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Paulette R. Rosenberg of Altamonte Springs, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at home with her family surrounding her. She was born Jan. 24, 1934, in Commercy, Meuse France, to Aline Berger Reppert and Paul Urbain Reppert.

Raised Catholic, she met and fell in love with an American G.I. while working on the military base near her home in Nancy, France. Phil Rosenberg was not only an American, but a Jew. Paulette convert to Judaism. She and Phil were married by the grand rabbi of Nancy in June 1957.

In 1958 their first child, Sarah, was born in Dommartin-les-Toul, France. Phil's career with the Army took them from France to Fort Bragg, N. C., back to France, to Aberdeen, Md., where their second child, Miriam, was born, then to Germany, back to Aberdeen, Md., and finally to Altamonte Springs.

Paulette went to work for an insurance agent in 1978 and ran the office until she retired in 2001.

After she retired, she became active at Congregation of Reform Judaism. She and Phil took on the restoration of the CRJ Library, and Paulette became a bat mitzvah in 2006. She also continued to pursue her love of learning through Lifelong Learning classes at UCF.

She is survived by her husband, Phil, daughters, Sarah (Chris) Geilen, and Miriam (Jack) Rowe; and granddaughter Rachelle.

Funeral services were held at Congregation of Reform Judaism with burial at Florida National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Paulette Rosenberg are requested to the American Cancer Society, 1601 W Colonial Dr, Orlando 32804.

Arrangements were entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel, Orlando.


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