SOUTHBURY — Herman Rosenfield was a man for all seasons, loved and respected by all who knew him. This gentle giant passed away Thursday, June 18, 2020, with his loving family at his side in a facility that is one step from heaven, the Danbury Regional Hospice.
He was a resident of Southbury and lived until the ripe old age of 96.
Herman was born March 14, 1924, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the son of Marcus and Celia Rosenfield. He went on to join the U.S. Army. During World War II, he was a cryptographer, stationed outside of London, England. After the war, he enrolled in court stenography school and became a supreme court stenographer at the courthouse in White Plains, N.Y.
Anyone fortunate enough to know Herman knew him as a true gentleman.
He was caring, considerate, highly intelligent and very talented. He sketched, drew wonderful portraits, sculpted, played guitar and had a wonderful singing voice, not to forget his athletic ability in golf, tennis and bowling.
More important was his ability to teach others.
Herman leaves behind his loving wife, Harriett, of 60 years; three children, Mark, James and Beth; six grandchildren, Katie, Eric, Evan, Alex, Sarah and Jenny; a niece, Debbie, and countless friends.
A celebration of life with full military honors took place June 23.
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