Lee A. Rosenblum
November 17, 2021
Funeral InformationNovember 21 2021 - 9:00 am
West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4720 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229
LEE ALAN ROSENBLUM: Of Pittsburgh, passed away Nov 17, 2021, in Burlington, Massachusetts.
His life is being celebrated by his kids, Lisa Rosenblum and Saar Banin of Ridgefield CT, Diane Kalik and Steve Kalik of Arlington, MA, and Eric Rosenblum and Titi Liu of Palo Alto CA; his grandkids: Alexandra and Isabelle Banin, Rebecca and Vivian Kalik, and Max and Ella Rosenblum; and his sister, Carol Bennett of Rochester, NY.
Lee was born in Steubenville, OH, in 1929, son of local physician Max Rosenblum and Bessie (née Greenburg, who was a member of a sprawling Steubenville family). He was the big brother to Eleanor (Schmidt), who is recently deceased, and Carol.
He followed his father’s path into medicine, graduating from Ohio University and then the University of Cincinnati Medical School. From that point, his life centered on the practice of medicine. He did residencies in pathology and internal medicine and pathology in Cleveland and Boston City Hospital. In between, he served as a captain in the US Army in Korea, after the cessation of hostilities, and as Chief of Pathology for the 8th Army in Korea. For a very long time, Lee was Board certified in both Pathology and Internal Medicine.
After returning from his military service, he did one more stint in Cleveland (as Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital), before settling back in Steubenville, where he practiced medicine for most of the next 40 years, much of it alongside his father. He very much loved the practice of medicine, especially in a small community where he could get to know his patients. Lee was also an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, and for many years, taught weekly clinics at their medical school.
He was lucky enough to have a cousin, Jonathan (JK) Greenburg, who was in New York, and introduced him to a Colorado transplant-- Rosalind Miller-- who was an avid skier, pianist, and hiker. After two dates, they were engaged to be married. They settled in Steubenville and raised their kids there, before relocating to Pittsburgh in 2000. Rosalind passed away in 2007. Lee loved his life in Squirrel Hill, and the close community and group of friends that surrounded him.
Graveside Services and Interment will be held on Sunday at 9 AM at West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions may be made to United Jewish Federation, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 600 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3259. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family owned and operated. www.schugar.com