Obituaries » Kenneth M Rosenfeld
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April 3, 1940 - August 20, 2022
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It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Kenneth Michael Rosenfeld, on August 20th, 2022 at the age of 82.
He leaves behind his devoted and loving wife of over 26 years, Kathy Navarra-Rosenfeld, his beloved children, Daniel Rosenfeld and his wife Karen, his daughters Brana Rosenfeld and Andrea Rosenfeld, as well has his precious grandchildren, Molly and Samantha. He is also survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Ronnali Rosenfeld, with whom he shared a close friendship and mutual adoration of their children and grandchildren.
He leaves behind many wonderful cousins, and nieces and nephews, as well as his in-laws, who all adored him; his mother-in-law, Alberta Navarra, his brothers-in-law, Paul, (Patricia), Dan and Ray Navarra, and his nieces, Marygrace and Caroline Navarra, and many devoted and caring friends.
He was preceded into death by his loving parents, Jessie and Howard Rosenfeld.
Ken was a proud native Angeleno and frequently (and enthusiastically) announced, “I was born in Los Angeles!”. He attended Fairfax High and went on to UCLA, performing in the marching band; but ultimately found his home at USC, where he earned his Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD), and practiced his profession proudly and with great care for his patients for over 50 years. He was a die-hard Trojan and proudly advertised that fact verbally and with as many household treasures to collect as he could find. He was a very intelligent man with the ability to relate to all people with respect and kindness, and absolutely generous to a fault.
He was an excellent poker player, in fact, playing well until just a couple years ago, loved playing the ponies, played the trumpet, loved all sports, but track and field was his favorite. He was also a collector of Modern Art and Coca Cola memorabilia. He loved all kinds of music, in particular folk, rock n roll and country and once talked his way into the Country Music Awards, sans ticket; just put on his tux on and went, ending up sitting next to John Ritter, Tex Ritter’s son. In short, he was a renaissance man with a unique sense of humor, a love of travel, entertainment and loved being the sparkling star at parties. Open to all experiences, there was never a better person to travel with or hang out, and simply, “be”.
But with all of his interests, the most important thing to Ken was always his family. They were the number one priority and filled his heart and mind with pride and unconditional love.
He endured and overcame many health challenges with a can-do attitude and amazed us all with his tenacity. He is irreplaceable and unforgettable and will leave a massive hole in the hearts of all of us lucky enough to have had him in our lives.
His life will be celebrated at Hillside Memorial Park, 6001 W. Centinela Ave., Los Angeles, on Friday, September 2, 2022 at 12noon with the internment afterwards followed by a Shiva at his and Kathy’s home. We hope as many of you as possible can attend
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider making a donation in his name to Opica Adult Day Care, which gave Ken many years of joy and friendship, and helped him rediscover his love of creating art. We are forever grateful to them.