Jerome M. Rosenberg

Jerome M. Rosenberg

ROSENBERG: Jerome M. Rosenberg, age 89, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Beloved husband of 60 years to Barbara Rosenberg; father of Seema (the late Mark Pollack, the late Stephen Gross) Pollack Gross (Peter Post) and Howard (Kim) Rosenberg; son of the late Louis, late Ida and late Sarah Rosenberg; grandfather of Sam and Max Pollack, Alex, Adam and AJ Rosenberg; brother of Paul (Shereen) Rosenberg and the late Dolly Rubenstein; brother-in-law of Lenny (Carole) Rubenstein; uncle of Reid (Emma) Rosenberg, Jed Rosenberg, Cindy (Andy) Lewis, Lynne (Steven) Weiss; great-uncle of Simon, Elise, Allie (Harrison), Lexie and Jessica. As a young man, Jerry began working in the grocery business with his father, Louis Rosenberg, who founded Community Supermarket in Penn Hills in 1927, and developed a passion for the grocery business which would remain lifelong. After graduating from Penn State, Jerry returned to the family business, which he led for much of his life along with his brother Paul and son Howard. In 1983 the family business expanded with the opening of one of the first Giant Eagle franchise stores in Oakmont, and in 1991 an additional Giant Eagle franchise in Verona. In the early 2000s, the business expanded further with Community Supermarket locations opening in Fox Chapel, Lower Burrell and Natrona Heights. In 2003, the family business was a recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business Western Pennsylvania Family Business of the Year Award. The business today, led by Jerry’s son Howard, consists of the Giant Eagle in Verona and Community Supermarket locations in Penn Hills, Lower Burrell and Natrona Heights. He was also on the board for Peoples Bank of Unity (now S&T Bank). While Jerry retired from day-to-day business operations a decade ago, he never lost his passion for the business and was often seen in the Community Supermarket stores into his late 80s visiting with employees and customers. Jerry enjoyed watching sports with family and was a big Pittsburgh and Penn State sports fan. Jerry was an excellent ping pong player and loved golfing, especially with his grandchildren. He was a long-time member of Temple Sinai, Concordia Club, Green Oaks Country Club, Westmoreland Country Club and Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, Florida. Jerry was a philanthropic supporter of a number of local charities including the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, Jewish Family and Community Services and Friendship Circle. The family would like to thank all the caregivers from Jewish Family and Community Services and nurses from Presbyterian Senior Care Home Health for their unwavering support.
Donations can be made to Friendship Circle, 1922 Murray Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; Jewish Family and Community Services, 5743 Bartlett St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217; or Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 11 a.m. No prior visitation. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery. PJC

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