Attorney Harold Rosenn died late Thursday night, June 2, 2022 at his Kingston home, with his son, Scott, and caretakers, Victor and Svetiana Svintozelsky, by his side.
He was born in Plains in 1917 to the late Joe and Jennie Wohl Rosenn., He graduated from Kingston High School, where he was President of the Honor Society and a member of the debate team. He received his undergraduate degree in 1939 from the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He received his law degree in 1941 from the University of Michigan Law School and in 1999 received an Honorary Degree from Misericordia University.
After graduation, Attorney Rosenn proudly served his country in World War II as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 until 1945. When the war ended, he returned from Europe, where he had been stationed, and began to practice law in Wilkes-Barre. Attorney Rosenn initially partnered with his brother, the late Judge Max Rosenn. He quickly acquired a reputation as one of Luzerne County’s most prominent lawyers, and from 1952 to 1954 served as the District Attorney for Luzerne County. In 1954, he became one of the four cofounders of Rosenn, Jenkins & Greenwald, which has grown into the largest law firm in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Attorney Rosenn was an outstanding member of the Pennsylvania Bar, serving for ten years as a member of the Pennsylvania Board of Bar Examiners. He also served as a member of the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission.
Attorney Rosenn and his late wife, Sallyanne Frank Rosenn, were very active in community affairs and regularly served as fundraisers for local charities, such as Wyoming Valley United Way. He was an active member of Temple Israel, the Jewish Community Center, the Westmoreland Club. American Legion Post #395, and a number of other civic and religious organizations.
Harold Rosenn was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Sallyanne, his twin sister, Florence Weinberg, his older sister Lillian Teitelbaum, and his older brother, Judge Max Rosenn. He is survived by his son Frank Scott Rosenn; his nieces, Sally Gay Castleman, Sharon Teitlebaum, Lois Weinberg, Ann Smith, Ann Lindenmuth, and Ellen Frank; and his nephews, Dale Teitlebaum, Professor Keith Rosenn, and Dr. Daniel Rosenn, as well as many other great nieces, great nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 7th, at 2:00 p.m. at Temple Israel, 239 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., with Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Cantor Ahron Abraham officiating. The service will be followed by internment at Temple Israel Cemetery in Swoyersville. Frank Scott Rosenn will be sitting shiva at the family home, 32 Hedge Place, Kingston
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