Josef B. Rosenberg, of South Windsor, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the age of 89.
Joe was born on June 18, 1932, in Philadelphia. His curiosity and love of learning began early, and he held a variety of jobs, starting at age nine selling the Saturday Evening Post for exactly one day. He was also a disc jockey at a local zoo, a hot dog vendor, and later a radio announcer. He graduated from Temple University, where he studied communications, and developed a passion for writing and broadcast journalism. After several other jobs in the advertising industry, Joe landed a position at John Blair & Company in Manhattan, where he quickly climbed the ladder to become VP of Corporate Communications. He stayed at Blair for nearly 25 years. After Blair, he continued to consult for a public relations firm into his mid-70's. Joe was a kind, caring, and gentle soul who cared deeply for his family and friends, and always made them his first priority. He loved gardening, pretzels with mustard, and listening to live opera broadcasts from Lincoln Center on the radio in his office on Saturday afternoons.
Joe is survived by the love of his life, Priscilla, his wife of 56 years; his son Jon Rosenberg; his daughter Dana Silverman and her husband, Gary; his beloved granddaughters Sarah and Hannah, who brought a smile to his face every day, and their partners Michael and Cam. Joe is also survived by his sister-in-law Suzanne Price; his brother Morton Rosenberg and his wife, Ruth; and his dear friends and family especially Isabelle, Dave, Claire, Lew, and the Amato family. There are too many more friends and family members to mention who were touched by Joe's kindness, compassion and intelligence.
Additionally, the Rosenberg and Silverman families would like to thank the nurses and palliative care team at St. Francis, especially Abbie and Patrick, who helped us navigate through this difficult time.
A Celebration of Life service will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m., at Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home, 419 Buckland Road in South Windsor.
The family will be sitting Shiva Tuesday after the service until 2 p.m., at the home of Dana and Gary Silverman, 21 Hitchcock Way in South Windsor and on Wednesday afternoon from 4 to 7 p.m., at the home of Dana and Gary Silverman.
To leave an online condolence please visitwww.carmonfuneralhome.com
Published by Journal Inquirer from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2021.