Memorial Created By
Judy Somberg

Larry Rosenberg

August 09, 1948 - May 02, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Larry Rosenberg. Collecting your stories and memories here will offer us great comfort. Click on the heart to let us know you were here and to receive email updates. In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes donations to climate-focused organizations....  see more

Social justice advocate and early wind farm programmer Larry Rosenberg, 73, of Cambridge, died on May 2. Passionate about international development, he worked in both his professional and personal life to make the world a better place.   Raised in Pittsburgh, Lawrence Eric Rosenberg was the first child of Irwin and Mildred Rosenberg, and brother to Ilene. He loved math so much he would sleep with his slide rule under his pillow....  see more
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  • L J
    L J:
    Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. May God give you the needed comfort and strength at this difficult time. Isaiah 41:10
  • Bob Warren
    I want to share my thoughts and memories of Larry. I met Larry almost 40 years ago as I moved into the last iteration of Oakbyte at 64 Dane st. Although Larry and Judy moved out as Judy described in the Memorial, I got to know Larry through his close...  more
  • Sarah Kasprzak
    Larry, thank you. I am so very grateful to have known you and to have shared the work of educating and mobilizing others to take action on climate change and justice. Your steadfast commitment to making the world a better place gave me inspiration to...  more
  • Sarah Kasprzak
  • Christina Roberts
    I am grateful for Larry's dedication to climate justice. His legacy will help build a just, equitable, inclusive and sustainable future for all.
  • Jim Shultz
    We met during Larry's sojourns to Bolivia and I was living there. It was my first glimpse of a man curious about everything, and everything political most especially. In the years that followed we had visits in Cambridge (he was one wicked fast walker)...  more
  • Katherine Yih
    I have long admired Larry’s unflagging activism on some of the most important problems of our times—the Israel/Palestine conflict and climate change—and his analytical mind, which seemed always at work critically reading, evaluating various...  more
  • Tanya Tripi-Weiss
    Larry was a brilliant man, a gentle soul, and an all around wonderful human being. I send my deepest condolences to Judy, Lucia, and Ben. I hope with the passage of time Larry continues to have a presence in this world through the influence and impact he...  more
  • Bonnie Tenneriello
    Dear Judy, Ben, Lucia, Simone and Connie,
    We were so fortunate to have Larry's intense, caring, and righteous company over the years since we moved to Boston in 1999. When we were with him, he was 200% with us. Andrew remembers how Larry shared his...  more
  • Amy Perlmutter
    Dear Judy, Lucia, and Ben--

    I am so sorry for your loss, and so sorry I couldn't join you for the memorial.

    I met Larry at the Kennedy School and we kept in touch on and off since then, running into each other on occasion in Cambridge. I was so...  more
  • Sylvia Bledow
    I met Larry at an SDS gathering at the University of Michigan in the late 60's. I was immediately impressed by his knowledge, his interest in everything and his ability to articulate on political matters. He was truly committed to what he found important...  more
  • Kyle Ahlers
    In 2012, I joined 350Mass as an intern and started going to a lot of meetings. I was often the only young woman in rooms full of older men, and I distinctly remember Larry making me feel welcome and respected. He was so kind, patient, and encouraging to...  more
  • Leslie Rubman
    Larry was a dear member of my extended family. We saw each other mostly at Fire Island, where we would catch up on life, travels, hiking, politics, climate change, tennis...we never lacked for subjects to talk about, in depth at times, humorously...  more
  • Mary Kirman
    • Mary Kirman
      Mary Kirman 7/16/16 in Yosemite high country evening glo, my last adventure with Larry & Judy
      • May 15, 2022
    • Mary Kirman
      Mary Kirman from OAK-BYTE onward ... i loved your practice of emailing me on my birthday every year, even when that was the only communication we had over time and space. your life has touched me deeply and i am grateful.
      • May 15, 2022
  • George Casazza
    Larry and I were roommates at Princeton until he transferred to Ann Arbor. And the summer after our Junior year he met me in London and we hitchhiked around Europe for the next 2 months! I'll just say a little about both.

    Such a college roommate Larry...  more
  • Cynthia Peters
    I appreciate how Larry kept engaging in social justice struggles despite how intractable the problems seemed. He found a way to make his voice heard and he stuck with it. He was a model of persistence but not blind optimism. Same with his cancer -- he...  more
  • Bob Henninge
    Back in the early 70s Larry and I went to an event at Harvard to check out the teenage Guru Maharaj-ji. We were part of a left-leaning group-household (4M, 3F), and I doubt any of the rest of our housemates would have been interested in or have wanted...  more
  • John Gehan
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  • Kristine Husøy Onarheim
    I met Larry in 2013 at HSPH and kept in touch later via email (from Norway). Always inspiring to discuss international development, politics and climate change, buy also to hear about Larry's many trips abroad. Thank you for all your contributions. You...  more
  • Katherine Yih
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  • Kalen Wood
    I met Larry in Cuernavaca Mexico at a language school called Cuauhnahuac in the late 80s. We traveled with another woman to Puerto Vallarte for a weekend and had fun dancing at a bar there. We kept in touch mostly via email. I was impressed by his...  more