Charles Rosenbaum, 77, of Pepper Pike, passed away Jan. 12, 2021.

A lifelong resident of the Cleveland area, Charles was born June 21, 1944, in Elyria. He graduated from Elyria High School and received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree and MBA from Ohio University.

He went on to work for several top accounting firms before establishing his own successful practice. Chuck also found success (and some failure) in day trading and commercial real estate. A member of Temple B’nai Abraham in Elyria, Chuck was a member of numerous boards and organizations, including the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Bellefaire, OU Hillel, Sterling Lakes and Miromar Lakes HOA, and NAMI. 

Chuck was a devoted tennis player, playing for decades at the Cleveland Racquet Club and more recently at Miromar Lakes of Florida.

Chuck watched CNBC nonstop. He loved playing the markets and was trading stocks until the end. A recent highlight was celebrating 50 years married to Max, with a surprise party planned by his kids and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Maxine Rosenbaum; children, Abby of Ann Arbor, Mich., Barry and Dan, both of Cleveland; grandchildren, Mabel and Julian Bick; and siblings, Ken Rosenbaum of Toledo and Susan Limbach of Sandusky. He was predeceased by his parents, Lena and Louis Schroeder, and Abe Rosenbaum.

There were no public services. Shiva was held via Zoom.

Contributions in Chuck’s memory can be made to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, or Ohio University Hillel (where Chuck and Max met 55 years ago).