Morris RosenbergSenior partner in law firmFuneral services...


January 13, 1992

Morris Rosenberg

Senior partner in law firm

Funeral services for Morris Rosenberg, a retired Baltimore lawyer, will be at noon tomorrow at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mr. Rosenberg died Saturday at Keswick after a brief respiratory illness. He was 86.

Until his retirement in 1986, Mr. Rosenberg was a senior partner in the law firm of Tydings and Rosenberg. The firm was founded by Mr. Rosenberg, former U.S. Sen, Millard E. Tydings and his son, former Sen. Joseph Tydings, and Paul Walter in 1958. Over the years, the firm grew to more than 40 lawyers.

While Mr. Rosenberg had a general law practice, his specialty was construction contracts.

"Three generations of lawyers looked upon him as a teacher and mentor," Mr. Walter said. "He not only taught them how to be good lawyers but imbued them with a spirit of honesty and integrity."

"He was the type of person who if you were ever in deep trouble you wanted to sit down and talk to him. He had very good judgment," said Joseph Tydings.

Born in Baltimore, Mr. Rosenberg graduated from City College, the Johns Hopkins University and Harvard Law School. He married Carol Frank in 1950 and lived most of his life in Mount Washington.

Nicknamed "Moose" because of his large barrel chest, Mr. Rosenberg was a handsome, white-haired man with a lifelong love of physical activity, his friends said. He worked out three times a week for 60 years, first at the downtown YMCA and later at the Downtown Athletic Club. As a young man he enjoyed horseback riding and flying small planes. He also was a regular Sunday golfer at the Suburban Club.

"He was a magnificent physical specimen," Mr. Tydings said.

During World War II, Mr. Rosenberg taught pilots. He then joined the Air Force's judge advocates office, and eventually achieved the rank of colonel.

He was a past president of the Western High School PTA and past president of the City County Democratic Club.

Mr. Rosenberg is survived by his wife; a daughter, Ann Rosenberg Kampel of Berkeley, Calif.; two stepdaughters, Susan Merrill Annapolis and Kitty Boyan of Marriottsville; and three grandchildren. Lillian Fox, retired founder of a Pikesville travel agency that specialized in vacations to the Catskill Mountains, died yesterday after a three-month illness with liver cancer at her home at Pompano Beach, Fla. She was 89.

Services for Mrs. Fox will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Sol Levinson & Bros. funeral home, 6010 Reisterstown Road.

Mrs. Fox established Fox's Vacation Services Inc. in 1957, and for a quarter-century the business specialized in planning Catskill trips and escorting vacationers to the mountains. By the time Mrs. Fox retired and dissolved the company in 1982, it had served about 30,000 customers, according to her son, Jack Fox.

The former Lillian Scherr was born and raised on East Street. She was married in 1925 to Martin Fox, living first on Smallwood Street and moving to Pikesville in 1941. They had been married 62 years when Mr. Fox, co-founder of the Austin Biscuit Corp. of Baltimore, died in 1987.

Later that year, Mrs. Fox moved to Florida.

In Baltimore, Mrs. Fox was a member and sometime-president of many organizations, including the Easterwood Democratic Club, the Queen Anne Lodge of Pikesville, the Friendly Hand Guild and the Rhea Cancer Research Club.

During her 10 years in Florida, she was president of B'nai B'rith Women in Pompano Beach.

She was also a life member of Brandeis University National Women's Committee and Hadassah.

She is survived by a daughter, Sherry Fox of Virginia Beach, Va.; three sons, Edwin Fox of Cooper City, Fla., Jack Fox of Virginia Beach, Va., and Harold Fox of Baltimore; a sister, Edith Scherr of Baltimore; a brother, H. Lawrence Scherr of Miami; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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