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Louis Rosenstock
Date of Funeral:
Friday, October 12, 2018
Time of Funeral:
11 am
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Shiva Details:
Friday following interment, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, with a service at 1:30pm.
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The Family of Louis Rosenstock
Feb 21, 2019 10:51 PM

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Beth Tfiloh Congregation
Oct 10, 2018 01:58 PM

Beth Tfiloh Congregation deeply regrets the passing of our member, Louis Rosenstock, husband of Esther Rosenstock, and extends sincere condolences to the entire family.

Karen Kantor Egorin-Yaker
Oct 10, 2018 03:12 PM

To the family of this wonderful man
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing our one of the forever favorites from Beth Tfiloh Camp. My father, Nat Kantor, always spoke of Lou as a fine young man...His smile warmed hearts, his laughter made the world a better place. As for me and my brother Kenny, Lou was always the kind of guy who made us feel important as people. May his memory bring peace, joy and love...

Andy and The Staff @ Gourmet Again
Oct 10, 2018 03:32 PM

Sending our deepest love and sympathy to the entire family. Louie was a very special customer and will be missed my many. His presence in the store was always known and he had a special relationship with most of the staff members. He will truly be missed.

Mike and Tzippie Mahr
Oct 10, 2018 04:20 PM

What a sad day today is for all who knew and loved Louis. His passing leaves a void not to be replaced and his obituary says everything about Louis, and how he lived, The wonderful memories that all who knew him will be forever in our hearts. Esther we send our deepest sympathy and love to all your family. May his name truly be for a blessing.

Marcia & Bernie Rubin
Oct 10, 2018 04:26 PM

So sad to hear that Louis has passed - I knew him from Forest Park
High - in fact we won a jitterbug contest there but he was the better
dancer. We send our thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
Marcia & Bernie

Robin Gladstone, President
Oct 10, 2018 04:47 PM

The Park Towers West community mourns the loss of Louis Rosenstock, a long-time resident of our community, who followed in the tradition of his parents and parents-in-law at PTW. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May you know no more sorrow.

Alan Shecter
Oct 10, 2018 05:21 PM

Louie was always a trip, a treat, a blast of fun. May wonderful memories of him be a comfort.

Ruth Cohen Ross and Jerry Ross
Oct 10, 2018 05:27 PM

WE are saddened to hear of Lou's passing. He was always with a smile and a friendly hello. I[Jerry} went to City College but I'll always remember Lou on the Forest Park basketball team playing against us. HE WAS GREAT! His memory is a blessing to all of us.

Dovey Kahn
Oct 10, 2018 05:50 PM

It was my pleasure to "supervise" Louie when he volunteered to be a Big Brother at the Jewish Big Brother and Sister League. This was a challenging situation but Louie met it with his warmth, humor and genuine caring. Over the years meeting him at his favorite spots e.g.Gourmet Again he always made me feel special. This was his gift We could use more Louie Rosenstocks in our lives.

Robin Gladstone, President
Oct 10, 2018 06:16 PM

The Park Towers West community mourns the loss of Louis Rosenstock, a long-term resident of our community who followed in the tradition of his parents and parents-in-law at PTW. Heartfelt condolences to his family. May you know no more sorrow.

Oct 10, 2018 06:22 PM


Julie Colton
Oct 10, 2018 06:49 PM

Ellen, I'm so sorry for your loss. May your father's memory be a blessing.

Sheila and Steve Margolis
Oct 10, 2018 06:57 PM

We are so shocked and saddened to learn of Lou’s passing.Please accept our deepest sympathies.

Bob Schaftel
Oct 10, 2018 07:29 PM

Such a sad loss. Rest in peace.

Alan Sandler
Oct 10, 2018 08:18 PM

Louis was my counselor at Beth Tfiloh Camp in 1953, I knew Sam and Esther well and their friends the Maytins in Denton. It was a true privilege to have known Louis and a treat to see him throughout the decades. I missed him this year at the High Holidays and I inquired to see if he reserved seats, which he had. He will be missed, he was a special and unique person, and I am grateful for many wonderful memories.
My heartfelt sympathy to the family.

