That the message from family and loved ones during a Dec. 14 virtual funeral service in honor of Sigmund, who survived Nazi concentration camps during World War II and worked hard after arriving in Houston alongside his brothers to make a life for himself in the United States.
“My dad was a humble man,” said daughter Susan Goldberg during the service. “He was appreciative of what he had and never wanted more.”
Sigmund, his twin brother Sol and younger brother, Max, worked at Hanke Pilot’s bakery after arriving in Houston. Shortly thereafter, the three brothers purchased the old Meshkat bakery at Holman and LaBranch, across from Temple Beth Israel, and renamed it Three Brothers Bakery, according to the Three Brothers Bakery website.
In May 1955, the brothers moved the bakery to Almeda Street at Southmore – right next to Leff Brothers, then eventually to South Braeswood in May 1960.
Over the years, Sigmund and his brothers were dedicated to the business’s success, working six days a week, 16 hours per day for more than 50 years to build the bakery into what it is today.
By 2000, Sigmund’s eldest son, Bobby, took over the bakery and in 2005 his wife, Janice, joined him.
“He was a millionaire,” Bobby said during the service. “He had the wrong kind of dough, though in his mind he had the right dough. He will be missed. He was a great dad.”