by | Mar 2, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Monte Z. Rosenberg died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at home after a long illness at the age of 89.

Monte met the love of his life, Carole, and they were happily married in 1954 for 63 years. He was a long time resident of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

He was predeceased by his parents, Bess and Alan Rosenberg, his brother Ira Rosenberg, and his lifelong friend, Joe Goodstein.

He is survived by his loving wife Carole, his devoted children Jo (Shari), Paul (Stefan), Lesley and his adored and adoring grandchildren Elizabeth and Jacob and several nieces, nephews, sisters- in-law, and many friends who are like family.

Monte graduated pharmacy school in 1957 and owned the first discount pharmacy, King’s Pharmacy, in the area. Throughout his career, he was known for his integrity and professionalism. He trained many new pharmacy graduates to do the job “properly” who went on to manage their own pharmacies.

Monte was a snazzy dresser and his grandchildren knew him for his unusual taste in socks. He was known for his love of children, basketball, fast cars, golf, and sailboats. For years he went to the NCAA tournament with multi-generational family members. Monte looked forward to his Wednesday lunches with the “Romeos.”

Funeral services were held at Altmeyer Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at Forrest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Donations can be made to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia or Temple Israel.

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