David Rosenfeld
August 31, 2018

Rosenfeld II, David; On Friday, August 31, 2018. Devoted husband and proud father, died at age 98.  While he did not reach his goal of living to age 120, he was privileged to live a long life. He is survived by his wife Lois (nee Blyler), children Samuel (Sacha), Brian (Sally Thorner) and Maida Milone, and two grandsons, Everett Rosenfeld and G Matthew Milone.  He was predeceased by his dear grandson Jordan Rosenfeld whose death deeply affected him. Dave was born in Pittsburgh in March 1920 to immigrant Jewish parents and grew up a true child of the Depression. In 1938, he graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School, the public school his three children would also attend.  He enlisted in the Army Air Corp in January 1942 and spent the war in Africa and Europe as a Staff Sergeant until June 1945.  He returned to Pittsburgh after the war and joined his family business, Liberty Cleaners & Dyers, spending the next two decades driving throughout western Pennsylvania managing the company’s many Quaker Cleaners. He met the love of his life, Lois, at the store in Altoona, and often corralled his children in his un-air-conditioned Chevys during the summer months as he drove them from Johnstown to Meadville to Erie managing the stores. When the family business was sold, Dave moved to Philadelphia and tried his hand at a number of jobs, and ultimately found his most satisfying work helping his son Sam manage his dental offices as his bookkeeper. Dave and Lois moved to Sarasota, Florida in the late 1990’s where he spent his retirement volunteering at Doctors Hospital, attending services at his neighborhood synagogue and complaining endlessly about politics, food in restaurants, the state of the world, etc.  Services and Interment PRIVATE. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in his memory to Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America or Aviva Jewish Housing Foundation. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. www.schugar.com


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