Funeral Details

James Stuart Rosenbaum

August 2, 1925 - June 29, 2022


Date and Time

Friday, July 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM


Rosehill Cemetery
5800 North Ravenswood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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Rabbi Evan Moffic
Makom Solel Lakeside


Memorial Contributions

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Chicago
560 West Lake Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60661

Understanding Shiva


James Stuart Rosenbaum, Almost 97.

Beloved husband of the late Janet Lee Rosenbaum. Beloved father of Judith Ann Rosenbaum of Evanston, Il., John Alan (Tracy) Rosenbaum of Trabuco Canyon, Ca. and Joan Lee Rosenbaum, M.D. of St. Louis, Mo.

Grandfather to 6 grandchildren: Benjamin Michael (Danielle) Lee, Brian David (Jennie) Rosenbaum, MIchael Alan (Brittany) Bosner, Daniel Jonathan Lee, Rabbi Sarah Elizabeth Rosenbaum Jones (Jeffrey Jones) and David Louis (Lauren) Bosner and Great-Grandfather to 10: Ariella Marie Bosner, Max Charles Bosner, Zachery James Bosner, Sydney Jane Bosner, Mia Drew Bosner, Samuel Aaron Lee, Sophie Janet Lee, Ezra Carey Rosenbaum, Alana Rosenbaum, and Adira Rosenbaum Jones.

A first generation American marine who served in World War II and fought at Guadalcanal, Pelelieu and Okinawa “Jimmy” was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart. Jimmy was a staunch defender of freedom and his family.

After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in metallurgy Jim decided to venture into the menswear business where he made friends wherever he went. Jimmy spent his later years as a Big Brother for Big Brothers of Chicago and was a philanthropist to numerous organizations mostly benefitting children.

A life long Cubs and Bear fan Jimmy finally got to see his dream come true when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016 and danced the night away with his love of 71 years, Janet.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Chicago, 560 W Lake St, 5th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60661, To keep everyone safe and healthy, the interment service will be private. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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