Burton Rosenberg, ’50, of Lewiston, NY, passed away on Friday, July 15, 2011, at Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, N.Y. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Maurice M. and Theresa E. (Gross) Rosenberg.
Burt moved to the Niagara Falls area as a child with his family. He attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1943. He served in the United States Navy during World War II from 1943, until his honorable discharge in 1946. Following his discharge from the Navy, he attended Niagara University and received his BS in Business Administration in 1946. On March 5, 1972, he married Jean M. (Mussari) Rosenberg in Temple Beth Zion in Buffalo, N.Y. In 1946, Burt's parents established the Niagara Gift Shop in Niagara Falls, N.Y. He went on to own and operate the family's business until his retirement in 1987. He was a lifelong member of Temple Beth El. Burt enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida, playing bocce in leagues in Florida and Niagara Falls, as well as playing cards.
In addition to his wife of 39 years, he is survived by his son, Maurice M. Rosenberg of Deerfield Beach, Fla; and his niece, Lynn (Rosenberg) Ott of Berea, Ohio. He was the brother-in-law of Theresa (Chester) Krawczyk, Angeline (late Robert) Kujawa, Phyliss Mussari and Joseph Mussari; and is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Robert H. Rosenberg.