M.M. “Rusty” Weinberg, Jr. was born April 16, 1929, in Columbia, S.C., to parents Mortimer M. Weinberg, Sr. and Doris Moses Weinberg. He attended Clemson University and graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he received his law degree in 1953 after serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
As a law student, he served as an editor of the S.C. Law Review, vice president of the Law Federation and a member of the Wig and Robe. Upon graduation, he joined his father’s law practice and continued in that capacity until his death. Weinberg was a member of the Temple Sinai Congregation, where he served as congregation president. He served as director of the Sumter Jaycees, president of the Sumter County Bar Association and a member of the S.C. Bar Board of Governors, Claremont Masonic Lodge and Elks Club.
Weinberg also served as Sumter city attorney and chair of the board for the local Bank of America. He was a member of the S.C. Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association and National Association of Insurance Attorneys. He was also a member of the Trian Club and a past board member of the Sunset Country Club, where he loved playing golf and gin rummy.
M.M. “Rusty” Weinberg, Jr. died on July 25, 2009. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary B. Weinberg; a son, M.M. “Russ” Weinberg III (daughter-in-law, Nancy S. Weinberg); and one granddaughter, Meredith A. Weinberg.