Jerome M. Rosenberg
April 22, 2023

Funeral Information

April 25 2023 - 11:00 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, (Shadyside) Pittsburgh 15232

JEROME M. ROSENBERG: Age 89, on Saturday, April 22, 2023. Beloved husband of 60 years to Barbara Rosenberg; father of Seema (the late Mark Pollack, the late Stephen Gross) Pollack Gross (Peter Post) and Howard (Kim) Rosenberg; son of the late Louis, late Ida and late Sarah Rosenberg; grandfather of Sam and Max Pollack, Alex, Adam and AJ Rosenberg; brother of Paul (Shereen) Rosenberg and the late Dolly Rubenstein; brother-in-law of Lenny (Carole) Rubenstein; uncle of Reid (Emma) Rosenberg, Jed Rosenberg, Cindy (Andy) Lewis and Lynne (Steven) Weiss; great uncle of Simon, Elise, Allie (Harrison), Lexie and Jessica.

As a young man, Jerry began working in the grocery business with his father Louis Rosenberg, who founded Community Supermarket in Penn Hills in 1927, and developed a passion for the grocery business which would remain lifelong. After graduating from Penn State, Jerry returned to the family business which he led for much of his life along with his brother Paul and son Howard. In 1983 the family business expanded with the opening of one of the first Giant Eagle franchise stores in Oakmont and in 1991 an additional Giant Eagle franchise in Verona. In the early 2000s, the business expanded further with Community Supermarket locations opening in Fox Chapel, Lower Burrell, and Natrona Heights. In 2003, the family business was a recipient of the University of Pittsburgh Katz School of Business Western Pennsylvania Family Business of the Year Award. The business today, led by Jerry's son Howard, consists of the Giant Eagle in Verona and Community Supermarket locations in Penn Hills, Lower Burrell, and Natrona Heights. He was also on the board for Peoples Bank of Unity (now S&T Bank).

While Jerry retired from day to day business operations a decade ago, he never lost his passion for the business and was often seen in the Community Supermarket stores into his late 80s visiting with employees and customers.

Jerry enjoyed watching sports with family and was a big Pittsburgh and Penn State sports fan. Jerry was an excellent ping pong player and loved golfing, especially with his grandchildren. He was a long-time member of Temple Sinai, Concordia Club, Green Oaks Country Club, Westmoreland Country Club and Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton, FL. Jerry was a philanthropic supporter of a number of local charities including the United Jewish Federation, Jewish Family and Children Services and The Friendship Circle. The family would like to thank all the caregivers from Jewish Family and Children Services and nurses from Presbyterian Senior Care Home Health for their unwavering support.

Services at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Shadyside on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 11 AM. NO PRIOR VISITATION. Interment Beth Shalom Cemetery.   

Donations can be made to The Friendship Circle, 1922 Murray Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Jewish Family and Children Services, 5743 Bartlett Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217 or Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.


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Max, and family, may your memories bring comfort during this difficult time and his memory be for a blessing. B’Shalom

By Penny, Paul, Matthew Gordon & Beth, Christian Gambale - April 29, 2023

So sorry for your loss, send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

By Wanda and Jeff Vitunic - April 26, 2023

Dear Barbara, Seema and Max and family, We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family . We are so sorry for your great loss. Jerry will be sorely missed. With Love, Judy and Marty Ross

By Judy and Marty Ross - April 25, 2023

My deepest condolences to the entire Rosenberg family. Jerry was a kind and loving friend and neighbor. Hard to believe I’ve known him (and your family) my entire life. He always had kind and caring words whenever I would see him, young or old. He will be very much missed. May his memory be a blessing. My best…Cindy

By Cindy Stadtlander - April 25, 2023

Seema and Family, You all have my deepest sympathy for your loss. It was always nice seeing him come into the store to greet all of us! Praying for you all during this time🙏

By Alexa Lodovico - April 25, 2023

Sam and I send our deepest condolences to all the Rosenberg. Jerry was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle and friend to many. He always had a kind word and greeting. May Jerry’s memory be a blessing

By Rachel and Sam Landman - April 25, 2023

We were so sorry to hear of Jerome’s passing. His grandson Max is a wonderful young man, no doubt due to Jerome’s influence. We hope the family can find solace in warm memories of Jerome. Our hearts go out to all those grieving this overwhelming loss.

By Beth Wiener and Peter Baumberg - April 25, 2023

My sincere condolences, may Jerry's memory be a blessing.

By Pearl Averbach - April 25, 2023

Mike and I have shopped at Community Market in Penn Hills for 55 years. Mike worked in the meat department at age 18. So many good memories of Jerry around the store. Every time Jerry would see us he would ask how we were and would greet us by name also asking about our two children Jeff and Jill who worked for him about 30 years ago. This warm welcome has been carried on by Paul and Howie to this day. Our family is deeply saddened, but know Jerry is at peace. Our deepest sympathy’s. The Kitsko Family

By Mike and Joanne Kitsko - April 24, 2023

My deepest sympathy to the Rosenberg family. I use to work at the Community market on Milligan town road in the late sixties early seventies. Jerry as well as Paul were both good people to work for.

By Bob Hanlon - April 24, 2023

My deepest condolences to the Rosenberg family. I’ve worked for the Rosenbergs for 36 years. Jerry was always so kind to me and my family. He was a good guy, and will be missed.

By Debbie Szczepanski - April 24, 2023

I've known Jerry as a client for 38 years, a true gentleman and business man. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

By Bernard A Deverson - April 24, 2023

Paul, sincere condolences to you and family.

By Sharon Galanty Knapp - April 24, 2023

Our sincere condolences to the Rosenberg Family. Jerry was always kind and respectful to his customers, always greeting us by name. His son, Howie, carries on his father’s legacy.

By The Batory Family - April 23, 2023

My deepest condolences to Paul and the entire Rosenberg Family. May his memory be a blessing for all of you. BDE

By Marcia Cantor - April 23, 2023

Really sorry for your loss my deepest heartfelt condolences.I wish I would have had the pleasure of meeting Jerry.He must of been a great guy and huge loss

By Nick Rosenberg - April 23, 2023

I’ve known Jerry many years as a friend and neighbor. He was a wonderful My deepest sympathy go out to his family.

By Larry Kanterman - April 23, 2023

Rosenberg family, My deepest sympathies to you.

By Nancy Kanterman - April 23, 2023