Jack Rosenbaum
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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.

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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2007.
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October 27, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Rosenbaum family at this time of loss. I knew both Jack and Art in San Francisco when we were all young. Jack was kind enough to write a short article about me when I won a horse jumping compeition at the Stanyan Street Riding Academy. Both Jack and Art were fine gentlemen.
Terry Pfeifer Traphagen
October 25, 2007
To the Rosenbaum Family,

Jack Rosenbaum was a great writer with legions of fans, a true San Franciscan. I remember my father calling Jack to correct a statement he had made, saying that General Stilwell had been spotted on Market Street. My father told Jack, "If General Stilwell was spotted on Market Street, it should be front page news! He died at Letterman Army Hospital in 1946!"
Grace Mauberret
October 25, 2007
The members of Acacia Lodge No. 243 F&AM wish to extend their deepest sympathy to the family of Mr. Jack Rosenbaum in this time of sorrow.
Eunido Reyes
October 25, 2007
I remember his brother Art very well. I never had the opportunity of meeting Jack. Art was the Chronicle Green Sheet sports writer covering what are now known as the How Boys- The 1951 Stanford football team. He accompanied us on our trips interviewed us after home games- also the '52 Rose Bowl game, and was a joy to talk to- he was a straight shooter and I imagine that Jack was also.

They were both part of the Bay Area that was great and I wish it were so today.
Al Kirkland
October 25, 2007
San Francisco has lost one of it's good one's. I remember my Father reading Jack's column in the Call Bulletin and the Progress.

God bless Jack
October 25, 2007
I used to enjoy reading Jack's columns. Occasionally he would feature a story about my "eccentric" sister.
joe ross
October 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Marlene Betsch-Rasmussen
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