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ROSINSKI - Edwin F. 85 years old of San Francisco, CA, passed away in his sleep the afternoon of February 28, 2014. Dr. Rosinski was born in Buffalo, NY. Predeceased by parents Theodore and Josephine Rosinski, brother Theodore and sister Irene. He enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed in Alaska. After the war he earned his doctoral degree in education, specializing in medical education. He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare in President Lyndon Johnson's administration. He consulted for the World Health Organization and was invited to the University of California, San Francisco, where he served as Executive Vice Chancellor. After leaving the vice chancellorship, Dr. Rosinski served as a professor in a number of departments at UCSF. Dr. Rosinski returned to Buffalo to receive the Buffalo State College Distinguished Alumnus Award. Edwin was a former marathon runner, enjoyed golfing with his son and grandson, and was an avid NY Times crossword puzzle fan. He loved listening to jazz. But more than anything, he loved and was loved by his family, his wife, companion and soul mate of 62 years, Buffalo native Jeanne Hueniger Rosinski, his son John and wife Carla, daughters Marishka and husband John Pakula, and Sarah and husband Thomas Harvey. He leaves behind many relatives including cousin Father Mark Wolski, niece Cynthia Maynard and nephew Douglas Maynard in the Buffalo area. His greatest joy in his last few years of life was watching his grandchildren, Devin and Kendra grow into young adults. Once asked by his daughter what he would want his last words to be, he replied, "It was a fun ride." A celebration of his life is planned for April.

Published in the Buffalo News on Mar. 16, 2014
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