November 22, 1932 - August 8, 2019
Leonard “Lenny” Marshall Rosenberg died peacefully at Harbor Chase Assisted Living on August 8th, 2019 in Plano, Texas at the age of 86. He will be missed by his large family and friends from around the country. Lenny touched the lives of so many people and was the wonderful patriarch of his family. Lenny is survived by his wife Janet (Frazier) Earle Rosenberg; Son, Marshall Rosenberg (wife Robin and grandchildren Marshall Jr. and Michael); stepdaughter Angela O’Brien (husband Robert and grandchildren Rylie and Ayden); stepson Randy Seale (wife Maggie); stepdaughter Vicky Van Vleck (husband Phillip and grandchildren Mike Cotten (Elisha), Jeff Cotten (Carrie), Kevin Cotten; Kelly Price (Jody) and 8 great-grandchildren. Lenny is preceded in death by his parents Murray and Anna Esther (Drucker) Rosenberg of Bridgeport, Connecticut; Sisters Justine Rosenberg and Marion Rosenberg of Delray Beach, Florida.
Lenny was born on November 22, 1932, in Bridgeport, Connecticut to Murray and Anna Esther (Drucker) Rosenberg. He graduated from Bassik High School in 1951. He joined the United States Navy in 1952 and served until 1960. He was very proud of his service for our country and was stationed in many ports and bases from Key West to Maryland. After the navy, Lenny moved to Miami, Florida and married Georgeanna Anderson and had their son Marshall.
Lenny’s professional career spanned from hospitality to marketing. In the 1960s, he worked as the manager of the Playboy Club in Miami, Florida. Everyone that met Lenny would comment that he was a natural-born salesman. During his career, he represented both large and small companies in many industries. Lenny excelled in sales positions marketing such things as model car kits, toys, crafts, cosmetics, seashells, and cell phone accessories. For decades, Lenny worked for Revell Models as the Regional Sales Representative with business spanning many states. He showed his excellence in the sales industry by being nominated and winning “Salesman of the Year” during his long tenure with Revell several times. In 1971, Lenny moved to Texas and met Janet Frazier in 1980 and they married in 1990. He loved Texas! Lenny often commented that Dallas was the best place in America to work and raise family. Lenny & Janet spent many years traveling the world with their last trip in 2017 to Cuba. This was one of many of his true passions. He loved meeting many people from around the world, many of whom he maintained friendships with for much of his life.
Lenny was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan. His presence was always felt when he entered the room. Family and friends universally said Lenny never met a stranger. Lenny was never at a loss for words with a keen memory for people he met over his 86 years. He took great interest in everyone’s story and enjoyed sharing his as well. Lenny often said he would never retire! Over his later years, Lenny was not only a great salesman but a limousine driver, impromptu bartender, antique dealer, poured wine in local grocery stores and liquor stores and delivered for Boston Market catering up until this past Fall. He rarely missed a beat and he took great pride that he was able to stay very active up until just months before he passed.
A memorial service with military honors is scheduled for 12:30 pm, September 7th, 2019 at North Dallas Funeral Home in Farmers Branch, Texas. Chaplain Steve Calvert will officiate the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Lenny’s life and share their story of Lenny. The family would like to thank the staff of Harbor Chase of Plano and Joanne Axberg with Ardent Hospice for Lenny’s care the last six months of his life. A private family service with his inurnment at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will be held Monday, September 9th, 2019.
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