Beatrice Greenberg Persky
Beatrice G. Persky, grants management specialist

Published: July 9, 2011

Beatrice G. Persky, 103, a grants management specialist with the National Institute of
Mental Health from 1956 to 1994, died May 28 at a nursing home in Fort Myers, Fla.
She had complications from dementia.

In retirement, Mrs. Persky was a volunteer at the Montgomery County Hotline, taking
calls and offering advice for those with emotional and mental health issues. She also
was a food-line volunteer at the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington in Rockville.

Beatrice Greenberg was a native Washingtonian and a graduate of the old
High School (26).

She volunteered at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center during World War II and ran a
boarding house in the District. In 2003, she moved to Florida from Silver Spring.

Her husband, Isaac Persky, died in 1975. Their son, Howard Persky, died in 1988.

Survivors include a daughter, Ellen Sue Burton of Cape Coral, Fla.; two grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.

— T. Rees Shapiro, The Washington Post