Obituary: Phillip E. Rosner

Obituary: Phillip E. Rosner

Phillip E. Rosner, age 80, of Roswell passed away Sept. 2, 2023.

Phillip E. Rosner, age 80, of Roswell passed away Sept. 2, 2023. Phillip was born in Chicago, Ill., to Samuel and Mildred “Mollie” Rosner. He earned a BA in psychology from Indiana University, Bloomington, and PhD in organizational psychology from Georgia State University. He was a founding member and past president of Phi Epsilon Pi, Beta Eta chapter.

He moved to Atlanta in 1967. In 1974, he founded and served as president, Human Resources Development Inc, where he advised major corporations through team building, leadership development, pre-employment assessment, and organizational development. In addition, he consulted with Hilton Hotels Corporation, Merv Griffin Productions, and the founders of the company that became Sprint, Peachtree City Development Corporation, AT&T, and many more. He served on the executive board of the Cobb Workforce Investment Authority. He was a member of B’nai B’rith, Mensa, Hebrew Order of David, and Congregation Etz Chaim for nearly 40 years. He loved traveling the world with his wife, singing–both with choirs and playing his guitar, acting in community theater–receiving an award for long hours and dedication for the Cobb District Attorney’s staff production of “The Sunshine Boys,” in 1992, sailing on Lake Lanier, reading, telling great stories, playing trivia and card games, learning new languages, and sharing his delicious cooking with friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Lawrence “Lorry” Rosner. He is survived by his wife, Peri Rosner, son, Seth Rosner, and his wife, Chelsea, daughter, Alicia Rosner and her partner, Dave Scaglione, and grandchildren, Jacob Rosner, Mason Rosner, and Elliott Rosner.

A graveside service was held Sept. 4 at Arlington Memorial Park. Donations may be made to Congregation Etz Chaim,, and Georgia Transplant Foundation, Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999.

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