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Bellville Times
 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
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.
Posted by Joy Neely


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