Herman “Hy” Nissenbaum (87) was born in New York City to Paula Paschkar and Jacob Nissenbaum, and lived in Brooklyn until 1944. Hy served in the United States Army from 1944 to 1945. He attended Syracuse University and the University of Michigan, moving to Washington, DC in 1952.
His public career spanned over five decades, starting at the Pentagon and the Agency for International Development, and including 37 years at the World Bank. He retired in 2004, and in 2012 moved from his Rockville home of nearly 45 years to Ingleside at King Farm. He died from complications of pneumonia.
He is survived by his wife, Claire; daughter, Ellen (Jeffrey); sons, Daniel (Penelope) and John (Gabriella); grandchildren, Nora, Meredith, Gabriel, Gillian and Joshua; his sister, Rachel; three nieces, Gloria (Alan), Barbara (Ira) and Belinda (Steve); and cherished family friend, Staci Houser.