Richard Rosenow

Obituary of Richard Rosenow

Richard Rosenow, 97, of Lititz, Pennsylvania, formerly of California and New Jersey, passed peacefully on Monday afternoon, November 20, 2023 at Luther Acres with family by his side.  Born in Chicago, he was the son of the late Rudolph and Theresa Rosenow.  He and his wife, Joyce celebrated their 73rd anniversary earlier this year. 


During World War II, Richard served his country as a Machinist’s Mate in the United States Navy.  After earning an honorable discharge, he worked as a machinist before co-founding Rosenow Gill Industries in Little Falls, NJ.


Richard enjoyed bowling, shooting pool with his buddies, playing cards, and working out at the Luther Acres Wellness Center.  He also loved taking meticulous care of his home and yard, cheering for his favorite New York Yankees and reading about the Civil War and World War II.  After retirement, he and Joyce traveled extensively across the US and around the world.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with Joyce, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Linda, wife of Greg Yeo, of San Antonio, Texas; John, husband of Grace Rosenow, of Lititz; and Eileen, wife of Jim Iskra, of Succasunna, New Jersey; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and his sister, Marilyn Schlange of Huntington Beach, California.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter.

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