ANDOVER — Mr. Oscar Rosenberg, a resident of Andover, entered into rest, Wednesday, July 28, 2010, after a lengthy illness, aged 90 years. He was the beloved husband of Shirley (Cohen) Rosenberg with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage last March. He was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.
Born Dec. 7, 1919, in Berlin, N.H., the son of the late Ira and Fannie (Forman) Rosenberg. He received his education in the Berlin school system. Enlisted in the United States Army on March 26, 1941 serving in World War II in the European Theater, landed on Normandy Beach on D-Day. Served on the liberating force of Buchenwald Concentration Camp. He was the recipient of the American Defense Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon, having been awarded Battle Stars for Normandy, Northern France, Central Europe, Rhineland and Ardennes; also received a commendation from the Government of France for his service. Honorably discharged on Aug. 6, 1945.
Returning home to Berlin, Oscar worked for 33 years for Public Service Company of New Hampshire in Berlin, retiring in 1982. After his retirement he moved to Andover. A proud 32nd Degree Mason, a member of Saint Matthew's Lodge A.F. and A.M. of Andover and North Star Lodge 8 of Lancaster, N.H. A member of the Bektash Shriners of New Hampshire York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Nashua, N.H. Consistory. Mr. Rosenberg served on the Andover Council on Aging for ten years, Greater Lawrence Community Action Council for 14 years. Volunteered many years at the Andover Senior Center, Andover Senior Drop-in Center at Andover Old Town Hall. Received commendations from the Massachusetts Senate and from the Town of Andover for his service to the community. Oscar also served as President of Andover Haven Association as a trip leader for Andover Haven Travel, a 64 year member of the American Legion Post 8 of Andover, recipient of the Grand Cross of Color by the Supreme Assembly International Order of Rainbow for Girls.
Surviving him are his beloved wife, Shirley; two daughters, Debra Brett and her husband Ralph of Westbrook, Maine, Linda Rabinovitz and husband Allan of Andover; grandsons, Daniel Rabinovitz and his wife Darcy of Milford, Conn., and Jeffrey Rabinovitz of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, David Rosenberg and his wife Jean of Berlin, N.H., and Saul Rosenberg also of Berlin; and a sister, Sylvia Stiles of Buffalo, N.Y. He was the brother of the late William Ross, Carl Rosenberg and Betty Albert.
ARRANGEMENTS: Service will be held at Montefiore Synagogue Cemetery, Pelham, N.H., Friday, July 30, at 11 a.m. Please omit flowers donations may be made to Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, 360 Merrimack St., No. 5, Lawrence, MA 01843. Funeral Directors Frederick W. Healy and Walter F. Bayliss, Jr. www.morsebaylissfuneralhome.com.