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ROSEN, Adam Of Malden, MA, age 53, died on August 31, 2019, of pancreatic cancer, a horrible, merciless disease. Adam faced his illness and impending death with extraordinary grace, dignity and courage. Adam grew up in Long Island, New York, moved to Boston for college and made it his permanent home. He was a graduate of MIT. He was an Apple Certified Information Technology Specialist and owned his own business, Oakbog Professional Services, that served many clients and professionals in the Boston area. Adam was a member of the Apple Computer Network and was also a certified Apple consultant. Throughout his career, he received many positive reviews regarding his business skills and professional qualifications. Adam was the owner and creator of the Vintage Mac Museum, a collection of vintage Apple computers dating back to the days when Steve Jobs and other Apple executives signed the inside of the computer casing after it was made. The Vintage Mac Museum, with its collection of irreplaceable early generation Apple products that are of considerable interest to collectors, has been exhibited around the country. Adam was an avid New England Patriots fan. Another interest of his was traveling to various cities in the United States and overseas to visit other vintage computer museums. Adam is survived by his mother Alice Rosen, of Silver Spring, MD, his father Bob Rosen and stepmother Diane Saunders, of Otis, MA, his sister and brother-in-law, Robin and Jeffrey Spector, and their children, Ellie and Avi, of Bethesda, MD, and his devoted and beloved friend Jill Susarrey. And Adam would never forgive us if we failed to mention his two beloved cats, Biscuit and Oreo. Those who knew or worked with Adam agree he was a wonderful person. He was well-respected by his peers in the computer industry and will be sorely missed by many. Those who wish to make contributions in memory of Adam, please consider Phinney's Friends of Lincoln, MA, and Care Dimensions Hospice House in Lincoln, MA. Family and friends are kindly invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 28th from 12 - 2 PM in the MIT Chapel, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge 02139. Carroll Funeral Home


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September 3, 2020
Adam, I think about you all the time. You are so missed.
Suzette Barbier
September 3, 2020
Rest in Peace Adam. You are in my thoughts, especially these days. I can imagine how we would discuss current events.
Scarlett Bartlett
May 4, 2020
Adam was a wonderful person to know. His skills with computers was how we got to know him. We are sorry to hear of his untimely passing.
Rest in peace.

Patricia and Anthony Pallotta, Malden MA
March 21, 2020
As with the other condolences here, we just learned of Adam's passing. Had no knowledge of his illness and were shocked. He saved us from insanity about twelve years ago with a computer problem on which we spent months trying to find someone to help. We stumbled on him and he came to the rescue then and at other times since. No one had his knowledge and ability. We feel lost knowing he is not there. We send our condolences to his family.
Jon and Adele Wagman
November 2, 2019
I just learned days ago of the passing of Adam, a great Man! He was an advocate for Apple serves and products with a passion and a person who you could rely on and trust with all your data questions and ongoing technology issues. He was above and beyond professionally and had a twinkle in his eye whenever we veered off into non technology topics. He was always there with advice and suggestions. Kind, generous and with humor always. I am so sad that I learned about this upon sending an email just days ago. I wish all the best to his family who I am sure are still in need of sympathy and are grieving.
Lisa Ann Santin
October 24, 2019
To Adam's family,

I just learned of Adam's passing when I sent him an email and got the automated response and made a call to someone at Orramac Computer Services who I thought knew Adam.

I had no idea Adam was battling pancreatic cancer. We have a family member who also died at an early age - 60 from pancreatic cancer. Once diagnosed, it was only 4 months before he died. It is a horrible disease.

Adam helped us with our computers and phones over the years and was the most helpful and amazing person. We will forever be grateful for all he did for us - even as recently as April and June or July of this year and always with a good sense of humor and lots of patience and loving to take a break while things were migrating so he could go to Cafe Fresh to get his favorite bagels. I loved talking with him when he was here - especially about his cats. He loved them so much.

My husband and I are so very, very sorry.

Sincerely, Suzette Barbier and Cy Whittier
October 17, 2019
We are so sorry to hear that Adam has passed away. We knew Adam as a consultant through Oak Bog and were always impressed with his passion for helping his clients and for Macs. He made many trips to our offices to help us with our varius IT issues and became a friend as well as a consultant. He was a true professional and made an impression upon us as truly nice person that we were fortunate to have met. He will be missed but not forgotten. RIP Adam and our condolences to his family.
Ed Loughran
October 9, 2019
It is a strange thing to type this as I look at Adams photograph, here on this site. I was a client and the one that would annoy most tech consultants, the type that would kick the power cord to my Mac and call Adam in a panic because my computer crashed. Adam was kind, patient, reliable and very brave. I last saw him. A few months ago here in my home and we both had a good and mutual rant about politics. Knowing he was sick, I wondered how he could still come here and take care of business, seemingly so calm. For some reason I just saw his face in my minds eye and I typed his name in Google and there it was, the dreaded obituary. Just why do the good die young? Rest In Peace Adam, and if anyone from his family reads this I'd like them to know that he was a fine person, which is a tribute to them. My heartfelt condolences.
Scarlett Bartlett
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