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Robert Irwin Rosenthal

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Robert Irwin Rosenthal

AGE: 86 • Toms River

Robert Irwin Rosenthal, 86, of Toms River, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at home. He was born in Chicago, IL, and lived in California, Colorado, and Parsippany and Ocean Twp., NJ, prior to settling in Toms River in 2003. He graduated from the University of Chicago with a PhD, served his country in the U.S. Navy, and was an accomplished violinist and composer. He served on the Board of The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra. Robert worked for Bell Labs for 25 years, retiring in 1989, and was a member of Temple Beth Or, Brick, NJ.

Predeceased by his parents, Louis and Esther Rosenthal, and his sister, Carol Groeling; he is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Rita; his son, David and wife, Linda Shay, of Clarkdale, AZ; his son, Larry and his fiancée, Linda Algazzali, of Richmond, CA; his daughter, Linda Wobeskya, of San Rafael, CA; and his daughter, Debra Russell, of Toms River, NJ.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Temple Beth Or, 200 Van Zile Road, Brick, NJ 08724. Interment will follow at Toms River Jewish Community Cemetery, Toms River, NJ. Donations in Robert's honor may be made to Temple Beth Or, Brick, NJ; any Parkinson's Disease organization, or The Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, P.O. Box 8218, Red Bank, NJ 07701. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Belkoff-Goldstein Funeral Chapel, Lakewood, NJ.

Published in Asbury Park Press on July 17, 2015
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