Obituary of Edward W. Rothman
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Edward W. Rothman, of Harrisburg, died January 12 at home. He was 92. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Harriet; his children, Julie Goldman, Albert Rothman and Alyssa Segal; and grandchildren Marissa Palmer and Harper and Hadley Segal. He was predeceased by his son Michael and his sisters, Harriet Plesh and Marcia Kaplan. The son of Abe and Evelyn Rothman, Ed was born in Baltimore before moving to Millersburg, Pa, and Harrisburg. Throughout high school he was a star baseball and basketball player. (He also excelled at tennis, later partnering with his wife in tournaments). He served two tours in the army, the second as a courier in Japan during the Korean War. Ed then graduated from Dickinson College and Dickinson Law School. He practiced law in Harrisburg for 38 years and was named one of the top bankruptcy lawyers in the state, before retiring as a partner from McNees Wallace & Nurick in 1997. He also served as assistant city solicitor. A proud member of Beth El Temple, he served as president of the Harrisburg Hebrew School and led the morning minyan at the temple for many years. After retirement he found great joy volunteering at local hospitals and singing to residents of the Jewish Home. He loved his family, his community, his faith, baseball, opera and a good martini (very) dry. Contributions can be made to Beth El Temple (bethelhbg.org), The Glioblastoma Foundation (glioblastomafoundation.org), Homeland Hospice (homelandathome.org) or the charity of your choice. Funeral services will be private.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Gilbert L. Dailey Funeral Home, Inc
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