Ellsworth Rosenberg, 99, of Plantation, Fla., died June 14, 2014, one month before his 100th birthday. He had lived in Caldwell before moving to Plantation 20 years ago.
Mr. Rosenberg, who worked for Curtiss-Wright during World War II, was a self-employed electrician for many years before going to work as an inspector for the Fire Underwriters in East Orange. He worked as a traveling hardware salesman covering New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. His early retirement was spent working for his friend Helmut as a machinist in West Caldwell.
He graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in 1933 and attended Pennington Academy in Newark.
He was a lifelong member of Congregation Agudath Israel in Caldwell. He was active in the men’s club, choir, and B’nai B’rith. He was a volunteer fireman in Pine Brook and Caldwell for over 50 years. He also was a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason. He was Grand Chaplain of the 200 Anniversary Staff of the Grand Lodge of NJ, and was secretary of the Memorial Lodge in Ft. Lauderdale from 1995 to 2005.
Predeceased by his wife of 75 years, Lillian (Kantor), last December, he is survived by his daughter, Helaine (Alan) Kanegsberg of New Hampshire; his son, Arthur (Kathryn) of Tennessee; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.
Services were held June 16 with arrangements by Star of David, North Lauderdale, Fla.