On October 28th, 2020, the passing of Stephen Rosenblatt, a loved son, brother, cousin and most importantly father to Ella and Ben, took place peacefully. Born July 2, 1968 at St. Peters Hospital, Stephen was given the endearing gift of being raised into manhood by Dr. Robert Rosenblatt and Caryl Eaton Rosenblatt. His siblings, Amy (George), Michael (Katherine), Andy (Jill) and Michelle; formed a forever bond felt to this day. His sense of humor led to many fun moments with family over the years. Known by his parents as the first in the clan to crack a joke, he was sly as well, and more than happy to bring a sibling along for the ride.
Educated in the Bethlehem School District, he was on the Varsity football team and excelled in making friendships and making others laugh. Continuing onto the University at Albany, he graduated in 1990 with a degree in Economics.
With formal education in hand, and the ongoing love and support from his family, Stephen became known in the field of Commercial Real Estate as a reliable worker, with the charm and smile that everyone knew. He lived his life with enthusiasm and wit, while also managing complex business decisions with often competing parties. It was this combination that earned him the accolades for which he was known.
Thanks to his parents, and the blended family lovingly raised in, Stephen grew into the young man he became. While he enjoyed his professional responsibilities, it was the birth of his children, Ella and Ben that completed him, and gave him the most joy. Always at the center of his day, he was proud to watch their softball and soccer games, always with an encouraging shout out. However, it was the times as a family together he cherished the most. It was this everyday life he carried with him when they could not be together.
We ask that you remember Stephen with warm thoughts and the telling of a story when he made you laugh. With a tear in your eye, and an awareness of the struggles that life holds for many, it is the memories of his smile that he would want us to have. May we remember the joy he brought to us all, and tell a new joke in his honor that would make him laugh!
Graveside services were held privately, with Rabbi Shpeen officiating. Donations in his memory can be made to The American Heart Association.
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American Heart Association