Jody Kesner
Oct 10, 2018 08:32 PM

All of us at Salon O at Stevenson are mourning the loss of our beloved Louie. He was our ray of sunshine every week when he entered the salon. I’ll miss those knuckle knocks, but I’m sure he’s giving them to everyone he meets up in heaven.

Ivan Rosengarden
Oct 10, 2018 08:44 PM

I loved Louie. What a great personality. He loved life and food, and of course family. R. I. P.

Patti Jeffery Hobbs💜
Oct 10, 2018 08:46 PM

I am shocked and sad to see this. I am very sorry for your loss. Kisses to Kim, Esther, Henry and Jack.

Jackie Ross & Medina family
Oct 10, 2018 10:08 PM

Dear Jill, Ellen and Kim,

I think of your dad with a smile and a joke. Always warm and welcoming. From the time we were kids to the doting grandfather. I enjoyed seeing him at school events. We are thinking of you at this time. Sending our love.

Karen Miller Singer
Oct 10, 2018 10:22 PM

I have such fond memories of him....always with a big smile and a twinkle in his eye. May his memory be a blessing and a source of comfort for all of you at this time. All my Love

Ruth Fader: Boca Raton, FL
Oct 10, 2018 10:44 PM

Both Hap and I loved Louie. His obituary captured his spirit and his warmth. My mind’s eye takes me back to the days when Louie was a star on the dance floor. Rest In Peace, old friend.

Frank Rodbell
Oct 11, 2018 06:48 AM

Louie always with a smile and would ask about my brother. He was a true joy to the community and will be sorely missed. We'll have great memories.

Susan Hoffman Sirkis
Oct 11, 2018 06:57 AM

Dear Esther and Family,
I do not if you remember me. I am Barry and Chic Hoffman's daughter. Every Rosh Hashana that I can remember my mom would walk over to Louie's seat and kiss him and he always gave me a big hug . They both would tell me how Louis taught me how to swim at BT Camp when I was little. He always would ask me what I was doing and in later years how my own family was. Up until the year my father passed away in 2010 we never missed a holiday hug. I always looked forward to seeing his big smile when he saw me. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope all your memories will help you through this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Judy Caplan
Oct 11, 2018 07:28 AM

If I remember correctly Charles and Louis were bar mitzvahs together at Beth tfiloh. There were many stories about that day. Louis was indeed a ray of sunshine
May his memory be a blessing

Linda and Buddy KAUFMAN
Oct 11, 2018 08:00 AM

I will miss his smiling face,his warm hello and memories of high school,college and jitter bugging with the best partner!
Our love to all the family.

Linda Gross
Oct 11, 2018 08:43 AM

I’m so saddened to hear of Louis’ death. He was such a vibrant person. Esther, my sympathies to you and your beautiful family.

Sheldon and Narlene Weiner
Oct 11, 2018 08:49 AM

We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Lou he was a very special guy. Always positive and a wonderful human and friend, he will be missed.

Chizuk Amuno Congregation
Oct 11, 2018 09:03 AM

On behalf of the Chizuk Amuno synagogue community we express our sincere condolences on the passing of Louis Rosenstock, father of our member Kim Glaun. We extend our sympathy to your entire family.

Sandy Baklor
Oct 11, 2018 09:05 AM

So many memories captured in his obituary. Sad to read of his passing.

Marsha Tushman Yoffe
Oct 11, 2018 09:13 AM

I met Louis many years ago through the family furniture business. Seeing him in the store or around town was to know his smile, great humor and love for people. I wish the entire family great comfort in their fond memories of him.

Risa Offit
Oct 11, 2018 09:21 AM

I met Louie when I worked at Leather Co. He could light up the room with his terrific personality. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending sympathy during this difficult time.

Arnold Feldman
Oct 11, 2018 09:52 AM

Many years ago a little boy moved into a house on Fairview Avenue. It was Louie and his family. Over the years we did not see each other very often, but he remained a dear friend of mine. I shall miss him. He was a friend of a lifetime we don’t get very many of those

Suellen Poland
Oct 11, 2018 10:26 AM

My sincere condolences on the passing of Louis. My thoughts are with you.

