THE OBITUARY YESTERDAY OF ROGER EDWARD WALLINGFORD, 67, A RETIRED MARINE CORPS SERGEANT MAJOR WHO WORKED FOR THE NATIONAL PRODUCE CO. IN WASHINGTON, INCORRECTLY STATED HIS AGE. (Published 10/5/87)
Dr. Morris H. Rosenberg, 70, a retired Washington physician and a former associate clinical professor of medicine at George Washington University, died of cancer Oct. 2 at his home in Chevy Chase.
Dr. Rosenberg was born in Washington and graduated from the old Central High School. He graduated from George Washington University, where he also received his degree in medicine.
During World War II, he served in the Army Medical Corps in Europe. In 1945 he became the first chief resident at the then-new George Washington University Hospital. He opened his private practice in internal medicine in 1948 and retired in 1980. During those years, he also was a clinical professor at George Washington University.
Dr. Rosenberg collected artifacts related to Hebrew language and culture and was a member of the Woodmont Country Club.
His first wife, the former Miriam Giffen, died in 1963. His second wife, Helen Katz, died in 1984.
Survivors include two children by his first marriage, Steven M. Rosenberg of Vienna, and Jude Rosenberg of Seattle; one stepson, Steven Katz of Baltimore; one brother, David Rosenberg of Silver Spring, and two grandchildren.
ROGER EDWARD WALLINGFORD,
76, a retired Marine Corps sergeant major who later worked for the National Produce Co. in Washington, died Sept. 30 at the Washington Hospital Center after a heart attack. He lived in Waldorf.
Sgt. Maj. Wallingford was born in Portland, Maine, and attended the University of Maine. He joined the Marine Corps reserves in 1939 and was called to active duty in 1940. During World War II, he served in the Pacific. He remained in the service after the war and fought in the Korean War.
He later was sent back to Korea as an adviser at the recruit training center of the Korean Marine Corps. He participated in amphibious exercises in Lebanon in the late 1950s and served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1968. He was sergeant major of the Second Marine regiment at Camp Lejeune, N.C., when he retired in 1970.
Sgt. Maj. Wallingford moved to the Washington area that year and went to work in the produce industry. He joined National Produce in 1975 as a cashier and remained with the company until his death.
His military decorations include the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart medals.
Sgt. Maj. Wallingford was a Mason and a member of Post No. 38 of the American Legion, the Southern Maryland Leathernecks Marine Corps League, and John Wilmer Trotter Post No. 8810 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
His marriage to Geraldine Wallingford ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife, Irene Karras Wallingford of Waldorf; three children by his second marriage, James P., Deborah I. and Catherine E. Wallingford, all of Waldorf; his father, Harvey E. Wallingford, and one sister, Ruth Bondy, both of South Portland, Maine.