Amy Krouse Rosenthal
1965 - 2017
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal, an author and maker of short films who touched many lives when she wrote a touching essay about her husband, Jason, and her terminal ovarian cancer diagnosis, died Monday, March 13, 2017, in Chicago. She was 51.

Rosenthal was a prolific writer, with more than two dozen children’s books to her credit, as well as five books for adults and a line of keepsake journals.

A number of Rosenthal’s children’s books were New York Times bestsellers, including “Exclamation Mark!” (2013), which also won a California Young Reader Medal. It, like her other children’s books, received glowing reviews, including a Kirkus starred review that called it “Funny and spirited (and secretly educational, but nobody will notice).”

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In a 2007 New York Times review of “The OK Book,” Rebecca Zerkin described the theme that ran through many of Rosenthal’s offerings for children: “validating children’s concerns and providing quiet encouragement, all while using light, spare language.” In that book, Rosenthal did it by reminding children that they don’t have to be great at everything – it’s fine to be “OK” at a lot of things. In “Spoon,” she did it by following a young spoon who was sad that he couldn’t do the marvelous things forks and knives do – until he found out that the other utensils were jealous of his own special skills.

In 2010, one of Rosenthal’s children’s books – “Duck! Rabbit!” – was chosen to be read during the White House Easter Egg Roll. Another notable honor came in 2015, when five of her books were featured in the year’s Global Read Aloud, in which educators all over the world are encouraged to read a group of recommended books to their students, bringing together a variety of classrooms through the shared activity.

Rosenthal’s books for adults were also well received, and her best known was “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life” (2005), a memoir of sorts. A series of short, alphabetized entries, it mused on minutiae of everyday life in a relatable way that charmed readers: "Every. Single. Solitary. Time I go to get gas I have to lean out the window to see which side the tank is on." Her 2016 follow-up, “Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal,” employed a similar concept but organized her musings in the format of a textbook rather than an encyclopedia.

Though Rosenthal already had a wide following for her books, she gained new readers when she wrote the March 3 Modern Love article, "You May Want To Marry My Husband," that appeared in The New York Times. It was similar to a letter of introduction about her husband, Jason, but written for the modern woman who might use a dating app such as Tinder. Addressing women who someday may date her husband, she encourages them to "swipe right" when they view his profile, a gesture of acceptance. "I have been married to the most extraordinary man for 26 years," she wrote. "I was planning on at least another 26 together."

She details how those plans were dashed in September 2015 when doctors told her she did not have appendicitis, but rather ovarian cancer.

"So many plans instantly went poof," she wrote.

The profile described her husband as "incredibly handsome," "a sharp dresser" with a "flair for fabulous socks," and "man, can he cook."

A native of Chicago, Rosenthal attended Tufts University and got her professional start as an advertising copywriter. As she transitioned to writing columns and essays, her work was picked up by high profile publications including the New York Times and Parenting magazine.

Her first books followed her early writing style, collections of essays and musings for adults, but when she began writing children’s books in 2005, she didn’t look back. She published 26 books for young readers over the course of 10 years, focusing her later efforts primarily on these and her series of journals – “The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal of Baby’s First Year,” “The Bride-To-Be Book: A Journal of memories from the Proposal to ‘I Do’” – rather than her early essay writing.

Rosenthal also made several short films, created using her iPhone or pocket-size Flip video camera. They include "17 Things I Made," "Today Is a Gift," "The Money Tree," and "The Beckoning of Lovely.” Some invited audience response or participation, and “17 Things I Made” invited viewers to meet Rosenthal in Chicago’s Millennium Park at a specific date and time to make an 18th thing. The small group she expected blossomed into 400 curious fans, who had an experience Rosenthal described as “magical” to Chicago Magazine.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by their three children, Justin, Miles, and Paris.