Ira and Ann Robinson
Oct 11, 2018 10:41 AM

Sorry to hear about Louie. He was an icon in the furniture business and was so wonderful to his dad when he brought him “on the road”.
He and his famous pants will be missed by many

Morty Mindell
Oct 11, 2018 10:53 AM

My sincere condolences on the loss of Lou. He was truly a joy to know and a one of a kind. He taught me how to swim at Beth Tfiloh Camp, and we became life-long friends. Seeing him always made me happy. He will be truly missed by all who were blessed to know him. May his memory be for a blessing.

Barbara and Michael Hettleman
Oct 11, 2018 10:57 AM

For a guy who could be so intense in an athletic setting, he was incredibly sweet, caring and personable in every other aspect of life. Memories go back for such a long time. One of a kind. Memories of Louie defy forgetting and they will remain with us.

Linda Cherry Richman
Oct 11, 2018 11:23 AM

Esther-how far back we go. May his name truly be for a blessing.

Amy Meyers Steinberg
Oct 11, 2018 12:44 PM

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My condolences to you and your entire family.

Jack Hoppenstein
Oct 11, 2018 01:24 PM

The old Forester athletes send their sincere condolences on the loss of a great guy. Lou will always be remembered as the the guy with the pants. Rest in peace Lou we will miss you.

Lonnie shaivitz
Oct 11, 2018 01:39 PM

Louie was a vibrant part of Fairview Avenue when I was a little girl! He lived in a big corner house , all white and imposing! My earliest memory of Louie was his grandmother,standing at the open front door of their house at the end of the day when evening was approaching, and yelling, in her loud Jewish accent, Yelling, " LOU-YES!!!!! It made such an impression, that my brother and I, to this day, yell"LOU_YES!!!!! Some memories are forever , as is this one! I never saw Louie without his huge smile and even bigger bear hug!!! Louie was a presence, indeed!

Brian R. Pabst (CMS)
Oct 11, 2018 04:17 PM

Kim & family: I was so very sorry to learn of the passing of your father Louis. I know how difficult it is to lose your father. You, your Mom, your sister, and other family members are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Warm regards, Brian R. Pabst (CMS work colleague)

marta branch braverman
Oct 11, 2018 07:04 PM

Esther, i was saddened to learn of Louis' passing and extend sincere condolences to you may his memory be for a blessing

Sue and Howard Needle
Oct 11, 2018 07:52 PM

We were so sorry to hear the sad news about Louis, and we send our deepest sympathies to you and your family. He was a very special person, and you were so lucky to have had him as your spouse. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Jan and Sue Guben
Oct 11, 2018 07:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful guy with a fantastic sense of humor. May his memory be a source of strength and comfort to the family.

Janet and David Cohen
Oct 11, 2018 08:50 PM

Dear Budd and Famiy
So sorry for your loss. May wonderful memories sustain all of you during this difficult time.

Gail Margolis
Oct 11, 2018 08:54 PM

I am so very sorry to hear of Lou's passing. My deepest and most sincere sympathy to the family. My thoughts are with you at this most difficult time

Mickey Katzen
Oct 11, 2018 09:41 PM

Esther, I was so sad to learn of Louis’s passing. He was a fun loving terrific guy. My favorite memories at Beth Tfiloh day camp were of working around the water front with Lou. He was always fun to be around. May your happiest memories help you through this most difficult time

Judy Chernak
Oct 12, 2018 12:29 AM

What a wonderful legacy Lou has left to this community - a happy, loving, laughing, sharing man seemingly remembered the same joyous way by everyone who knew him! From Forest Park June '53 to Beth Tfiloh to wherever he went, he was indeed a friend to all of us, and I will surely miss him.

Judy Esterson Chernak
Oct 12, 2018 12:33 AM

What a wonderful legacy Lou has left to this community -- a loving, laughing, joyous man who seemingly is remembered the same way by everyone! From Forest Park June '53 to Beth Tfiloh and the annual Rosh Hashana hugs, Lou was that amazing person who brought joy and light wherever he went. I am among the legions who will surely miss him.

