Centennial Celebration

Max Nomberg celebrates 100th birthday


GULF SHORES, Alabama — Family and friends are celebrating the centennial birthday of Max Nomberg on Feb. 26.

He was born in New York in 1917. His parents were Isadore and Mary Nomberg. He had one sister, Rose Cohen, and one brother, William Nomberg.

His family, including his parents and siblings, moved from New York to Dothan in March 1948. Nomberg opened his own retail store in downtown Dothan, located on Main Street, called “The Friendly Store.”

He was a member of Temple Emanu-el and served on many committees. He was a member of the Dothan Country Club and played on the team members’ golf group after retirement. He is a World War II veteran.

He was married to Dorothy “Dottie” Bieber Nomberg for 71 years. They have two children, Joel M. Nomberg and Susan N. McCollough, and son-in-law E. Gaylon McCollough. He has five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, seven nieces and two nephews.

He and his family were all members of Temple Emanu-El. He is the oldest living member of Temple Emanu-El and possibly the oldest in the history of the Temple.

They resided in Dothan for 59 years before moving to Gulf Shores in 2007. Nomberg continues to be a vibrant member of society and an inspiration to everyone. He participates in all family activities.

He loves living in Gulf Shores, where he enjoyed the beach and playing golf. He loves being around family and having his daily cigar with his morning coffee.

We have all been fortunate as he continues to touch our lives.