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Leon Rosenthal

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Leon A. Rosenthal 1916 - 2012 BENNINGTON Leon Aaron Rosenthal, 95, a resident of the Village at Fillmore Pond, died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at his residence, following a brief illness. He was born in New York City on Sept. 4, 1916, son of Dr. Morris Rosentahl and Dr. Pauline (Sharfman) Rosenthal. Leon grew up in Jamaica, Queens, N.Y., when it was farmland, as well as in Croton, N.Y. After graduating from the Pratt Institute of Fine Arts, Mr. Rosenthal served as a staff sergeant in the Army during World War II where he was stationed in the Pacific Theatre for four and one-half years. During that time, he also taught camouflage in Hawaii. Leon worked with scale architectural models and ran Donum Products Furniture and Accessories until he joined the Theatre Production Service Company with his sister, the late Jean Rosenthal. Prior to moving to the Village of Fillmore Pond he enjoyed drawing, stained glass making, bird identification, his family and his pet dogs. While at Fillmore Pond he primarily enjoyed the countryside, music, books, and playing bridge, and continued to visit regularly with his family. He leaves his former wife, Judith Rosenthal of Sleepy Hollow, N.Y,; his children, Dr. Barbara Rosenthal of Williamstown, Mass., Dr. Elizabeth King of Brookline, Mass., and Dr. David Rosenthal of Palo Alto, Calif.; his grandchildren, Que-ena, Jhan, Naomi, Hannah, Molly, Ella, Emily and Margaret; a niece, a nephew and two great-nieces. He was predeceased by a brother, Ivan and a sister, Jean. FUNERAL NOTICE: Services will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Leon Aaron Rosenthal may be made to the Bennington Emergency Food and Fuel Fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201. Guest book condolences may be made at epmaharandsonfuneralhome.net

Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13, 2012
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