Rosenberg, 49, founder and president of consulting firm

L. H.

September 14, 1998|By Laura Sullivan | Laura Sullivan,SUN STAFF

Leonard H. Rosenberg Jr., president of a management and consulting firm, died Friday morning of a heart attack while on business in South Carolina. He was 49.

A Reisterstown native, Rosenberg was highly regarded for his knowledge of management systems, which lured national firms to his company, L. H. Rosenberg & Associates Inc. He founded the firm, which also developed computer systems, in 1984.

Before then, he owned and operated Property & Systems Services Inc., a management company dealing in residential, parking and commercial properties, for five years.

Since 1975, he had been involved locally and nationally in the Building Owners and Managers Association, serving as regional president from 1982 to 1983.

A perfectionist

He was a perfectionist, colleagues and family members said, and hated to waste time.

"He loved the challenge of solving the puzzle," said his wife, the former Linda Hanke, a physician. "He rewrote the systems, and they always worked because he believed in perfection."

Mitchell Pittinger of Baltimore, who worked with Mr. Rosenberg for 17 years, said: "Lenny very much believed you either lead, follow or get out of the way. He hated when people would say, 'Let's get a group of people together to discuss this problem or system.' He would say, 'No, this needs to be done today.' "

Mr. Rosenberg grew up in Baltimore, attending St. Paul's School for Boys before leaving for Wentworth Institute in Boston in 1969. He received a bachelor of science degree in engineering from Louisiana State University in 1974.

While in college, he met his wife, a Baltimore native. They married in 1973 and moved to Reisterstown the next year.

Devoted father

His wife said Mr. Rosenberg never missed his children's soccer or lacrosse games unless he was out of town.

"He loved being with his kids," Mrs. Rosenberg said. "He was so into the kids. He kept his office at home so he could spend more time with them."

He coached Little League for almost 10 years and was actively involved in the Boy Scouts.

Himself an Eagle Scout, the highest Boy Scout honor, he helped a dozen Baltimore youths, including his son, through the lengthy process.

Services were held yesterday.

Mr. Rosenberg also is survived by a daughter, Beth M. Rosenberg; and a son, William L. Rosenberg, both of Reisterstown; his mother, Edna Rosenberg of Baltimore; a sister, Laurie Russell of Baltimore; and two brothers, Theodore Rosenberg of Baltimore and Victor Rosenberg of Framingham, Mass.

Pub Date: 9/14/98

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