David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg - Fairport, NY - Rochester Cremation

Fairport, NY: June 8, 2020.  David’s passing at age 89 is a loss to many and he will be missed. He is survived by  “best friend” and “love of his life” wife Barbara Dwyer, son Scott and daughter-in-law Janet, daughter-in-law Ann Rose, step children Jeff Meyers (Stephanie) and Marnie Milidantri (Mark), grandsons Dan, Greg and Eli Rosenberg, Dominick and Jason Milidantri, Connor and Logan Meyers, kitties Emma and Sasha, nieces, nephews and friends. He was predeceased by son Bruce Rose, mother of his sons Joyce Rosenberg, sister Norma Osten and brother-in-law Sidney Osten.

David was very much a free spirit and lived his life in concert with the Frank Sinatra song, “My Way,” sporting a pony tail, jewelry and a single pierced earring after he turned 60.  He sold automobiles at Bob Hastings Oldsmobile for most of his career and made many lasting relationships with his colleagues. David met Barbara at the dealership, introducing himself to her in 1984 when she bought a new vehicle from another salesman. Even before they were married on Valentine’s Day in 1997, they had great fun, celebrated life and created many happy memories together. He loved and took great pride in the Fairport home they shared, enjoyed cooking and yes, even grocery shopping. He and Barbara always looked forward to their visiting a tropical island or sunny Mexico during winter months, just to kick back and enjoy life for a two weeks. David (sometimes called The Tan Man) was known by all to be a sun lover, and never was there a sunny day that was too cold or too hot for him to sit outside and work on his tan. He enjoyed watching sports of all kinds and the remote control was never far from reach.

When his kidney disease warranted dialysis, he took it in stride and looked forward to going to treatments three times a week.  Never was he angry or depressed by the sickness and he was almost always ready to throw out a one-liner to surprise someone or make them laugh.

David enjoyed his long life and began looking forward to reaching 100 after he turned 88.  A celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in his memory, please consider the National Kidney Foundation (kidney.org) or a charity of your choice.

7 Condolences

  1. Howard J Osten & Kris M Osten on June 13, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    He was the”Coolest”uncle anyone could have, always in a good mood and just a wonderful guy. I will miss speaking to him but he’ll be with me always.
    Love to Barbara

  2. Barb Blakely on June 14, 2020 at 8:53 am

    A good man. My thoughts and prayers are with Barbara, Scott, and the family. Rest in peace, David.

  3. Doreen Schwartz on June 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

    Scott, so sorry to hear of your dads passing. Sending prayers and well wishes to you, Janet the boys, and other family and friends who had the opportunity to know your dad. He sounds like he was an “interesting character” and the life of the party. Good for him to believe in himself and be that “free spirit”

  4. Mark A. "Marko" Freeman on June 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Deepest and heart felt condolences… Blessings, love and prayers to all… Thank you, Once again for the phone call Scott and Janet. Our celebration of life with all the happy memories that we shared regarding your father will be instilled within me forever… R.I.P. UNCLE DAVE.

    • Karen Werner on June 15, 2020 at 6:53 pm

      With a heavy heart and so many memories of the past of our Family history I send my condolences and sympathies to my Cousins Scott and Janet and Dan & Greg . My heart goes out to Barbara for the loss of her Beloved Husband. David will be missed. I will treasure the memories of seeing him at Freeman’s Pharmacy working with my Dad. The old family parties for our Bar and Bat Mitzvahs . Later when we had family dinners at Scott and Janet’s. My Dad and David discussing they were still going strong. RIP Uncle Dave.

  5. Chrys Burcham on June 14, 2020 at 1:20 pm

    My entire summers lifeguarding throughout my high school years were filled with friendship, a helping hand, laughter, great music and fantastic, memorable talks with ‘The Tan Man.’ He taught me patience, talked about moving past mistakes and demonstrated true acceptance and love for everyone. He was a sun on Earth and will be a light throughout eternity!

  6. Marilyn Keating on June 17, 2020 at 9:13 am

    I was sorry to hear of Dave’s passing and shared with Barbara that he had “fought the good fight”. We neighbors will miss seeing him soaking up every ray of sun that could be found in our neighborhood…and I will always remember what a good neighbor he was…especially, when he offered to..and did…cook hotdogs on the grill at his home for all of us who participated in one of the first neighborhood community days to clean gardens/prune trees/etc.
    “Death leaves a sting, nothing can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal”…..may those loving memories of Dave help his entire family at this time of their loss.

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