James E. Rosenbaum

James E. Rosenbaum, 69 of Hampton, passed away on December 30, 2022. Jim honorably served in the U.S. Army from July 1971 through November 1977. He retired from Federal Service in February 2010, after 32 years of service. In his younger years, he enjoyed building and working on his Mustangs, which he would drag race at the old Suffolk Drag Strip. Through the years Jim coached multiple teams at Northampton Little League. Jim was an outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Ray, and Mildred Rosenbaum.

Survivors include his loving wife of 44 years, Lynn; two Sons, Chris of Hampton, and John (Tyler) of Suffolk; Sister, Brenda (Norman) of Denham Springs, LA; several nieces; and several great nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2023, at 11:00 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 807 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton, VA 23666 by Reverend Timothy Crummitt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to, The Doorways, 612 E. Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23219, or a Veterans Charity of your choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.


  1. Connie Young

    Sending heartfelt condolences to the Rosenbaum family. May the God of all Comfort and Strength be with you today and all the days to come.

  2. Tom & Marcia Chambers

    Rest in Peace James. It was a pleasure working with you at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station. Our sympathy to James’ family.

  3. Patricia and Joe Jenkins

    My prayers goes out to you and your family in your time of lost. I pray that God will send the comforter to help comfort your hearts. Jim was a wonderful man to talk with and will sadly miss him.

  4. Weasy & Tommy

    Lynn, Chris & John, We were so surprised to hear of Jim’s passing. There are no words to express how sorry we are for all of you & you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  5. Bruce Leach

    Sorry for your loss. Jim and I worked together for years. His knowledge and spirit were paramount, he and Randy were a great team. Without him we would not have succeeded at Yorktown and Cheatham. Again sorry for your loss.
    Bruce Leach

  6. R.D. (Andy) Andrews

    Lynn and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed the time I spent talking to Jim in your home. As we both were veterans, I enjoyed him telling be about his time served in the Army. Rest my fellow veteran and thank you for your service to our country. Andy

  7. Bill and Marta Roberts

    Lynn, Chris, and John-Tyler, we are so saddened to hear about Jim’s passing. May our good Lord give you strength to ease your grief and peace in your hearts to keep his memory alive. We love you. RIP Jim you are in heaven 🙏

  8. Donette McClelland

    So sorry for Jim’s passing. Thoughts and prayers with the family. I knew Jim and Brenda thru next door neighbors of Mr and Mrs Hunt. And Jim was son’s little league coach. He was one of the good ones! RIP

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