Barbara Dianne Rosenblum

July 24, 2023


Past Services

Wednesday July 26, 2023
12:00 pm
Forest Lawn Cemetery
8100 Granby Street
Norfolk, Virginia 23505

Barbara Dianne Rosenblum passed away on July 24, 2023, in Norfolk, Virginia.

Deeply involved in her community, Barbara found fulfillment in devoting her time and efforts to causes close to her heart. Her volunteerism, optimism, and boundless energy touched the lives of many and left a lasting impact on those she encountered. Barbara was a cherished member of Congregation Beth El and a long-standing supporter of the arts and cultural organizations.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Dr. Fred Harris Rosenblum. Their love was an inspiration to all who knew them, especially their family.

She leaves behind a legacy of love and devotion in the hearts of her children: Dr. Richard Rosenblum and Gabrielle, Suzi Guardia and Luis, and the Honorable Michael Rosenblum and Nicole. Barbara’s sister, Susan George, and her sister-in-law, Eilene Rosenblum, also mourn her loss. She will be greatly missed by her seven grandchildren, as well as numerous other extended family and friends.

The graveside service will take place at noon on Wednesday, July 26, at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk. Barbara’s wish was for everyone to dress for the weather and not to wear black.
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jocelyn donat
8 months ago

My deepest condolences to the Rosenblum family. May your fond, fun memories get you through this difficult time.
Sadly, Jocelyn Donat & Riley

Carole and Bill Sutton
8 months ago

We are so sorry for your family’s loss.
I met your mom and dad several years ago and remember so fondly that experience ..
Our condolences and wishing you lots of wonderful chatting with friends and family to recount beautiful memories .

Edward Goodove
8 months ago

our thoughts and prayers are with you

Pat Farrell and Kim Sawyer
8 months ago

Please accept our condolences regarding the passing of your dear mother.

Kathy and Dennis Price
8 months ago

Thank you for sharing Barbara’s celebration of her life on-line. It brought me comfort and closure. My deepest condolences. My husband and I have lived in the same complex as Barbara for over 7 years. The last year we moved across the hall from Barbara. She was a very private person, so we didn’t interfer with her time. We did see her at the elevator and in the lobby and, of course, with sweet SnowBall!! I hope her precious dog has found another loving home. Barbara was so lovely and had such a witty sense of humor. We will miss her dearly. Keeping her family close to our hearts.

Laura Silverberg
8 months ago

Thank you for the virtual service, My heart goes out to all the Rosenblums. I will miss Barbara. She was a wonderful person and an important part of our family.

Lisa Silverstein
8 months ago

Such a beautiful tribute to Barbara. We all loved her so much. The funeral was a class act like she was. Thank you for making it virtual. I was able to attend in the airport before getting on a flight. We love you all very much. Sending hugs ❤️❤️

Marlene Goodman
8 months ago

It was a lovely funeral. I was pleased that I could attend by live coverage, if I could not actually be there. Hugs and kisses to you all, Barbara’s beautiful children and grandchildren. ❤️

Suzanne Myers
8 months ago

So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother, Judge Rosenblum. Prayers for you and your family as you move forward through the new normal without your first and closest best friend. ??????

Susan Stern-Pearl
8 months ago

I met Barbara through our movie group and she was the only one who watched a movie twice to get greater insight. She was delightful, funny, and joyful. We all need to have the experience of a Barbara in our life:)