Emanuel ‘Manny’ Rosenberg

Feb. 23, 1917 - April 15, 2018


Emanuel “Manny” Rosenberg, 101, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully in Santa Monica, Calif., on Sunday.

Known to his friends as Manny, he was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son and brother. Manny was born in New York City, N.Y., son of the late Joseph and Molly (Pearl) Rosenberg. He moved with his family to Hollidaysburg in 1920, and he spent the greater part of his life in Altoona until 2009, when he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., to live near his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Joel Rosenberg; a daughter, Cinda Rosenberg; and his two beloved grandsons: Michael and Daniel Sunshine, all of Los Angeles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Sophie “Sue” Rosenberg.

Manny graduated from Hollidaysburg High School in 1934 and from the Rhode Island College of Pharmacy in Providence, R.I., in 1938. During WWII, he served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps in the U.S., the Philippines and Japan as chief pharmacist and staff sergeant with the 307th General Hospital. He acquired Sitnek Drug Store in 1955 and operated the pharmacy at its downtown Altoona location for 38 years. Upon retirement, Manny continued working as a part-time pharmacist at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home until 1998. He was a registered pharmacist for 60 years.

He was a longtime member of Agudath Achim Synagogue, Altoona, and of B’nai B’rith. He belonged to many national and state pharmaceutical organizations.

Manny was an avid golfer, and he always enjoyed an afternoon out on the links with good friends. He took great pleasure in the many lifelong friendships that he and Sue formed during their many decades in the Altoona community.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Friday, April 20, 2018, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona, Rabbi Josh Wohl officiating. Interment will be at Agudath Achim Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Heart Association or to the Altoona Area Public Library.