Stanley Rosenker, 78, Social Security employee

January 14, 2003

Stanley Rosenker, a Social Security Administration employee and retired career Air Force officer, died of leukemia Wednesday at Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care. The longtime Northwest Baltimore resident was 78.

Born and raised in Minneapolis, Mr. Rosenker attended the University of Minnesota before enlisting in the Army Air Forces in 1942. He attended the V-12 Program, which provided accelerated officer training during World War II, at Yale University, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944.

A transportation expert, Mr. Rosenker served with occupation forces in Japan after World War II. During his 20-year career, he also served at bases in Panama, Okinawa, Korea and England.

At his 1962 retirement, Mr. Rosenker held the rank of major and was director of transportation for the Minuteman Missile Site Activation Task Force at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana.

He worked briefly as a civilian employee for the Defense Department in Washington before taking a job in the office of the Social Security commissioner in Woodlawn in 1965. He was an administrative and logistical expert until retiring in 1992.

Mr. Rosenker was a former president of the Liberty Road Lodge of B'nai B'rith, and a member and treasurer of the former Summit Country Club. He enjoyed fishing and dancing.

Services with full military honors were held Friday at Arlington National Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of 58 years, the former Connie Moss; a son, Mark Rosenker of McLean, Va.; a brother, Alvin Rosenker of Phoenix; and a sister, Joan Schwartz of Dallas.

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