James S. “Jimmy” Rosenberg

July 2, 2023
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Penn Yan / Buffalo- James S. “Jimmy” Rosenberg, 61, went Home to His Lord on Sunday, July 2, 2023, after a long battle with A.L.S.

A Celebration of Life will be held Sunday, June 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Italian Prime at Salvatore’s Restaurant, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY 14043.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the ALS Association, 135 Old Cove Rd., Suite 213, Liverpool, NY 13090 (als.org)

Jim is survived by his Life Partner, Richard Wheeler of Penn Yan; siblings, Jeffrey S. Rosenberg, Edwin F. (Ellie) Rosenberg, Nancy D. (James) Lawson, Jon S. Rosenberg, Jacques S. (Diane) Rosenberg; nephew, James Lawson; many nieces; and many friends.

A special thanks to his Penn Yan Family and caretakers, Sue Wheeler, Michele Doyle, Adell Koek and the Christensen Family; and to Ontario-Yates Hospice.

Jim was born July 25, 1961, the son of the late Frederick and Mary Rosenberg of East Aurora, NY. He was a graduate of Alfred State College. Jim moved from Buffalo to Penn Yan in 2022.

Jimmy was President and Co-Owner of Hale Northeastern, working for over 40 years setting up trade shows and conventions throughout the United States. He also set up charitable local Galas for Erie County Medical Center, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Family Motor Coach Association, and the Festival of Trees benefiting the Buffalo Children’s Hospital.

 Please visit www.kenperkinsfuneralhome.com to send a condolence to Jimmy’s family.


Celebration of Life

The Tavern, 114 Elm St., Penn Yan, NY 14527

Sunday, September 24, 2023
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
114 Elm Street
Penn Yan, NY
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Celebration of Life

Italian Prime at Salvatore's

Sunday, June 9, 2024
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY
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Phyllis Christensen from Penn yan on Jul. 3, 2023

Rich, our dear friend since you were a tiny little boy. Our love and prayers to you, your family and Jim's family. Jim was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful man. He cared about everyone. The Christensen family, will miss you Jim. Our love to Rich. Stay strong.

Duane Mayo from Palmetto Florida on Jul. 5, 2023

Lisa and I would like offer our deepest condolences to all of Jimmy's family. We were very saddened to hear of his passing. We will always have fond memories, prayers for all.

Van Kurtz from Buffalo, NY on Jul. 6, 2023

Richard and Jim's family,

I am so sorry for your loss. The several years that I knew Jim in Buffalo were the best years of my life. Always kind and always with a smile, that was Jim.

With many condolences,

Joe Castiglia from Lancaster NY on Jul. 6, 2023

My heart goes out to all of Jimmy’s family and friends. I had the pleasure of sharing fun times with Jimmy in our season tickets at Shea’s and having cocktails at the Buffalo neighborhood bar. A stand up gentle man and fun loving guy will truly be missed. Sending my sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers.
Sing with the angels and dance amongst the stars.

Thomas Sullivan from Cary, NC on Jul. 6, 2023

So sorry to hear about my nephew Jimmy's passing. I have many fond memories of the times we had at family gatherings. May the Rosenberg family and Jimmy's friends be surrounded by God's love and gentle care in this time of great sadness. You are in my prayers.

Mary Anne Dains from Blasdell on Jul. 6, 2023

Dear Rich and Jimmy's family. I was so sad to get the news of Jim's passing. I will always remember his hugs and the special talks we shared. I know my brother, Tony Gruka was waiting for you at the door to heaven. I am sure your both sharing a cold one and a plate of wings and a good laugh! We now have two angels watching over us!

Dru Hites from Buffalo, NY on Jul. 6, 2023

Oh, Jacques, I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother. The life he led before his illness was so admirable. I pray that, with time, the pain of loss eases and you are comforted by all the good Jimmy did. Sending love to you, Diane and your family.

Gay Ashley from Fairfax, VA on Jul. 6, 2023

Jim and I worked together several years ago at Dulles Expo. I enjoyed his tongue-in-cheek sense of humor, his interest in presenting a good show, and - even when the grumpy times set in - he was a stand-up guy. I will remember him and his smile. He is free of the disease and I do hope we will all see one another again one day. Rest in peace, Jim. Condolences and prayers to his family and all surrounding him.

Jac Buss from Eggertsville, NY on Jul. 7, 2023

Richard, Family and Friends, My heart is heavy for your loss. May Love and Peace Hug all your hearts. Jimmy I will remember you as being fun loving, kind, thoughtful, caring and compassionate. Our friendship may have only lasted a season until life took us in different directions, But I will forever be grateful for that time. RIP my friend.

John Glennon from Kenmore on Jul. 8, 2023

So very sorry for your loss, Jim was a great guy.

Thomas Brady from Waterloo on Jul. 10, 2023

Sorry to hear of your loss Rich. Everyone should be so fortunate to have such a dedicated caretaker as you, in their lives, during their final days. RIP Jimmy!

Ian Clugston from Iowa Colony, TX on Jul. 12, 2023

Jimmy is a beloved friend and will be dearly missed, rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.

David O’Connor from 988 Mill Road on Jul. 16, 2023

Deepest condolences from Jackie and I to all of Jimmy’s loved ones and friends. After knowing him in high school through Jacques, I was lucky enough to see him on occasion at the Buffalo Convention Center, where I tended bar for a decade.
Even if Jimmy wasn’t there, the Hale Northeastern team could always count on one or two drinks, “on the house.”
Truth be told, all of those drinks were “on Jimmy” - a great and highly competent guy. Godspeed.

SUE TAYLOR WHEELER from Englewood on Jul. 20, 2023


Grace Volt from Brancport, NY on Jul. 23, 2023

Sending condolences to you Rich. May the memories never fade.

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