Herman Rosner entered the US Army in April 1941 and joined G Company, 68th Coast Artillery as an AA gunner. He fought in Italy, where brutal winters and limited supplies made things “rough for a while.” He recalls, “We were losing a lot of men…you wonder sometimes, ‘it’s going to be me next.”’ Herm was injured while fighting on the Anzio beachhead in Italy before leaving the Army in 1945.
~ Ellie DePastino
The Final Story
Herman Rosner, age 95, of Pittsburgh, formerly of McKeesport, died Monday, September 15, 2014 at the Charles Morris Nursing Center. Born December 25, 1918, son of the late Louis and Tillie Berkstein Rosner, stepson of the late Gussie Lebowitz Rosner, husband of the late Lily Freedman Rosner, he is survived by 2 sons, David (Joyce) Rosner of Elkins Park, PA and Leon A. (Una Greenaway) Rosner of Hawaii; 2 grandchildren, Perri Rosner and Drew Rosner; 2 step great grandchildren, Max Lemoine and Marlow Limoges; and was preceded in death by brothers and sisters.
A member of Temple B’nai Israel, the Jewish War Veterans, American Legion Post #701 in White Oak, VFW, National Steelworkers Oldtimers Foundation, and the Veterans Breakfast Club, he was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. Mr. Rosner was honored by Action Housing at the former McKeesport YMCA by dedicating the community room in his name.
Friends were received in the Hunter Funeral Home, McKeesport, PA. His service was held Friday, September 19, 2014 with Rabbi Paul Tuchman officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow in Temple Cemetery.
The family suggests contributions to the Veterans Breakfast Club, 200 Magnolia Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15228 or to the Riverview Towers Activity Fund, 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217.