Edgar (Tiny) Von Rosenberg
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EDGAR (Tiny) Von ROSENBERG, Professional Engineer, was born in Temple TX, June 8, 1928 and passed away in Houston, TX. on March 11, 2006 from complications surrounding a hip injury. He is survived by his wife, Jean, of almost 58 years, his son and daughter in law Kirk and Stephanie Von Rosenberg of Atlanta GA. and grandchildren Tom and Emily. His brother Ray resides in Temple, Texas. A member of Houston's First United Methodist Church (Westchase) Ed was a 1948 graduate of Texas A&M and a member of the Corps of Cadets. He had an illustrious career in the oil industry originally in manufacturing and service companies and later at Exxon Production and Research Company as Senior Research Scientist. Still later he formed his own well regarded consulting practice. He held 9 US patents and was nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in pipelines and welding. He was active in ASTM, AWS, ASM, API, ISO and other Technical and Professional organizations. He served for many years chairman of the AGA Pipeline Research Committee NG 18 and as Chairman Emeritus of API 1104. Ed founded a scholarship foundation, Von Rosenberg Scholarship Foundation, to support college students based on merit. In lieu of flowers, donations for the foundation is requested in care of the family (at 8502 Dashwood, Houston Texas 77036.) Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.


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Published in Houston Chronicle on Mar. 13, 2006.
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March 24, 2006
Sincere condolences to Jean and Family. Was in the UK when I heard the news. I first remember "Tiny" when he came to the Welding Institute of Canada in 1983 when he was not so Tiny.Since then I will remember him as the most passionate Metallurgist I ever knew who would always tell me "he would be working till his final day and could never retire". He will be sadly missed in the Materials World.
Jeremy Price
March 20, 2006
It has been a priviledge to have known Tiny Von Rosenberg who was instrumental in the technical acceptance of submerged-arc spiral-welded line pipe for a major West African oil pipeline. His technical expertise was appreciated by many people including those in the German steel pipe manufacturing industry. My deepest sympathy to Jean and the family.
Ulrich Brinkmann
March 16, 2006
It has been my privilege and good fortune to have known and worked with Tiny for over 40 years. When I say “worked with” I mean that Tiny was a tremendous resource of metallurgical knowledge and advice. The projects and I were beneficiaries. He was especially helpful during the eight years of design and construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline.
Joe Willing
March 16, 2006
To Jean & her family,
We are SO sorry to hear of your loss. Just heard about your husband's death yesterday via email from Madelyn. If there is anything we can do to make this time easier for you, don't hesitate to let us know.
Sincerely,

Billie & Ron Reed
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Billie Reed
March 16, 2006
Tiny has made an outstanding contribution in all aspects of pipeline safety. For about 40 years he has enriched my technical knowledge with wisdom, wit and irony.
No words can convey how we will miss you Tiny, and we will keep you alive in our memories.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Jean and the family.
Wolfgang & Angelika Schmidt
March 15, 2006
My condolences go out to Tiny's family. Tiny was truly a man that you could look up to in many ways.
Carl Popelar
March 15, 2006
I'll always remember Tiny's kindness and helpfulness when I first became involved in PRCI activities in the early eighties. He will be sadly missed by all those who have been his friends and colleagues.
Brian Rothwell
March 15, 2006
After 30+ years of association with Tiny, I will certainly miss his wisdom and counseling. The industry will miss his leadership. We have lost one of the petroleum industries pioneers. Our hopes and prayers go to Jean.
Bob Eiber
March 15, 2006
A well known pipeliner will be sadely missed by the industry.
Sree Sreetharan
March 15, 2006
Deepest sympathy to Kirk and his family on the death of what sounds like an incredible man and life. Someday we hope to meet him in our final resting place.
Paul, Dani, Savannah and Jake English
March 14, 2006
Tiny was a leader among engineers who designed and built the Trans Alaska Pipeline. The reliability and integrity of TAPS is very much his legacy. It was my privilege to work with him.
Bill Howitt
March 14, 2006
It has been my privilege to serve with Tiny on the API 1104 Committee for many years. When Tiny spoke, everyone listened. He was the finest metallurgical/welding engineer I have ever known. Many do not know of the many college scholarships that Tiny and Jean provided as they humbly felt the need to give back to industry. May God bless you Jean, and give you peace.
Robert Wright
March 14, 2006
When you think of Pipeline, you think of Tiny and all he contributed. He will be missed by everyone in Pipeline, all over the world.
Ed Hixon
March 14, 2006
Tiny was a pioneer within the pipeline industry. As an active member on the API Standard 1104 Committee he will be greatly missed all. Our prayers are with Jean and the family.
David Culbertson
March 14, 2006
Tiny will be greatly missed. Condolences to his wife and family.
Marvin Hovis
March 14, 2006
Tiny was such a fine man. It was a privilege to know him. Our prayers are with Jean and their family.
Jan Wilson
March 14, 2006
It is always tragic when one of your heros is lost. He graduated when I was born and from our first meeting in 1985 he was always an inspiration. His leadership and inquiring mind will also be missed on our ASME B31.8 committee and through out the industry. Our prayers are with you all.
Keith Leewis
March 14, 2006
I recall Tiny's engineering contribution to the design and construction of the Trans Alaska Pipeline. He will be missed by those who build great projects.
Elden Johnson
March 14, 2006
We have all been blessed and enriched by Tiny. Our heartfelt sympathys go out to Jean and the family.
Dale Wilson
March 14, 2006
James Cox
March 13, 2006
While I am saddened at Tiny's passing, and wish to express my sincere condolences to Jean and the rest of the family, I am proud to acknowledge Tiny as my friend and mentor for more than 30 years. His guidance certainly helped me to have a successful career at Exxon. I will greatly miss his wisdom and sense of humor.
MAURICE WATKINS
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