Barry Marc Rosen of Palm Beach, FL and West Hartford passed away at the age of 79 on December 27, 2010. Born in Princeton, NJ, Mr. Rosen grew up in Trenton, NJ, where he graduated from the public school system. He received his Bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and then served in the US Air Force for two years as an officer. After serving in the Air Force, he commenced a 40 year career as a CPA, retiring in 1998 as managing partner of Kaufman, Osit and Vasquez, a CPA firm in Farmington. Mr. Rosen was active in community affairs; he demonstrated his great love of opera by serving on the board of The Berkshire Opera Company and The Connecticut Concert Opera. He was president of the Men’s Club of Beth El Temple, West Hartford, and also served on it’s Board of Directors. He was also president of The Officer’s Club of Connecticut. Mr. Rosen is survived by his wife of 49 years, Carol (Rottner) Rosen, and his children Andy Rosen and Wendy Goldstein of Durham, NC, Lauren Rosen and Daniel Seaver of Norwich, VT, and Kenny Rosen of Telluride, CO. He is also survived by his 3 beloved grandchildren, Cameron Rosen, Samuel Seaver and Tilly Seaver, and his sister, Tema Liebowitz of Studio City, CA.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:30 AM in the Chapel of the Weinstein Mortuary, 640 Farmington Ave., Hartford with Rabbi James Rosen officiating. Interment will follow in the Temple Beth Sholom Memorial Park, Manchester.
A Memorial Period will be observed at 1 King Philip Drive, West Hartford, through Sunday. Contributions in Mr. Rosen’s memory, may be made to the Connecticut Concert Opera, P.O. Box 370341, West Hartford 06137. For further information, directions, or to sign the guest book for Mr. Rosen, please visit online at www.weinsteinmortuary.com/cfm.