Saul J Rosenblum

April 27, 1930January 23, 2018

LEXINGTON Major Saul J. Rosenblum, U.S. Army, (Retired), 87, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Agape Hospice Home, Lexington, after a brief illness. Born April 27, 1930 in The Bronx, New York, he was the son of the late William Herman and Esther Brandes Rosenblum. He was the loving husband of Connie Bailey Rosenblum and married more than 57 years. They recently relocated to Lexington, S.C., after being a member of the Forest Lake Community for more than 30 years. Saul was also the proud and loving father of his daughters, Lisa Sharpe of Lexington and Suzan Merten and her husband, John of Roanoke, VA. He will also be most known as Daddy Saul to many friends, family, and especially his grandchildren whom he loved dearly, Charles Levinson, Connor Sharpe, Sarah Merten, William Merten, Anna Merten, and James Merten. He was predeceased by his brothers, Jack of CA., Julius of N.Y. and sister, Selma of Florida. Major Rosenblum spent 20 honorable years in the U.S. Army, serving in the Korean Conflict and spent two tours in the Vietnam War. During that time, he graduated from the University of Maryland. Upon retiring from military service, Saul and Connie opened up a dry-cleaning store, Carriage Cleaners, on Forest Drive in Columbia. They worked daily in their store for 28 years before retiring a second time. Saul never met a stranger and enjoyed all the people he met during those 28 years serving the public. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Masons and a past Head of the Credit Committee with AllSouth Federal Credit Union. Saul will be buried with full military honors in Fort Jackson National Cemetery located at 4170 Percival Road, Columbia, SC 29229. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. Pallbearers will be the U.S. Army Color Guard. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. The family wishes to extend a huge thank you to Patrick Harley and Kim Melton, along with all their special transport drivers of For Life Medical Transport. They kept him comfortable and entertained transporting him 3 times a week for dialysis treatments for almost two years. We are forever grateful to you and your caring staff. The family also extends a special thank you to Agape Hospice Home, Lexington. Deborah and David, thank you for your comforting words and actions during our time with you. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to be made to the Disabled Veterans Association online or by mail at DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250 or The Wounded Warrior Project online or by mail at Wounded Warrior Project Attention: Advance Guard P.O. Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-9917.


  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 30, 2018


Saul J Rosenblum

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January 23, 2021

Then Captain Rosenblum was my C.O. during my service with Hq & Hq Co, SACOM, Munich, Germany in the early 60's. A true officer and gentleman - I render a final salute with fond memories of that time.

GySgt Edward Thomas
USMC (Ret) [USA 60-65]

Edward Thomas

April 1, 2020

My condolences to the Rosenblum family. Major Rosenblum was my commanding officer during my Army service with Headquarters Co, Southern Area Command, McGraw Kaserne, Munich, Germany 1961-1964. He was an outstanding leader and is remembered with my sincere respect.
Gunnery Sergeant E. Thomas, USMC (Retired)

alan kahn

January 28, 2018

Our family is saddened to learn of Saul's passing. We enjoyed seeing and knowing him years ago and know he will be greatly missed.
Alan Kahn

James Sanderson

January 27, 2018

Saul was always a very caring person. I got to know him for a very short while while working at a nearby school. We always talked fishing he loved doing that. I also enjoyed talking to his wife. May God kindly warm your hearts during this time of sorrow. A friend James

Donna Mann

January 27, 2018

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Richard Walters

January 26, 2018

I always think about Saul whenever we go past the former dry cleaning location on Forest Drive on our way to Ft Jackson. As a former customer and fellow military retiree, I always enjoyed the opportunity to chat with Saul.

Sherry Beck

January 26, 2018

Connie, Lisa, Suzan and family, My deepest sympathy to you all. Saul was such a wonderful man; I'm glad we had the opportunity to be friends and neighbors to your family. He was loved by many. I always enjoyed running into Saul and Connie at our local restaurants and catching up with them. I never found a decent dry cleaners after Saul and Connie retired. My love to you all.

Debbie Henderson

January 26, 2018

I am so sorry for you loss. I pray your memories carry you through the difficult days ahead.

Lisa Sharpe

January 25, 2018