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Richard Rosenberger

Richard Rosenberger

May 27, 1926 - August 1, 2020
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Obituary

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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Service Details

  • Visitation

    August 3, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    August 3, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Rj Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Services
    Address
    1000 Freeport Rd
    New Kensington, Pa 15068
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    August 3, 2020 |
    When
    August 3, 2020
    Location
    Rj Slater IV Funeral Home & Cremation Services
    Address
    1000 Freeport Rd
    New Kensington, Pa 15068
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    August 3, 2020 |
    When
    August 3, 2020
    Location
    Plum Creek Cemetery
    Address
    670 Center New Texas Rd
    Pittsburgh,, Pennsylvania 15239
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Private Condolence
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Margie Murray

Posted at 06:30pm
Dear Kim,
Thinking of you. Sincere condolences to you and your family.
Pat & Margie Murray
MW

Marilyn Mann Woodall

Posted at 11:14pm
Mrs. Rosenberger & family,
No words of comfort will lessen the sorrow all of you are feeling. We’re never ready to say goodbye and it’s never easy letting go. I pray that the wonderful memories and legacy he has left behind will somehow comfort each of you in different ways. He was a remarkable man that lead by example.
Heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Marilyn Mann Woodall
Suffolk, Va.
 
SK

Susan Kelly Posted at 11:24am

Thank you. Our hearts are broken. He was an amazing man & a wonderful father. Susan
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