Wolfgang Rotenberg, 76

Accountant, lawyer

May 11, 2007

Wolfgang Rotenberg, a retired certified public accountant and attorney, died Sunday from stroke complications at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 76.

Mr. Rotenberg was born in Jauer, Germany, and as an 8-year-old fled Nazi persecution with his family. They settled in Shanghai, China.

He completed high school in China, and moved to Baltimore's Pimlico neighborhood with his family in 1948. While working, he studied at night at the Johns Hopkins University's old evening school, McCoy College, and in 1955 earned a degree in accounting.

He worked as a CPA while earning his law degree from what is now the University of Baltimore Law School in 1961.

Mr. Rotenberg was a real estate and tax lawyer for many years with Harry B. Cooper and Associates, first at 210 E. Lexington St., and later in Lutherville. He retired in 2004.

He had been president and was treasurer of Congregation Beth Abraham.

"He was an avid reader of philosophy and Judaica," said his wife of 46 years, the former Rena E. Rosenbaum.

Services were Monday.

Also surviving are two sons, Seth M. Rotenberg of Baltimore and Saul Herman Rotenberg of Bnei Brak, Israel; a daughter, Ruth G. Rotenberg of Los Angeles; and seven grandchildren. Another daughter, Naomi Rotenberg, died in 1971.

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