Louis Rotenberg (1914-2000)

Louis Rotenberg was born in Portland in 1914. He grew up in South Portland and later in the Park Blocks, attending Shattuck, Failing, Cleveland and Lincoln Schools. Lou’s father Hyman owned a bakery where Lou and his two brothers worked as boys, although their mother counseled them to stay away from the bakery business as a career. Lou was very involved with the AZA club as a teenager, playing basketball, and later was president of the Ramblers. Lou served in the Second World War, stationed in Hawaii. After the service he married Vivian Abramson of Deluth, Minnesota in 1946 and worked as the office manager of Cohn Bros Furniture in Portland. Vivian and Lou had two children: Madelle Rosenfeld and Stan Rotenberg.