Robert “Bob” Paul Rosenborg
On Tuesday July 5, 2022, Robert Paul Rosenborg, loving husband, father, step-father, Papo / Grandpa, brother and friend passed away at the age of 88.
Bob was born on 12/25/1933 in Jamestown NY. He graduated from Falconer High School in 1953. He was enlisted in the US Army and was released with an honorable discharge. After the army he attended Jamestown Community College and Rochester Institute Technology to work in the printing field as a linotype operator.
In the 1970s he switched careers and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Geneseo and a Rehabilitation Management degree from Cornell University in 1972.
12/21/1962 he married Jeanine Carlson and had two daughters Julie and Jennifer. They were married for 14 years and continued to have a strong, healthy and supportive relationship after the marriage was over.
In1982 he met Sharon Baug and her 3 children, Chrissy, Tracy and John. In 1995 they were married. Bob and Sharon enjoyed many adventures together. She was by his side, in their Florida home, holding his hand as he passed.
Bob dedicated his life to helping those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He brought joy and purpose to hundreds of individuals and support for their family. In the early 1970s he was the executive director of The ARC https://thearc.org, (Association for Retarded Children). In 1977 he was an integral part in creating and implementing Continuing Developmental Services, now CDS Life Transitions, in Webster NY, https://cdslifetransitions.org. He established group homes, day enrichment centers, and found job placement for individuals with disabilities.
Bob loved to travel, enjoy nature, and play cards. He was always reading and eager to learn.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents Ray and Peg Rosenborg, his sister Patty, his daughter Julie Rosenborg and his first wife Jeanine Carlson Oosterveen. He is survived by his wife Sharon, his daughter Jennifer Schmidt and son-in-law Mitch Schmidt. His sisters Judy Beckerink and Georgia Wellman, step children Chrissy Baug, Tracy Bartolone, John Baug, and grandchildren Miranda and Gavin Schmidt and step-grandchildren Phylicia Rider, Elise and Luca Bartolone, and Ethan Baug, his nephews Andy and John Wellman and Darin and Adam Beckerink, and many lifelong friends.
Celebration of his life services will be held on Friday 8/5 at 10am at White Haven Memorial Park. 210 Marsh Road, Pittsford, NY 14534.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CDS Life transitions at: https://cdslifetransitions.org/donate/ or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.