Charles Herman vonRosenberg, 91, long time resident of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, 29 October. Mr. vonRosenberg was born in Bellville on 7 May 1914, the son of Herman T. von Rosenberg and Agnes Libussa Hellmuth von Rosenberg. After attending public school in Bellville and Houston, he graduated in 1936 from Rice Institute, now Rice University. On 29 November 194, he married Frances Bock of Sealy, who died in September 2004. After working for Humble Pipeline Co. in Houston, Mr. vonRosenberg volunteered as an officer candidate for the U.S. Army in 1942, and spent most of his military career at Ft. Bragg, NC in the Field Artillery Replacement Training Center. After he was discharged from the Army he and Frances returned to Texas in February 1946, but by September they had returned to Fayetteville to settle permanently where they had made friends during their army years. Before 9 February 1953, when Mr. vonRosenberg became a Certified Public Accountant and with Philip Haigh he established the Fayetteville accounting firm of Haigh and vonRosenberg. The couple had two children during those years. Mr. vonRosenberg was a life-long active volunteer in his church, his profession, and his community. He and his wife became active members of St. John's Episcopal Church during their many years as members. Toward the end of his life von Rosenberg said that he and Frances had "led fruitful, rewarding and fulfilled lives." He is survived by his son Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee, Charles Glenn vonRosenberg and his wife Ann in Knoxville, TN., and by his daughter Dr. Sarah Palmer vonRosenberg and her husband Dr. Stanley Smoote in Brazoria by four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cumberland Community Foundation, Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC, 28302 or St. John's Episcopal Church, Box 722, Fayetteville, NC, 28302.
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