Myron E. Rosenbaum, 91, died 9/14/2022 at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, PA. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he graduated from Overbrook High School (1949} and Temple University. Myron and his wife Deena, married 65 years, lived in Greenhill Farms, Philadelphia from 1973-2020. They both taught health/physical education at Overbrook High School for over 20 years and created the Har Zion Fun and Fitness Club. Myron was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was always supportive of his children’s varied pursuits – financing education, attending tennis matches, gymnastic meets, concerts, dance performances, and never forgetting to send a greeting card, with his creative rhymes, on every occasion. He spent time visiting with his children and grandchildren throughout the years.
As anyone who knew him knows, Myron loved, lived and breathed basketball. He played, coached, and refereed, and from 1976-81, he evaluated officials for the NBA and supervised officials for the professional CBA league. He received the Jewish Basketball League Alumni Award in 2013. He could usually be found sitting in his recliner in the den watching a game on tv. He wasn’t a typical “fan”- he had no loyalties to one particular team. He just wanted to see great basketball and may the best team (and the team he placed bets on) win!
Myron was also an avid poker player. In early days (when ashtrays were still provided for the smokers), he hosted many a poker game in his basement and drove to Atlantic City to play in the casinos. He went on to place in the top 10 of the World Series of Poker in 1988 and 1998.
After retiring from teaching, Myron and Deena traveled to destinations across the US and the world, including Hawaii, Alaska, Australia, Costa Rica, Egypt, Europe, Russia, China and more. Myron greatly appreciated the arts, particularly film and live theater, and attended many local cultural exhibits. He was a film buff and loved traveling to film festivals. For many years he attended enrichment classes at Golden Slipper at Adath Israel. He enjoyed dining out with friends. He was not an adventurous eater, but he loved a good meal! He read the newspaper everyday (sports page first!) and enjoyed discussing liberal politics and current events. He had strong opinions about many issues and liked to tell stories with a dramatic flair.
Myron was a stickler for detail and precision and liked his daily routines. In 2020, just as the pandemic hit full force, Myron and Deena moved into the Beaumont at Bryn Mawr retirement community. Myron made the transition as best he could under the most difficult of circumstances.
Myron is survived by his wife Deena, daughters Stephanie Rosenbaum Thornley (Evan), Mindy Rosenbaum Karro (Wayne), and Lynn Rosenbaum and grandchildren Zack and Alana Karro.
Relatives and friends are invited to Graveside Services Friday, September 16 at 2:30 PM precisely at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery (sec. 12), 1200 Bartram Avenue, Collingdale, PA 19023.
Shiva will be observed on Saturday, September 17, from 12 Noon to 2 PM at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr, 601 N. Ithan Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to honor Myron, donations can be made to the American Civil Liberties Union at www.aclu.org.