Published in The Enterprise on Mar. 13, 2017.
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February 14, 2021
February 13, 2021
I knew Amy and taught her beautiful children. Her kindness, her humility, and of course, her humor were gifts she imparted to them, too. We have her gifts in our homes and our classrooms and her legacy lives on. She is not forgotten.
Lorin Pritikin
February 12, 2021
Amy will always be remembered by anyone blessed to know her. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Time never erases or forgets a childhood classmate with a heart of gold, so bright, creative and genuine. I met Amy in January of 1976 in the 5th grade when I moved to Northbrook and we were classmates thru the 8th grade. My thoughts and prayers are with the Rosenthal family ALWAYS. Amy always made a difference and made people smile. I remember her signing was "Krouse Mouse" on my year book.
Kellie Bennett-Bayer
Classmate
October 22, 2018
This is a message for Joe and Katie. I love your sister's children books especially Plant a Kiss. I just realized that I know your family from Lake Forest, IL. I was a fourth grade teacher in the late 70's at Sheridan School. I believe you were my students. I also stayed at your house to care for you while your parents were away. I almost started a fire in your kitchen!! I remember your family with fondness.
I am living in Barnstable MA on Cape Cod. I became a Reading Specialist and am now retired. I have two boys, 36 and 32 who live in New England and love to come home in the summer to our beautiful beaches. My husband and I live the life of leisure after enjoying my incredible career teaching students like you.
Would love to hear from you. I am so sorry to learn of your sister's passing. What an amazing person she was.
With fond memories,
Mrs.Orcutt
slorcutt@comcast.net
Sally Orcutt
March 13, 2018
Amy made her mark and left a beautiful footprint in the world. I am sure she was dearly love and is terribly missed. Rest in peace my dear.
September 26, 2017
What a remarkable lady. My heart goes out to Amy's family for their loss. Amy was very brave. I am a nurse, who worked with gyn cancer patients. It is no easy way to fight that disease. My deepest condolences.
Patricia Chico
May 22, 2017
The days ahead will be difficult, but the comfort from our heavenly father, friends and relatives can help ease the pain and sorrow you are experiencing. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
Linda
May 6, 2017
What a compassionate soul Amy was! Remarkable in her love for her family especially the love of her life Jason. My heart goes out to them as they grieve the loss. May the love and support of family and friends, cherished photos and memories and finally passages in God's word all help you to endure with hope. Ps147:3
Jill Holler
April 27, 2017
May all love surround you .Thank you .
wendy huhn
April 21, 2017
Dear Amy,
You were a very special human being. My condolences to Jason and the kids, your parents, and extended family.
You worked at the same ad agency I was employed at in the late '90s, and my good friend Mike was a great friend of Jason and your family (in a small world way.) I have funny memories of that beer ad and your book readings.
So Amy... Please look down from heaven and see me and all your dedicated followers smiling back up to you. Everyone who knew you will miss you enormously and will have so much material and memories to keep forever. We owe a lot to you. You were a shining star here on earth. I will miss you.
Shalom,
Brian Thompson, Chicago
April 9, 2017
"Cookies" is one of my favorite books. My 7-year-old knows her name by heart, that's how many times we've read her books. So sorry for your loss.
March 31, 2017
We will surely miss this wonderful person and pray for the surviving family and friends to cherish her memories. God will never forget the things she done to better the world. Hebrews 6:10.
March 23, 2017
Sending prayers, love, and light to Amy's husband and children. I'm so sorry for your loss.

I will always think of Amy whenever I see a yellow umbrella. Such a sweet and gentle spirit!
Lisa Kokin
March 22, 2017
Amy was a talented, popular, and spunky fifth-grader.These qualities, and so much more, were evident in Amy's adulthood, as well. Amy was an inspiration to many, and she will be greatly missed.

My condolences to the Krouse and Rosenthal families and to Amy's many friends both near and far.

