-car buff, his wife said. He was a member of the Cadillac-LaSalle Club and other vintage car clubs, and exhibited his 1949 and 1959 Cadillacs at area car shows.

Dr. Greenberg and his wife married last year. They met at a local CVS store, where he was a customer and she was a pharmacy technician. He and his first wife, Mary Novitsky Greenberg, were married for more than 30 years before her death in 2008.

In addition to his wife, Dr. Greenberg is survived by a brother, Albert; a stepson, Randy Miles; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a stepson, Joseph Novitsky, and a sister, Marilyn Manton.

Friends may call from 5 p.m., followed by a service at 7, Thursday, Nov. 1, at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home, 410 N. Church St., West Chester.

Donations may be made to Camp Cadet of Chester County, Box 14, West Grove, Pa. 19390.


Contact Sally A. Downey at 215-854-2913 or sdowney@phillynews.com.

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