May 27, 1926 - August 01, 2020
May 27, 1926 - August 01, 2020
We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Richard "Rosie” Rosenberger, 94, New Kensington. Born May 27, 1926 in Heidelberg, PA to the late Alta (Erb) Rosenberger and Albert Rosenberger. Married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley Mae (Beatty) on Valentine's Day in 1945. They celebrated their 75th Wedding Anniversary this year. Loving father of Susan (Melvin) Kelly, Austintown, OH; Richard K. (Terry) Rosenberger, New Kensington; David (Marian) Rosenberger, New Kensington; Kimberly Carlisle, New Kensington. Grandchildren: Brad (Joan) Kelly, Oceanside, CA; Kris (Carla) Kelly, Scotch Plains, NJ; Vanessa (Anthony) Rosenberger-Cheatham, Pittsburgh; Danielle (Jerry) Hurley, New Kensington; Nicole Rosenberger, Winter Garden, FL; Kristen Carlisle, Medford, MA; Amber (Kevin) Wertheim, Alexandria, VA; Rebekah Carlisle, New Kensington, PA. Great-Grandchildren: Cecelia, Valerie, Louis and Joseph Kelly, NJ; Isabella and Aubrielle Cheatham, Pittsburgh. Besides his parents, Rich was preceded in death by his first daughter at birth, two sisters, Margaret (Robert) Milochick and Shirley (Frank) Ostrosky and his son-in-law, Daniel W. Carlisle. He attended Ken High and Rosedale Automotive School, Rich was a proud veteran who joined the US Navy in 1944. Was sent to Pearl Harbor and served aboard the USS New Orleans and fought in the Battle of Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines. Rich worked at America St. Gobain and Stover & Company before retiring in May 1987. Rich was a member of First United Methodist Church in New Kensington where he was Trustee and also voted “Faces of Faith". Life Member of VFW Post 92 in Lower Burrell and Sportsman's Club in New Kensington. Member of American Legion Post 868 in Lower Burrell. Longest member of the Aluminum City Terrace Housing Association. Member of the New Ken YMCA and "Chairman of the Board” to many friends that he made there. After he retired, Rich spent much of his time maintaining the church by painting and doing various tasks. He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching his favorite TV Show, Shark Tank. Rich also loved working in the yard, gardening and sitting on the porch talking to his neighbors. He will be sadly missed by many. Friends and family will be received from 10am – 11am Monday at RJ SLATER IV FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICE, 1000 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Funeral Services will be Private for the family only. Due to the current social restrictions from Covid-19 and respect for the family, only 25 people will be permitted in the funeral home at one time. Please wear a mask. Online condolences can be made at www.rjslater.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to The First United Methodist Church of New Kensington,130 Ridge Avenue, New Kensington, PA
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