Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, homemaker

She had been a singer during the 1930s

  • Irene Constance Rosenker
Irene Constance Rosenker (Baltimore Sun )
September 28, 2012|By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun

Irene C. "Connie" Rosenker, a homemaker who had been a singer during the 1930s, died Sept. 17 at Sinai Hospital from complications resulting from a fall in her Northwest Baltimore home. She was 91.

The daughter of a haberdasher and a Boy Scouts administrator, the former Irene Constance "Connie" Moskowitz was born in Baltimore and raised in the 800 block of N. Broadway.

She attended city public schools and during the 1930s performed locally as a singer and a dancer under the stage name of Connie Moss, "The Princess of Swing."

"She appeared in stage productions of 'New Fads and Faces,' as well as routinely being a guest on WRNL Radio in Richmond, Va.," said her son, Mark Rosenker of McLean, Va., who was director of the White House Military Office during the presidency of George W. Bush.

With the outbreak of World War II, Mrs. Rosenker enlisted in the Women's Army Corps, where she served for 18 months.

In 1945, she married Stanley Rosenker, a career Air Force officer who had attained the rank of major, and accompanied him during his 20-year military career on 12 assignments in the U.S. and abroad.

After he was discharged in 1963, the couple settled in Northwest Baltimore. "She loved socializing and dancing," her son said.

Services were Sept. 24 at Sol Levinson & Bros. in Pikesville.

There are no other survivors. Her husband, who was later an administrator at Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, died in 2003.

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