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Ira Rosenberg
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the:
  • Historic Coming Street Cemetery
    c/o KKBE, 90 Hasell Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the:
  • Dragon Boat Charleston
    1643 Savannah Hwy., #261
    Charleston, SC 29407
  • In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
  • a charity of one's choice

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“Dear Anita and Family,We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our friend, Ira. You have our deepest condolences. He was such a huge part of the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: The Board and Members of SCPAC

“Anita, our deepest sympathy to you and your family. I have fond memories of the time I spent with Ira, We worked on a lot of projects together. He...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Stephen Kobelas - SC

“I met Ira in Koleinu. His smile, his joy, and his sweetness always shone even when he was beset with illness. His gentlemanly ways were always such...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Ellen McGeady - North Charleston, SC

“In honor of Ira's life, love for his family, and service to the nation and community we made a contribution to Dragon Boat Charleston Group. We know...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Kaleidoscope Crew - Charleston, SC

“It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: J. H.

“Anita , Ira was such a great citizen of our community . I share in the sorry of your loss. May God be with you and your family. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Hollis Garris - Charleston, SC

“Anita and Family:I am so sorry to read of Ira's passing. Please know I have all of you In my thoughts and prayers as you go through your grief. Words...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Kathryn Cox - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss. We were all blessed to have Ira such a active member of our community. With love, Rochelle and Patrick ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Rochelle Rutledge - SC

“It was a joy and pleasure singing with Ira in Koleinu at KKBE. Ira welcomed me with a smile and I appreciated his playing the drum and the pleasure...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Rosalyn Monat-Haller - Charleston, SC


Ira Rosenberg, 79, of Charleston, SC, husband of Anita Moise Rosefield Rosenberg died peacefully at home on January 21, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Monday, January 23, 2017, in Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim Congregation, 90 Hasell Street, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Historic Coming Street Cemetery, 189 Coming Street. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel.

Ira was born March 11, 1937 in Bronx, New York, son of Alan M. Rosenberg and Bessie Lipschutz Rosenberg, and raised in Richmond, Va. After graduating from Medical College of Virginia School of Pharmacy in 1960, Ira proudly entered the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant. He practiced pharmacy for many years where he worked within local pharmacies and owned his own Medicine Shoppe Professional Pharmacy. He often served as a mentor to train pharmacy students in the profession. He was a longstanding member of the MCV and MUSC School of Pharmacy Alumni Associations.

Additionally, Ira found a passion for real estate and transitioned his career. As a realtor and appraiser, he established his own business, Rosenberg & Associates, and also taught appraisal courses at Trident Technical College. He became an industry leader for the National Association of Independent Fee Appraisers (NAIFA) and served as national president. In South Carolina, he was a founder and president of the SC Professional Appraisers Coalition (SCPAC) and a longtime member of the SC Real Estate Association.

Ira was one of the early members of Dragon Boat Charleston, a wellness program for cancer survivors. He competed internationally as a paddler and was featured in the film "Awaken the Dragon".

Community service was a hallmark of his life, and much of his time was devoted to his treasured synagogue Kahal Kadosh Beth Elohim. He served as Congregation president, Brotherhood president, on various committees and as a member of the Koleinu choir where he sang bass and played drums. He served on the boards of Charleston Jewish Federation, Jewish Community Center, SE Region Union for Reform Judaism; and was a member of Hebrew Benevolent Society and Jewish War Veterans.

Within the broader community, Ira shared his talent and time with many groups, including: Board of Trustees of Charleston Family Services, Past President of Charleston Breakfast Exchange Club, volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House and American Cancer Society. For many years, he served the City of Charleston's Department of Housing and Community Development on the Homeownership Initiative Commission. He was also a Mason and member of Mariner Lodge #2, A.F.M.

Photography was his favorite hobby, especially when it involved travel, nature and family; and he was a member of Carolina Nature Photography Association.

A devoted husband and loving father, grandfather and friend, Ira lived life with joy in his family and commitment to his community. He is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, Anita Moise Rosenberg; two daughters: Virginia Rosenberg Kozma (John) of Charleston, SC, and Mindelle Rosenberg Ziff (Loren) of Sullivans Island, SC; a son, David Moise Rosenberg (Marcie) of Charleston, SC; a brother, Monte Rosenberg (Carole) of Norfolk, VA; six grandchildren: Allan Rosenberg, Rachel Rosenberg, Sammy Rosenberg, Adam Ziff, Elana Ziff, and Nina Ziff; and a large extended family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Historic Coming Street Cemetery Restoration Fund, c/o KKBE, 90 Hasell Street, Charleston, SC 29401; Dragon Boat Charleston, 1643 Savannah Hwy. #261, Charleston, SC 29407; or the charity of one's choice.