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Edward Robert Rosenberg

February 6, 1926 — August 23, 2023

Westwood, MA



Edward Robert Rosenberg of Fox Hill Village in Westwood, MA, formerly of Little Compton, RI, and Englewood, FL, died peacefully at home on August 23, 2023.  Beloved husband of Emily Hall Rosenberg for 64 years and loving father to Anne-Marie Rosenberg Woodhouse (Tom) of Boston, MA and Robert Rosenberg (Margaret) of Middletown, DE.  Cherished grandfather of Robert (Kristina) and Katherine Woodhouse, and Michael (Shannon), Stephen (Megan), and Andrew Rosenberg.  Predeceased by his brothers Frederick and Diedrich Rosenberg, he is survived by his brother Siegfried Rosenberg of Binghamton, NY.

Born February 6, 1926, in Emden, Germany, Ed emigrated with his family in 1929 to Waterloo, Iowa, where they had distant relatives.  His family later moved to Binghamton, NY. There he graduated from North High School where he was active in all things musical, including marching band, orchestra, and dance band. Ed graduated from Duke University in 1950 with a BS in Chemistry; he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi fraternity and played saxophone in Duke’s Hoof & Horn Dramatic Players orchestra.

Post-college Ed joined the DuPont Company and enjoyed a distinguished career that spanned 35 years.   He held numerous positions for the company, including as Managing Director of Dupont-Germany and National Sales Manager for Engineering Plastics in the US.  A veteran of the Korean War, he served most of his duty at the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland. 

Ed earned his pilot’s license in 1954 and had a Cessna 172, which he used to fly from Delaware to Miami to court Emily, whom he met on a transatlantic cruise.  They married in 1959, just as he was transferred abroad by DuPont.  Together they raised their family in Europe and the US, living in Germany, Switzerland, Illinois, New Jersey, Delaware, Florida, Ireland, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.  They enjoyed exploring much of the rest of the globe via a 40th anniversary trip on the Concorde in 1999 and an around-the-world cruise in 2011.

He served in leadership roles for many civic organizations and was a deacon in the Presbyterian Church.  In addition to traveling, he loved golfing, gardening, hunting, playing pool, and reading; he was a past member of Wilmington Country Club, Bobolink Country Club, Sakonnet Golf Club, and Manasota Beach Club.

Of all his interests, Ed’s deepest commitment was to his family, beginning with Emily, the love of his life and the only one who could get him out on the dance floor.  Some of his fondest memories were of camaraderie with extended family during summer vacations at a very rustic cabin by the family’s lake near the base of the Catskills.  There he enjoyed fishing, horseshoes, waterskiing, playing cards, and sharing tall tales and laughter around an evening bonfire. Not one to seek the spotlight, he led by example, showing kindness to all - we will miss him.

The family thanks the staff of Old Colony Hospice, especially Paulette Hamilton, Mimi JnLouis, and Heather Peterson, for their dedicated and loving care during Ed’s final months.

A gathering of remembrance will be held at a later date. Donations in Ed’s memory may be made to Old Colony Hospice, 321 Manley Street, West Bridgewater, MA 02379 (


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