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Mount Sinai Obituaries and Services » Raymond Rosenbaum
August 17, 1930 - February 6, 2021
Service Information Mount Sinai Simi Valley
Service Date: Wednesday February 10th, 2021
Service Time: 12:00 pm
Mount Sinai Simi Valley
6150 Mount Sinai Drive
Simi Valley, California 93063
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Raymond Bernard Rosenbaum: 90 years old
Born: August 17, 1930- Died: February 6, 2021
Ray was born on August 17, 1930 to Jack and Queenie Rosenbaum in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was their 4th child, after Sylvia, Bill and Sam.
After only a few months, his family moved to the southside of Chicago, where they lived for several years. Ray served in the United States Navy aboard the Midway, during the Korean War.
In 1956 he moved to Los Angeles, and started a public relations firm called Headlines Ink shortly thereafter. Some of his clients included The Palm Restaurant, Lawry’s the prime rib, La Scala, The Velvet Turtle, Hilton Hotels and The Los Angeles Dodgers. Ray worked hard until he was 80 years old. He loved writing, selling and exceeding his client’s expectations.
He met and married his first wife, Charlotte Block in 1959. They raised 3 children: Diane, Debbie and David.
After divorcing in 1979, Ray met and married his second wife, Rita Gelfand in 1985.
They spent every day together until he passed away, with Rita by his side.
Ray loved baseball, especially the Dodgers. He was an avid bowler, poker player and gifted with a fantastic sense of humor. He was a wonderful joke and storyteller.
He was a Freemason for over 40 years and Shriner since 1984. He loved to sing and was in a Barbershop quartet for many years.
He often shared with his family the memory of when he played high-school basketball in Chicago and he made the winning shot at the buzzer. “The shot that won the Bell game”.
He had 10 grandchildren.
Ray will be deeply missed by all that knew him.