Bobbie Wolf
Oct 12, 2018 07:53 AM

Louis was such a wonderful person; I think everyone who knew him loved him. He brought joy and laughter wherever he went. I feel like I knew him forever; from Beth Tfiloh Camp to Forest Park High. I hope your memories will bring you solace at this time of sadness!

Joan klein
Oct 12, 2018 08:10 AM

What a great guy! Heartfelt sympathhy. Warmly , joan

Rhona Tabor
Oct 12, 2018 08:44 AM

My deepest sympathy. Louie helped to make Park Towers a happy place to live. He will be greatly missed.

Bonnie and Pacy Oletsky
Oct 12, 2018 10:45 AM

Dear Esther and family,
Louis was a unique person and he will be missed by all who knew him. Our hearts go out to all of you because of the vacuum he has left in your lives. We pray that all the cherished, vivid memories of him will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debra Coltoff
Oct 12, 2018 12:02 PM

What an amazing father, grandfather, husband, and friend. His light shines in all of you. May every memory of him bring you blessings.

Patricia Craig
Oct 12, 2018 12:18 PM

I'm glad I got to see Mr. Louie in action back in the 80's at Pikesville High. He use to cheer us on by running around the track with his megaphone shouting out words or encouragement. He was a wonderful dad with a lot of great stories to share but I loved how he made me laugh! My condolences to the family.

Gisela nd Edwin Jules, Boulder, Colorado
Oct 12, 2018 12:38 PM

So sorry to learn of your loss. He was a special person.

Suzanne & Arnold Applefeld
Oct 12, 2018 12:41 PM

Our most heartfelt condolences to all of the extended family at Louie's passing. He will be missed by all of the many many people who he befriended over the years. May he be dancing in his patterned pants forever.

Ivan Rosengarden
Oct 12, 2018 12:52 PM

HEERS lookin up AD dress!

Randi Barshack
Oct 12, 2018 01:13 PM

To all of Lou's wonderful "girls" (including Mom). Just sat in my living room in San Francisco watching the service- bawling...but happy tears too. I may have the distinction of being the worst athlete your father ever cheered for. Hope he and Irv can catch some of Siraj's games from the bleacher seats in heaven. Sending huge hugs to you all. I feel so blessed that our families' paths have crossed so much. XOXOXOXOX

Ira Robinson
Oct 12, 2018 04:23 PM

Like Louie, I was a furniture sales rep too. Many times when I saw Louie, either in High Point, or in Baltimore, I always told him how lucky he and his father Sam had such a wonderful, loving relationship,especially in business, and always being together. I recall seeing Sam in a High Point Furniture Showroom. He was schleping heavy handles of fabrics at 5:30 P.M. with the strength and fortitude as if it were 9:00 in the morning. Louie an Sam were so very lucky to have each other. My sincere condolences go out to the entire Rosenstock family.

Susie Needle
Oct 12, 2018 05:05 PM

Thinking of Lou always brought a smile to my face! Never failed to be greeted by a big smile and huge hug! Such a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. Tributes by his beautiful daughters and grandchildren today spoke volumes about who this man was. The world could use more Louie Rosenstocks!! Heartfelt sympathies to Esther and family.

Stefany Flax Gittleman & Cory Gittleman
Oct 13, 2018 12:13 AM

I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Louis. I always remember him as such a jovial, funny man and I am thinking of you all. Much love to you. xo

Michael Shaivitz
Oct 14, 2018 01:51 PM

It was always great to see Louie walking up Howard ST. as I could see him coming. I could see him thru our show windows. Wearing his crazy pants. He had a great smile. Always fun to work with and always regards for my mom Mitzi. Sorry for your loss

Paul Reamer
Oct 14, 2018 08:59 PM

One if a kind is the only way to describe this guy!
We will miss him.
Paul Reamer

Bonnie Gerecke
Oct 16, 2018 07:08 AM

I just read the sidebar. I already thought he was wonderful but wow, he was beyond that right? He always brought a smile to my face when I saw him. Truly a gift to be able to make others laugh. He loved to brag about his girls and entire family. I know he will be missed by so many but hopefully his joie de vivre and larger than life personality will remain with all of you forever. Much love.

