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Biography of Robert Rotenberg - Telegrapher

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March 1945 Photo Nene Lives Book Photo
Extracted from the photo of the Crew of the Nene on deck taken March 1945
Photo from the book "NENE LIVES The Story of H.M.C.S. Nene & her Crew" - 1993

Robert Rotenberg - Telegraphist
Robert Rotenberg was born in Toronto on September 20, 1921. He was educated at Harbord Collegiate and Forest Hill High School. Bob obtained his second class radio license and joined the civil service (Department of Transport) in the aviation section. He was shipped out west to Calgary airport. Despite the fact his service was classified essential, he received a draft notice. Indicating to officials that he wanted to join the navy, within 48 hours he was enlisted. Following his return from service aboard the Nene he returned home, and in 1947 Bob and Taschia Waxman were married. They have a son, Lorne, and a daughter, Lynne. In 1948 Bob opened his own furniture retail company and operated it until 1965. At that point he went to work as a sales representative for several Canadian furniture companies. His son joined him in the sales agency. Bob retired March 1, 1992 and turned the operation over to his son and son-in-law. He has been active in local charities in the past and sits on several committees at his local golf course.


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