Dr Irving L. RosenMarch 28, 1928 ~ December 27, 2017 (age 89)
Dr. Irving Rosen – or, as he was fondly known by his grandchildren, Dr. Granddaddy – was a passionate man. Passionate about his practice of medicine, passionate about his family, and passionate in his love for exploring new horizons. He lived a full and happy life alongside his best friend and wife, Carol Lise. He loved her first and foremost; she was his soulmate, and they were rarely found apart from one another during their nearly 61-year marriage. Irving truly exemplified how to love, and he loved his family immensely. He was always quick with a joke and loved to laugh, and his smile could light up a room. He was a true gentleman – kind, respectful, and caring.
Irving served as a Captain in the Air Force during the Korean War, after which he returned to New Orleans for his residency at Charity Hospital. He practiced medicine for 50 years and was incredibly loved by his patients, nurses, staff, and other doctors alike. One of his greatest passions was teaching the next generation of physicians. Irving possessed an unparalleled curiosity and desire to learn and teach, which did not end upon his retirement from medical practice. Indeed, Irving could often be found taking history classes at Loyola University, volunteering as a docent at the Historic New Orleans Collection, or attending lectures about the city he loved so dearly. He passed his love for learning to his children and grandchildren and spent many happy hours teaching them about some of his favorite topics, from travel, to food and wine, to the history of New Orleans.
For over 40 years, Irving was a devoted member of La Chaine des Rotisseurs and served as an officer in that organization. He was a member of the Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish medical societies and was proud to serve as a longtime staff member at Touro and East Jefferson hospitals.
Irving was incredibly loved and will be so deeply missed. He is predeceased by his grandson, Eli Murov. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol Lise; his daughters, Beth Murov (Ellis) and Edie Bender (Ralph); his grandchildren, Caroline Crosby (Tac), Maitland Frilot, Rebecca Bender, Jeffrey Bender (Chelsea), and Ashley Bender (Aaron Anderson); and many wonderful and loyal friends.
A memorial service will be held on December 29, 2017 in the Feibelman Chapel at Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Avenue, at 3:00 PM. Friends and family may visit from 2:00 PM until the service. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Jewish Children’s Regional Service or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be expressed online at www.tharpsontheimerfh.com. Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie is in charge of the arrangements.