Helene Spak
Northbrook School District 27
March 22, 2017
My heartfelt condolences to Jason and the entire family on the loss of your beloved Amy. I was lucky enough to work with Amy in the late 80'searly 90's when she was in the ad agency business. What a truly gifted person she was. Always spunky. Always smiling. Always with a positive attitude, putting a fun-loving spin on every challenge. She touched so many people's lives and I'm so glad I got to know her. Amyyou will be missed by all. -Lisa
Lisa Trozzolo
March 21, 2017
Thank you Amy for allowing me the gift of your brilliance. Bringing sage & insightful truths in to plain sight. A messenger of simplicity, love and reverence; imbued in your every action. This is a loss without measure. I feel it myself, from afar. I would like to wrap all your family up with tenderness and love for all these days & nights ahead. Loving blessings.
Jenny
Jenny Kronfeld
March 20, 2017
"Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of HIS holy ones." Psalm 116:15. Just was introduced to your darling Amy, when I read her article in the NYT article of 3/3/17... grieving in many ways; just being aware of her in her last days. Not aware of her brilliance all these years, as a fellow girl, her own age. Not having the blessing of knowing her personally. I cannot imagine the pain of you all who knew her, loved her. Praying for God's peace and comfort to envelope you all.
susan noonan
March 20, 2017
Just read Amy's beautiful work on her husband, Jason and saw that she succumbed to cancer a few days ago. As a woman who's been married 28 years with kids who have graduated college, I can't help but feel how Amy felt writing about her family. Her love for her children, not being able to see them graduate, or see Paris on her wedding day is just heartbreaking. As a healthcare advocate, I know that this silent but deadly disease is one of mystery and deceit. How can this part of a woman's body create life, yet take one as well? It's truly a blessing as well as the devil in disguise. Nonetheless, this beautiful soul has created life, and left behind her legacy. My heart breaks for all of you, hoping that you find peace in the days ahead, and the signs that your precious wife and Mother are around you...always. Xo, Jennifer Bossle
March 19, 2017
You will FOREVER be missed Amy!
Ms. Lafay
March 19, 2017
To the entire family of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, always know what a blessing Amy has been in the lives of others. I recently purchased Amy's book, "That's Me Loving You," for my only son, Thomas, who will soon be 29. It has every sentiment that I could ever feel toward him contained within it and it was absolutely a perfect gift for him this past Valentine's Day. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the world; you will be missed.
Janice Madrecki
March 19, 2017
'Little Pea', 'Little Hoot' and 'Little Oink' are in constant nighttime reading rotation for my 7 year old granddaughter. They are so beautiful and sweet and we will always treasure them and remember Amy every time we read them. My heart goes out to her family and the friends who were lucky to have known her. She has left such a wonderful legacy. Barbara
March 18, 2017
To the family of Amy Krouse Rosenthal, my deepest sympathies for your loss. May the fond memories of your loved one bring comfort while you receive the strength to endure as only God can provide. Please know that He sees the pain associated with death and will soon eliminate it forever.
March 17, 2017
I wish I had met you in life because you did so many wonderful things for people. Your legacy will be everlasting! I just lost my husband so I extend my deepest condolences to you, Jason, and your three beautiful children. May Amy Rest in Peace.
Beverly Weiner
March 17, 2017
To all of Amy's family, and to the world, I am sorry for such a grievous loss.

I guess God "beckons lovely", too.
PR
March 17, 2017
I loved, loved, loved all of Amy's books.
My children would beg me to read them over and over again on a daily basis when they were younger, especially Spoon and Chopsticks.
R.I.P. sweet lady.
Catherine Taylor
March 17, 2017
Amy made things. She made the world better
Denise Freund
March 17, 2017
My sincere condolences and regrets that I
Had never met this "awesome" human being.
Renee Polay
March 17, 2017
I would love to have known you you will be missed by all. I am 87
And can certainly appreeciate the loss family aand friends are
Feeling.
Renee. Polay
March 17, 2017
RIP
michelle plakas-kaiser
March 16, 2017
My condolences to Amy's family. I was privileged to meet her in 2015; such a delightful person and talented writer. May her memory be a blessing.
Eileen Kuenneth
March 16, 2017
Paulette Comparato
March 16, 2017
A beautiful life, well lived... Today we all are lesser, in her passing. God Bless You All... RIP
Ernest Howell
March 16, 2017
Dear Family of Amy KR,
I keep hearing the "Beckoning of Lovely" playing in my head over and over again. Last night I was searching for the moon and couldn't help but notice one star that looked like it was shining brighter than any of the others and it wasn't the north star. I decided this very small bright light was shining so strongly because it had a special yellow umbrella and that there were zillions and trillions of stars surrounding this one very bright light. How I wish I had discovered Amy KR sooner but her goodness and her delight are everlasting and I will treasure knowing that someone knew how to "Beckon" the Lovely" -it is an everlasting gift. I wish for each of you that you will always feel the warmth of your wife/mother in your heart forever....

L.A. Aldridge
March 16, 2017
My condolences to the family. May the "God of all comfort" Give you peace and strength at this time.
Anita Parker
March 16, 2017
Our deepest sympathy to the Krouse and Rosenthal family on the passing of Amy. Audrey and Stan Kantor
March 16, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marian
March 16, 2017
"A good name is better than good oil" is certainly applicable in Amy's case. She left a legacy that will not easily be forgotten. May family and friends find comfort in their wonderful memories.
Pamela Strong
March 16, 2017
What a lifeforce Amy was! I feel privileged to have known her, even though we hadn't spoken in many years. To Jason, Justin, Miles, Paris and Amy's family, I send all my love and appreciation for sharing the incredible talents and love of your wife/mom/sister/daughter. She will continue to inspire me for the rest of my life. I, too, have cancer that is not likely to recede, and I am doing my best to make the most of the time I have here. Amy touched me deeply. Thanks again.

