November 10, 1964 ~ February 18, 2021

Born in: Brooklyn, New York
Resided in: Stone Mountain, Georgia

David ‘Rusty’ Weinberg of Stone Mountain, GA, died unexpectedly on February 18, 2021 at the age of 56. He was born in Brooklyn, NY; the son of the late Bob Weinberg and Claudia Baird.

David is survived by his sisters, Kim Hallenbeck and Shannon Weinberg. He is also survived by his brother in-law, Phil Hallenbeck, and nephews Jonathan and Ryan Hallenbeck. David leaves behind his uncles and cousins as well.

David was a graduate of Broome Community College, Binghamton, NY. He loved listening to music from classic rock to country to jazz and frequently attended live concerts. David enjoyed watching old and new television series and following all his favorite sporting events. He closely watched the NY Rangers, GA Bulldogs, Atlanta United, and NASCAR/Formula One races. David was an avid cat person and enjoyed spending time with his beloved cat Cherie. He had a great sense of humor and had a knack for finding funny and unique meme’s to share. David loved those close to him and would always reach out to check up on people. He also enjoyed keeping up with friends on Facebook and was known to post his ‘song of the day’.

David will deeply be missed by his family, friends, and all that knew him. To honor David and his love for cats, we invite anyone who would like to make a donation on his behalf to http://www.pawsatlanta.org/donate, the shelter where he found Cherie.

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  1. Kim, Shannon, Phil, Jonathan and Ryan,
    We send our sympathies to all of you, and share with you the loss of Rusty. May he Rest In Peace.

  2. CandleImageKim, Shannon, Phil, Jonathan and Ryan,
    Our condolences to you all on this terrible loss.
    Though I hadn’t seen Rusty in many years, we wrote via Messenger almost weekly during hockey season
    regarding our beloved NY Rangers. He always saw the positives of the game even if it was a loss.
    We shared a similar love of music and he introduced me to videos I had never knew about.
    When we met in Coram all those years ago, we did all the things that boys do-baseball cards in our bike rims
    to sound like a motorcycle, hockey in the streets…with someone yelling “CAR!” every two seconds,
    and coming up with our own way of signaling each other from bedroom windows with flashlights
    after our parents told us to go to sleep.
    You were always my best friend.
    Love you Rusty.
    God Bless

  3. CandleImageHeather and I always enjoyed our times together with Rusty, usually as the families gathered over Thanksgiving or Christmas. He always had a smile and jovial spirt that we all enjoyed. We remember him often playing a joke at one or both of his sisters expense. We will always remember Rusty fondly in our hearts, he will certainly be missed.

  4. To all of Rusty’s family my sincerest condolences. I was a childhood friend of Rusty’s , we went to Vestal Senior High together and as my last name is Williams we ended up in many classes together, that guy had the best sense of humor ever, he would get us laughing so hard we would have tears rolling down our faces. We were so blessed to have a “classic “ upbringing, our days were like “ Fast times at Ridgemont High” I really enjoyed his friendship, and later in life reconnecting on Facebook- still on his game with his great sense of humor! I’ll miss you friend.

  5. My condolences to the family on the passing of Dave. I worked with Dave during his time at Aramark and he was one of the nicest people I’ve met. Again my condolences!

  6. I am so sorry I worked with David and it was a pleasure to have known him he will be missed

  7. I’m in complete shock to learn of the passing of Rusty. He adopted my cat, Booberri/Cherie and gave her a new forever home. From time to time, I would get a message and pictures as a update. A memory of Cherie and Rusty came up in my Facebook memories which led me to share with Rusty. When I didn’t get a response, something made me go searching for him. My heartfelt condolences for the loss of Rusty. May peace find all who love and miss him.

  8. Very sad to hear of my old buddy Dave’s passing. We hung out a lot after graduating high school back in Vestal N.Y. He really was 1 of the friendliest, nicest, most helpful guys I have ever known, He was always the first guy to offer help, a ride, a beer, a kind word, or lend u some music. He loved music. I actually ended up on a flight with him when flying back to N.Y from LA in 1988, then we hung out and of course he gave me a ride to my motel on the Vestal parkway so I could pack and leave the next day. He was also harassed by the motel staff while trying to visit me, bringing beers and food. They chased him off the property for trying to visit this hoodlagan from outta town. Last time we talked, he had had knee surgery. we talked some music to. Kindhearted, honest, generous, just an all around great person. Condolences to his family. I can only imagine the void left losing a guy like him. If anybody deserved a place in heaven, It was Dave. LOVE YOU FOREVER DAVE , I WAS BLESSED TO KNOW YA OLD FRIEND. Haig Dekmejian. Santa Monica California

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