Robert M. Rosenberg
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Rosenberg, Robert M.

Robert M. Rosenberg, professor of chemistry at Lawrence University 1956-1991, took his last breath 3 April 2015 at St. John's on the Lake in Milwaukee, where he had an independent living senior apartment since the death of his wife, Ginny Rosenberg, in February 2013. Professor Rosenberg had lived with his wife and children on North Eleanor Street and North Nicholas Street, moving after he retired to Evanston, Illinois, where he taught chemistry part time at Northwestern University for another eleven years. His children, Charlie, Meg, and Jim, all graduated from Appleton High School West. The sustaining joy of his last two years was the number of former students, dating back to the 1960s, who wrote, called, visited, and credited him as a foundational influence in a number of distinguished careers in chemistry and medicine. In 2010, his early influence was graciously acknowledged by former student Tom Steitz, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2009. A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm on the Lawrence campus, in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Room of the Warch Campus Center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosenberg's memory to the Nature Conservancy, Lawrence University, or to the fast food workers' Fight for $15 campaign.

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Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from Jun. 8 to Jun. 10, 2015.
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October 22, 2020
My favorite professor and mentor! May your beautiful soul Rest In Peace.
Denise Wills
February 19, 2016
To the Family,

My sincere condolences on your loss. I just found out of Professor Rosenberg's death, because I was remembering his birthday coming up in March and made some inquiries and found out that he passed. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Gerri Pipersburgh
Northwestern, Dept. of Chemistry
Gerri Pipersburgh
December 10, 2015
Margaret-I am Marilyn Rosenberg Berkman, your Dad's first cousin. I entered a message a while back, here in this space. I wrote to you at a 360 e 193rdSt address, and the letter was returned. I loved your Dad. If you are so inclined, my email is marilyn.berkman@gmail .com. I would love to hear about his life ,and maybe share my memories of him. He. .came to mind so very often. If things had been different, I think we would have stayed connected. His picture. resembles his mother in her later years.
My sympathy and warm wishes.

September 22, 2015
To Bob's children,my deepest sympathies and condolences
I am Marilyn Rosenberg .Berkman, your Dad's first cousin. We grew up together in Ct. We were close. I l.loved him as though he were my big brother. I was 3 years younger.
We stayed in touch through my college years and his years of Doctoral study. I met your Mom once, shortly before they were 1951. My sympathy there too. I last spotted .Bob from a distance at my Dad's funeral in 1956.
He was teaching at Wesleyan at the time. I left 1951. In the mid eighties Bob and I exchanged a couple of meaningful letters, and we spoke on the phone one time. Margaret was in Medical School at the time. I have always missed him, and thought about him very often. I love the pictures of the 2 of us from our childhood. He must have been a wonderful Dad.

My Best to all 3 of you
Cousin Marilyn
Yarmouth Port Ma.
June 12, 2015
Rest in Peace, Uncle Bob. You will be much missed.
June 10, 2015
To the children, my deepest sympathies in losing your father. I worked with your mom, Virginia, at ACC in the 80's. There was a special love between your parents and now they're together again. God Bless and cherish the memories.
Leslee Gardinier (formerly Mickelson)
June 10, 2015
Dear Charlie,
What a full and fruitful life your Dad had...Rama, our daughters Marie and Clare and I send condolences to you and your family.
Hans Verbeten
June 9, 2015
Dear Charlie and family, This is my condolences, in lost of your father.
God bless and comfort all.
Dawit k
June 9, 2015
Dear Charlie, my sympathy at the passing of your Dad, and also your Mom, last year! And my congratulations on the beautiful, remarkable lives they have lived! Sincere thoughts and prayers for you, too, and all your family! God bless you and God be good to your parents forever!
Fr. Tim Shillcox
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