Pat Navin
Pat Navin
March 16, 2017
Our most sincere condolences to the Krouse and Rosenthal families. A few of Amy's books are on the bookshelves here at Creekside.

Management and Staff of Creekside at Beaver Creek
Michael Simons
March 16, 2017
Take comfort in knowing the one who gave life to all living creatures is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died. Some comfort words at Psalms 36:9 says; With you is the source of life, By your light we can see light. My deepest and sincere condolences to the famlies and friends.
Patricia DeStefano
March 16, 2017
My sincere condolences to the family and friends for your loss of a dear love one. May the God of all comfort strengthen you all .
March 16, 2017
My deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time. May peace be granted from the God of Comfort (2 Cor.1:2} to all her loved ones and friends.Barb Meill
March 16, 2017
My sincere sympathies to the entire family. I just finished her latest adult offering - Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Her book spoke to me - she made me feel like a friend; I would have liked to known her more personally. I am so saddened her unique spirit is no longer in the world. May her family draw comfort from their memories.
Ronalee Haugen
March 15, 2017
Valenda Newell
March 15, 2017
To the families and friends of Amy Krouse Rosenthal. I do not know the families personally but we all lose love ones in death. I just want to send my deepest condolences to the families. May God give all of you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Please trust in him for strength.
Amy books brought joy to all children faces!
Deborah Ellis
March 15, 2017
My sincere condolences to Amy's family for their loss of such an amazing person. Amy's work was brought into my life in 2005 when I first read her book, "Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life." I wrote to Amy after reading the book to let her know how much I loved it. She wrote me back saying that my email was in her "Save Forever" folder.

Over the years I followed her work and last spring I was fortunate to have been one among 50 "Awesome People" who received advanced copies of her book, "Textbook." This book came to me just weeks after my mother passed away.

Amy's work brought me joy during times of my greatest loss and darkness. I am sad to think of a world without Amy but I do know her work will live on.

Thank you, Amy for all of your gifts.

with love and peace and blessings to the family,

Renee O'Connell from Virginia
Renee OConnell
March 15, 2017
I am privileged to have animated three of Amy's charming and enlightening children's books. I'm sorry she had to leave us so soon, but her spirit will live on in her creations. My condolences to her husband and children.
Virginia Wilkos-Stafford
March 15, 2017
To the family and friends of Amy Rosenthal,

May God comfort you,praise be the God of comfort who comforts us in all our trials.

"With deep sympathy I share your sorrow,"
March 15, 2017
I admired Amy's work so much from afar, and felt like I knew her since her writing was so personal.
I send deep condolences to her family, echoing as so many others have: her influence and impact has gone farther and deeper than you will ever know.
March 15, 2017
Our deepest sympathy goes out to your entire family. Amy was inspiring . She brought joy and caring to those she touched.
We know her memory will live on forever.
Terri and Fred Knapp
March 15, 2017
L Yu
March 15, 2017
To the family and friends of Amy Rosenthal,

May God comfort you,praise be the God of comfort who comforts us in all our trials.

"With deep sympathy I share your sorrow,"
March 15, 2017
Amy Krouse Rosenthal's love for her family was so inspiring. The special story she wrote about her husband a few days before her death was very moving. Our Creator says He will comfort those mourning and in pain. Our sympathies to the Rosenthal family.
March 15, 2017
My heart breaks for Jason and family.May Amy fly and spread her love and words.God bless Amy, Always Joanne
Joanne Popowick
March 15, 2017
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
March 15, 2017
My condolences goes out to the family. May the many prayers and comfort get you through this difficult times.
Marilyn Mann
March 15, 2017
What a loss! I first learned of Amy about 2 weeks ago when her story was on GMA. I thought she was an amazing and loving wife.
I know the pain you feel, as we just lost a very close family member. You wonder when the pain will ever go away. Our reality is that it may never go away.
We maintain our faith in our Creator and we look to him for comfort.
My prayer is that you remember the wonderful times, the things that made you enjoy rich laughter with Amy and her beautiful smile and personality.
Every "first" will be very challenging, but you will get through them.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Respectfully,
Vanessa Edwards
March 15, 2017
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
March 15, 2017
My sincere sympathy goes out to family. May the God of all comfort who sees your tears flow give the needed comfort to endure in the loss of such a beautiful lady. He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds.
A Mother of 4
March 15, 2017
My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
March 15, 2017
may you find peace
barbara Lief
Grandparent
March 15, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the family on your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you find comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because those who pass on are precious in his eyes. (Psalms 116:15)
A.Marie
March 15, 2017
Surrounding you all with light and love. Thank you for sharing Amy with the world. What a treasure she was.
Linda L
March 14, 2017
Amy brought light to us all and her childrens' teachers--I being one of them-- were able to see it shine through them--
I can't imagine a more devoted mom
I send my love and strength to her family and grieve with them the loss of a most beautiful soul
Lorin Pritikin
March 14, 2017
Dear Ann, Paul and the whole family,

