Robert “Bob” Paul Rosenborg | News, Sports, Jobs

Robert “Bob” Paul Rosenborg a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2022. He passed away at his home in Fort Myers, Fla.

Bob was born on Dec. 25, 1933 in Jamestown, NY, to the late Angeline Herman Rosenborg and William Raymond Rosenborg.

Bob was preceded in death by his mother, Angeline (Peg) Rosenborg, and his father, William Raymond Rosenborg; and his very beloved daughter, Julie Yvonne Rosenborg. Also, his first wife and mother of his children, Jeanine Carlson Oosterveen.

Bob is survived by his wife, Sharon Rosenborg; and his daughter, Jennifer Schmidt. His stepchildren: Christine Baug, Tracy Bartolone and John Baug. His grandchildren by him: Miranda Schmidt, and Gavin Schmidt; and his step-grandchildren: Phylcia Rider, Elise Bartolone, Luca Bartolone and Ethan Baug.

He is also survived by his two sisters: Georgia Wellman and Judy Beckerink. Along with their children from him: his nephews: Andy and John Wellman and Darin and Adam Beckerink.

Bob graduated from Falconer High School in 1953. He then entered the U. S army. After a service of two years in the medical corps, he was released with an honorable discharge. Upon returning to Jamestown, he attended Jamestown Community College while working at The Post-Journal as a linotype operator.

Bob moved to Rochester where he attended Geneseo College and graduated with his bachelors degree in education. He then attended Cornell University to attain his masters degree.

When entering the work field Bob soon became the executive director of the ARC – Association for Retarded Children which promotes the human rights of people with disabilities.

Bob was an integral part of establishing the foundation and the implementation of Continuing Developmental Services, which was started in 1977, by parents who were concerned about the futures of their developmentally disabled children. Bob was dedicated and worked directly with Lew and Phyllis Wolfe, NYS, Monroe County DDSO (Developmentally Disabled Services Office) for funding and oversight, and board development. The first home opened in Henrietta NY Initially, Bob physically resided with the first group of home residents, providing care and activities of daily living often without pay. This was the first step of his entrepreneurial skills and being a true visionary, to establish fullservice programs that included the addition of multiple residences on the East Side of Monroe County, including a Day Treatment program, competitive Sheltered Workshops, and Employment, Community work for residents and Job coaches. In addition, they organized and implemented program transportation systems, all to complete the vision. Residential clients were so excited to be working and socially active within the new CDS community.

Bob received an honor in 1987 for his work in the foundation of CDS. A public acknowledgment was extended for all his accomplishments.

Bob, in addition to all his achievements, was a loving and devoted son, father, brother, and husband. He enjoyed being in nature and loved to hike. He was a kind and gentle man. He made an enormous difference in the lives of the people in his care of him. He loved to play cards and was always ready with a joke or a humorous remark. He was usually seen with a book in his hand and loved to learn. I have loved life.

He will be missed by his family and his many friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to CDS, or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Friends are invited to send condolences via the on-line guest book which can be found at www. MullinsMemorial.com.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

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