Sara Greenberg, 92, who escaped the czar and the Russian army to arrive in America, died Oct. 24. She was a resident of Northeast Philadelphia.
Greenberg's mother hid her daughter and son in a large pile of hay, and even though Russian soldiers had come by and poked into the hiding place, the children managed to evade the army.
Mother, daughter and son eventually made their way to South Philadelphia, where Sara had to go to work to help support her family.
An active volunteer — even as blindness set in at age 65 — she continued to help "the elderly."
Greenberg is survived by son Jeffrey Greenberg; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, Irving Greenberg, and her brother, Max Newman.
Memorial contributions can be sent to: the Isaac and Sofia Greenberg Endowment Fund, 1301 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, N.J. 08003.