We are with you in our hearts and minds. Amy will be with us always.

We love you,
Cousin
Myra, George, Paul and Michelle Sarkadi
March 14, 2017
I have always loved & admired Amy's work. As a school librarian, I can say the same for my students. I'm proud Chicago calls her one of its own & she is a star in children's literature. I was delighted to meet her at public events twice over the years. Her love for humanity is one of her greatest legacies after her family. I wish her family peace,
love and may the abundance of memories carry you.

Much love,
Tricia
March 14, 2017
A beautiful life, and a beautiful legacy. She touched thousands of people all over the world.
CVD
March 14, 2017
Honoring Amy
Dear Mr. Rosenthal and Family,
I was lucky enough to discover Amy's books, videos and website many years ago thanks to a book in our school library, "Bite Size Cookies". She has remained a staple in my classroom, on my night table and in the hearts of my family and myself. As soon as I read of her illness last week,I gathered her books to share with my class. We laughed and shed some tears and then got to work creating a project to honor her. Please know that Amy will live on in my classroom, on my granddaughter's bookshelf, and in mine, and so many others, existence. I will miss her.
Marsha Bank
March 14, 2017
Rest In Peace Amy
Jeanie Connor - Faust
March 14, 2017
Heaven just gained another Angel - Rest in Peace........
Pat S
March 14, 2017
May Amy Rosenthal's family and friends find comfort in God's word the bible. She will be miss by all.
March 14, 2017
My God's loving kindness and confort help you and your family through this very sad time Psalms29:11 .
ANA Maria Verona
March 14, 2017
My heartfelt condolences for your loss. There are no words that can ease the pain of losing someone so beloved. May you fid comfort and peace in knowing that your loved one is in God's memory because hose who pass on are precious in his eyes.
Psalm 115:15
christian
March 14, 2017

To all of Amy's team-

I am so sorry for your loss. I can only hope that her amazing energy, wisdom, beauty, ethics, and positivity will live with you all.
Warm thoughts, love and a big hug from a distant family friend and a fan.

Paul Knapp

R.I.P Amy
March 14, 2017
I too just heard about you after reading that wonderful article you wrote about your husband on March 3, 2017. Your article brought tears to my eyes, and I immediately thought how lucky you were to have found such a deep love with your husband, and then i realized how truly lucky your husband and children were to have had a wife/mother like you. I have purchased a few of your books, both children books and adult books, and plan to read the children books to my nieces and nephews . . .
a friend
Friend
March 14, 2017
You are all in my prayers and thoughts. Such a beautiful person!
Great memories with your family and the beautiful weddings that
I was honored to help you with.
Much love and hugs,
Linda Alpert
March 14, 2017
peace
I remember a vibrant young teenager in and out of the picture as I worked on her parents house..what a wonder she became, talent, humor and courage all in one beautiful package. She is a woman that touched so many, and all are sad today...
steve
March 14, 2017
Saw Amy on the front page of the paper this morning at the Metra stop. I'm so saddened by the loss of such an amazing woman and writer. My heart goes out to your family. I ran out to buy Amy's book Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life when i heard her talking about it on NPR years ago. She made me want to write like her. What an amazing woman! My heart is heavy...I'm so sorry for your loss. Amy leaves so much beauty with all touched by her words and her life.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family in this difficult time.