Neil Gordon
Oct 16, 2018 04:58 PM

Esther, Bud and family

One of the first orders I ever wrote was given to me by your dad Sam in 1962 at B.Bugatch & Son. For the many years I worked in the furniture business, every encounter with Lou started with the firmest hand shake and pats on the back. His devotion to his dad was so meaningful to me . He was quite a guy and will be missed.

Paul Fedoronko
Oct 16, 2018 05:18 PM

Have missed Louie and his pants at the Furniture Markets in recent years. May he rest in Peace.

molly burke ( freedland ) baruc
Oct 17, 2018 09:10 PM

Louis was the brightest, most dynamic, magnificent light in any place that he shared his fabulous gift of joy and laughter! Wherever he alighted, there was a party and the hungry throngs partook of his elixir!

No one who ever met his star could ever possibly forget him for
there was no one in the universe who was like him or who would ever be like him again!

This sad world will miss his gifts of laughter and genius. I am grateful to have had him in my life to realize how wonderful a man can be!

sending my love and light to all his the people that love him and treasure his memory.

Jeffrey Schulman
Oct 27, 2018 10:48 AM

Louie brought laughter and joy to everyone he met. Our many shared times at the High Point Market and dinners at the golf club are all precious memories. He was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.


Louis Rosenstock

Louis Rosenstock, lifelong Baltimore resident, passed away on October 10, 2018 at the age of 82. Mr. Rosenstock was born in Baltimore to the late Samuel and Esther (nee Lubitch) Rosenstock. He grew up in Forest Park, graduated from Forest Park High School and the University of North Carolina, and later served in the United States Air Force Reserves as an ambulance driver. Mr. Rosenstock was a first-year attendee of Beth Tfiloh camps, and later worked as a counselor and lifeguard on the waterfront. It was at Beth Tfiloh that he first spotted his future bride, Esther (nee Bugatch), although the two did not officially start dating until years later when a chance encounter at Hutzler’s department store brought them together again. After a brief engagement, Louis married Esther, and the two celebrated their 57th anniversary in April. Over the years, Mr. Rosenstock worked as a salesman in several family businesses, such as Baltimore Soda Fountain and B. Bugatch Furniture. Louis was a people person, and most enjoyed the times he was able to work alongside his father on the road. When not at work, he had many interests such as listening to Louis Armstrong, playing tennis, cheering on his beloved University of North Carolina Tarheels, and professing his hatred of all things Duke. Mr. Rosenstock was the ultimate cheerleader, not only for the UNC Championship basketball team in 1957, but for all of his family and friends. He never missed a game, and proudly cheered for his children and grandchildren, often using a megaphone decorated specifically for their many teams. He was proud of his many accomplishments and will be remembered for being a devoted family man, great joke teller, excellent dancer, intriguing storyteller, and of course for wearing his signature pants. In his Forest park yearbook, his quote was “Make us laugh, Louie” – and he did! And while he enjoyed telling a funny story, he most cherished time spent with his children and grandchildren, whom he was extremely proud of. Mr. Rosenstock is survived by his wife Esther Rosenstock (nee Bugatch); daughters Jill Rosenstock (Daniel Gabel), Ellen Rosenstock (George Bacharach), and Kim (Braeme) Glaun; sister Judy Rosenstock Hyman; brother-in-law Budd (Nan) Bugatch; grandchildren Jessica Gabel, Jamie Gabel, Henry Glaun, and Jack Glaun. He is predeceased by parents Samuel and Esther Rosenstock.

Services at SOL LEVINSON & BROS., INC., 8900 Reisterstown Road, at Mount Wilson Lane on Friday, October 12, at 11 am. Interment Beth Tfiloh Cemetery - 5800 Windsor Mill Road.

Please omit flowers. Contributions in his memory may be sent to Jewish Community Services, 5750 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, MD 21215.

In mourning at 7121 Park Heights Avenue #409, Baltimore, MD 21215 Friday following interment, and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm, with a service at 1:30pm.

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