Barbara was born in Syracuse NY in 1927 to Harry E. Martin and Edna H. Martin of Camillus, NY. She grew up in Camillus and graduated as the Valedictorian of her class at The Camillus School in 1945. She graduated from Cortland State Teacher’s College (Now SUNY Cortland) in 1949. On April 8,1950, she married her high school sweetheart, Richard J. (Dick) Rosenberg. Barbara taught first grade for the Marcellus School district early in her marriage. The couple had six children and raised them where Dick’s work as an engineer took them - in Fairmont NY, Lake Valhalla, NJ, Grosse Ile, MI, Loudonville, NY, and Pennington, NJ.
When Dick retired in 1988, they moved back to Central New York and settled in Skaneateles.
Barbara’s primary focus in life was her family, and she enjoyed gathering the family together for holidays. She had various hobbies including traveling, genealogy, needlepoint, piano, cards, board games, and reading. She was a member and the historian for The Strathmore Book Club in Syracuse for many years. She was a life-long member of the United Methodist Church and, in Skaneateles, she participated in the SUMC Wednesday Morning Women’s Group for many years and she appreciated the connections she made with the women in the group, greatly.
Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Dick. Her Aunt, Janet Nelepovitz, survives her. She is survived by her six children; Sara (Chuck) Odermann of Lee, Maine; Susan Rosenberg (Glenn Beran) of Skaneateles, NY, Martin (Glenn) Rosenberg of Winchester, Kentucky; Sandy (Sal) Ozkaya of Dover, NJ; Janet (Hank) Hartmann of Brunswick, OH and Stacy (Steve) McClintic of Skaneateles, NY. She is also survived by her 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren who brought much joy to her life.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, August 24th from 5 to 7pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. Funeral Services will be on Saturday, August 25th at 10am at the Skaneateles United Methodist Church. Barbara will be buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Camillus. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice of CNY or The Skaneateles United Methodist Church.
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