Rosenthal, James Alan (Died on 28 May 2011)
appeared in Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Jun 2011, p. 30

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James Alan Jimmy Rosenthal, age 84, died at Northwestern Memorial Hospital on May 28, 2011 after a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Jerene "Jerry" Gerstein Rosenthal, his parents, William and Olga Rosenthal, and his daughter-in-law, Patty Flynn Rosenthal. He is survived by his children, Cathy (Dr. Jeffrey) Fireman of Deerfield, Illinois and David (Dr. Susan Mahler) Rosenthal of Adams, Massachusetts; as well as his cherished grandchildren Noah and Lexi Fireman, and Sharon, Douglas, Benjamin, and Isabel Rosenthal. He was the fond brother and brother-in-law to Janet and Richard Rosenberg, and Helene and Robert Gerstein, and the cherished uncle and cousin to many. He was the special companion of Elaine Ritz Schayer during the last years of his life. Jimmy was the "go to" guy for many years in every job he worked. He held long-time positions at Rand McNally and Charles A. Young. After he "retired" from the printing business, he spent his summers rising at 3:30 AM to open Sunset Valley Golf Course during the summer and working late at the Sunset Park Ice Skating Rink in the winter. In his spare time, he volunteered in various departments at Highland Park Hospital. Jimmy was Jimmy; and everyone loved him for that. Services were held on Tuesday, May 31st at 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations to the American Cancer Society , 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 1210, Chicago, Illinois 60601 ( or the charity of your choice would be appreciated. For information: 847-255-3520 or

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2 Jun 2011
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28 May 2011
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Rosenthal, James Alan (Died on 28 May 2011)