Jack Rosenbaum A San Francisco Newspaper legend for nearly 70 years, having written over 10,000 columns, becoming known as "Mr. Nice Guy and "Mr. San Francisco", passed away in his sleep on October 21, 2007 at the age of 100 years, 1 month and 24 days. He began his newspaper career while in high school, covering high school sports, and continuing until two days before his wedding when the editor of the San Francisco News told him to hurry back from his honeymoon as he would be writing the "Man About Town" column "on Monday". He continued with that column with the SF News, the SF News-Call-Bulletin, the SF Examiner, the SF Progress and finally retiring for good from the SF Independent. Soon after retiring, at age 89, he suffered a series of strokes, requiring him to move to the Jewish Home for the Aged. He joins his wife of 54 years, Pauline, his siblings, Ida, Sylvia, Edward, Arthur, and David, as well as his nephew Irving and his niece Marjorie in heaven. He is survived by his daughter Sharon and her husband Duane; his son Edward and his wife Virginia and her children, Terry, Tina, Alessandra, Abigail and Hazel; as well as the light of his life, his grandson Kimo and his wife Charlene and great-granddaughter Nyssa. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, to whom he was also very close. In observance of his wishes, a private Service was held on Wednesday, October 24, 2007.
Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2007.