Allan J. Rosenthal

Allan portrait (6)Allan J. Rosenthal, 96, of 1450 Whitney Ave, Hamden passed away peacefully on January 21, 2014 in Masonicare’s Hospice Unit after a short stay at Yale New Haven Hospital.  Born in Boston on January 1, 1918, he was the son of the late Louis and Sadie (Laskey) Rosenthal. He leaves his beloved wife of 49 years Barbara (Cohn) Rosenthal, daughter Connie (Milender) Goebel, son-in-law Jay Goebel, grandchildren Alec and Sally Goebel of Orange, sister Helaine (Rosenthal) Meyers of Brookline MA, brother Irwin Rosenthal of Chestnut Hill MA and many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and extended family and friends. Allan lived most of his life in Brookline and Boston MA.  He got his BA and MBA from Dartmouth College in 5 years, then attended naval officer training school at Columbia.  He was a Lieutenant in WWII serving in Italy, North Africa and later in Seattle. Upon returning to Boston, he worked for Jos. P. Manning and Boston Bonnie Fisheries before going into financial planning.  He was still working for Arthur W. Wood Co. at age 92 when an illness forced him to retire and relocate to CT to be close to his daughter.  Retirement gave him the opportunity to play bridge and read his beloved history books.  Days before leaving YNHH he was reading a history book with highlighter in hand, discussing the US Constitution with his doctor. The family wishes to thank the staff of Atria Larson Place, Dr. Chris Sankey and the staff at YNHH, as well as the staff at Masonicare for the gentle caring and love you gave our Allan.  Those who knew him know how he could touch your heart and we thank you for cherishing his.

Funeral service will be held at Congregation Mishkan Israel, 785 Ridge Rd., Hamden, Thursday afternoon at 1 pm. The interment will be in the Temple Ohabei Shalom Cemetery, East Boston, MA. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the American Heart Association or a charity of your choice.

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  1. Aaron Rosenthal said,

    01.23.14 at 3:14 am

    What an incredible life Uncle Allan led. We should all be so fortunate as to live nearly a century with our faculties in tact, and to pass on without pain and family by our side. Allan was a caring and giving person who served his country in the greatest time of need, and gave to his family in countless ways. I’m priveledged to have been a member of his extended family. With lots of love. His nephew, Aaron.

  2. Cynthia Markle said,

    01.23.14 at 2:36 pm

    Having known this family since 1939, I realize the sadness you feel knowing that Allan is no longer living the life he loved so dearly. Please remember that all of this sadness is not yours alone, but is shared by the many friends he had known…Although he is beyond your touch and sight, I know he will never be beyond your love and prayers..

  3. sandi said,

    01.23.14 at 9:07 pm

    Dear Connie and family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. I know how hard it is to lose someone so loved and respected. I had the pleasure of getting to know Allan through Connie, the love and admiration she had for him was so very touching. Requiescat In Pace Allan