City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Obituary
Ronald Michael Rosenberg

Wake Forest, North Carolina

Age 63.
Died 01/11/2023.

Ronald Michael Rosenberg
Ronald Michael Rosenberg, husband, father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, passed away on January 11, 2023, after a two-year battle with stomach cancer. He was 63 years of age and lived in Wake Forest, NC, with his wife of 39 years, Lorie Rosenberg.

Ron was born on November 8, 1959, to Doris and Joseph Rosenberg of Queens, NY. After graduating from the Bronx High School of Science in Bronx, NY, Ron attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science. After working several years in the tech industry, he went on to get his MBA from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, NH.

In 1981, he met Lorie Smith Hammond, and they were married in 1984. They had two children, Jason in 1986 and Alyssa in 1990. Both are happily married and live in the area with their dogs Luna (Jason) and Bowser (Alyssa).

In 1984, Ron worked for Nortel Networks in Concord, NH, for 5 years until he was transferred to Raleigh, NC, where he worked until 1994. That year, he launched his own marketing and consulting business, QualityTalk, Inc., where he worked with his wife and business partner, Lorie, until he retired in 2021. A prolific speaker and author, Ron was passionate about helping businesses and associations find success with their marketing, customer service, and leadership. He also wrote several books and marketing programs.

In his free time, Ron became a decorated martial artist, an entertaining magician for Club Med Resorts, and a talented photographer anywhere he traveled. As a young man, he was also a musician, with a knack for playing the saxophone and guitar. He shared many of these joys with his friends and family, much to their delight and awe.

Ron is predeceased by his mother and father, Doris and Joseph Rosenberg, his aunt and uncle, Flora and Lou Rosenberg, and his aunt and uncle Lil and Len Feldman. He is survived by his loving wife, Lorie Rosenberg; his sister and brother-in-law, Linda and David Gengo; his daughter and her husband, Alyssa and Kyle Smith, his son and his wife Suna Rosenberg, his aunt and uncle, Fran and George Hirsch, and numerous cousins.

A celebration of life will be held in Wake Forest, NC, on Sunday, March 5, and a celebration of life will be held in Pine Lake, NY, on Sunday, July 30 (details to follow).

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in Ron’s name to The Gastric Cancer Foundation on his direct donation page at bit.ly/3ZEKrAW or to a charity of your choice.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.


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An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

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$5866.98

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As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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