Dr. Fred Harris Rosenblum, 78, pediatric dentist who volunteered with Op Smile

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Dr. Fred Harris Rosenblum, the son of the late Sam and Ruth Rosenblum, of blessed memory, died peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. He was 78.

He attended Norfolk’s Taylor, Blair and Maury schools and graduated with honors from the University of Virginia and the college of dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia. He received a post-graduate degree in pediatric dentistry from the Medical College of Virginia and was the first board-certified pediatric dentist in Virginia Beach. Fred was also the first dentist to travel with Operation Smile in the early 80s and continued to volunteer his time and talents for years after.

Throughout his life, he loved skiing and golf and never gave up his passion for traveling, especially with his family. He is survived by his wife Barbara and his children Dr. Richard Rosenblum and Gabrielle, Suzanne Guardia and Luis, the Honorable Michael Rosenblum and Nicole, Harry Hjardemaal and Mattia Botturi, and his brother Jordan Rosenblum and Eilene, and seven grandchildren.

The family gives special thanks to his caretakers, especially Annette Ramsay, who always loved him like family.

A graveside funeral will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14.

The family will be at 1728 River Ct. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, from 7-9 p.m.

Donations may be made to Congregation Beth El, Operation Smile or your favorite charity.