January 15, 2022 ~ 14 Shevat 5782
Dr. Kenneth R. Rosenberg, 82, passed on January 15, 2022, in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 10, 1940, the only child of Jeanette and Jack Rosenberg. He was a graduate of Atherton High School, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Louisville Medical School. After medical school, and with two small children, he joined the Navy and served as a Marine Medic during the Vietnam War.
He was remarried in 1975 to Sherry (Heilmann) and continued his career as an anesthesiologist. He gained the respect and love of not only his patients but of the medical community through his passion, knowledge, and expertise in his field. For over 50 years, he served at General Anesthesia Group, St. Joseph Infirmary, St. Anthony Hospital, Health South, and Somerset Surgery Center, where many grew to know him as “Rosie.”
Kenny was an avid reader and enjoyed horse racing, watching sports of all kinds, and cross-stitched beautiful pieces of art. In addition, he had an appreciation for intellectual conversation and fine dining. He was a Congregation Adath Jeshurun member and past President of Phi Delta Epsilon.
Kenny was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Sherry, whom he deeply admired and treasured.
Kenneth is survived by his children Alan Burcope, Robert Rosenberg, Peggy Trader (Jacob), Abbe Sewell (Brian), and Pamela Bates (Beth); his grandchildren, Taylor, Shelby, Hunter (Holly), Ashleigh, Joey, Katie, Sammy, Manny, and Sophie. In addition, to his many cousins, whom he cherished.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 pm on Friday, January 21st, at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc. 1338 Ellison Ave. The service will start at 1:00 pm with burial immediately following at Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Masks are required at the funeral home. If you would like to view the service virtually, visit www.facebook.com/hermanmeyerson
In memory of Dr. Rosenberg, the family encourages support to his favorite charities, The American Red Cross in the form of blood donations. Call 502-589-4450 to schedule an appointment or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.