With love,
Lisette C.., Deerfield IL
March 14, 2017
Dearest Krouse and Rosenthal families:
Amy made my childhood "MORE" and so did the entire Krouse family.
Wishing you peace and love,
Karen Mondry (Berman)
Karen Mondry (Berman)
March 14, 2017
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS I JUST READ HER ARTICLES AND IT TOUCHED ME SHE IS A GREAT WOMAN MAY HER MEMORIES BE ETERNAL
RANIA KORT
March 14, 2017
We'll miss you !
Adrian Barnette
March 14, 2017
A lovely woman who put thought into her expressions in books. Hold on to your precious memories of Amy; allow those memories to be as mantle piece on your hearts.
S.J.
March 14, 2017
God bless you and your loved ones ~ Rest in peace.
Jane Dowling
March 14, 2017
May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Rosenthal family and friends at this difficult time.
Carlotta
March 14, 2017
I like to offer my sincere condolences to your family and friends. I am sorry for your great loss. May the peace of God comfort your family. And grant you all courage to endure in your time of grief. Psalms 116:15
B Folkes
March 14, 2017
the entire krouse and rosenthal families it is with much sadness that we are sending this message of condolence. all we remember are the good times when our kids were all growing up and the good times they had playing at your house and ours Anne and Paul we will have those memories forever. our love to all of you think of those times and you will have a smile on your face like our family has love to all of you the Bermans EUNICE JORDY BRADLEY MICKEY JOEY KAREN THE WHOLE KLAN
March 14, 2017
To those who know and love Amy- very few of us will ever make such a positive impression on the lives of so many while on this earth. Reading of Amy's accomplishments, energy and the way she "lived" brought tears to my eyes. Celebrate her life and look forward to being with her again- Rest In Peace Amy
Kevin Falvey
March 14, 2017
Dear Ms. Rosenthal,
Many knew your from your books. I, like some others, first met you from your love letter to your loving husband appeared on NYT on 3rd March. And since then prayed for a miracle, in the same way I would do to a close friend if they were in the same situation, for you to have MORE, many many more days, years, with your loving wonderful family. And just a few hours ago, I read that you have joined the angels in heaven, and I felt a deep loss that I cannot fathom. Rest in Peace dear Amy Rosenthal. Thank you from the depth of my heart for emphasizing what something I too always felt: what matters most in life is those that we love. I hugged my loved ones tighter after I read your beautiful heartbreaking essay. My thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful Jason and your dearest sons and daughter, and your loving parents, brother and sisters and all the others who had the great fortune of knowing you in person. May all your loved ones find strength to face this moment in the knowledge that you are FOREVER with them.
May your soul rest in the eternal peace of Nirvana.
Dammika (a woman from Sri Lanka)
Dammika W
March 14, 2017
Our deepest sympathies to Jason and the entire family.
Rarely do people leave such a wonderful legacy as this brave amazing woman.

The Kuker Family
March 14, 2017
God Bless your family!!
March 14, 2017
There are no words of comfort that will erase the pain of losing a loved one. The passage of time may dull the pain only to replace it with tender smiles that come from reflecting upon special moments you both shared together.

It is a treasure to find and marry your true love. The wish for Jason's happiness in the future, is a testament to the enormous love and extraordinary marriage you both shared. It is the purest gift of selfless love Amy could bestow upon you.

You are blessed to have shared your lives together. My heartfelt sympathies to you and your family.
Susan Glick
March 14, 2017
May god's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119 : 50,76 EJC. GA.
March 14, 2017
May god's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119 : 50,76 EJC. GA
March 14, 2017
How very sad I am. I just read about what she did for her Husband. How lovely. Dear Lady, you were so brave and just super. May G-d rest your soul and Rest in Peace.
Lew Gordon
March 14, 2017
May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad and difficult time. Psalms 119:50,76. ALC.
March 14, 2017
The Krouse-Rosenthal Family,

Justin, Miles, and Paris you probably want remember me, but I knew you all at "little ones" at the Lakeshore Playroom. I also would babysit you guys sometimes and in my thoughts today are frozen at that time. Please keep the light of your mom's spirit in your heart always. She wanted what was the best for you all, but most important she wanted you all to be good people. Please take care.

Jason,
I remember going with you guys one Sunday as you shot a commercial for your law firm. I wondering why I just did not stay at the house with the kids, but Amy was about family and children needed to be aprt of this day too. Hold on to the beautiful memories. I sure there are many. They will get you through the tough times.

Charmel Johnson
Lakeshore Playroom
Charmel Johnson
March 14, 2017
Dear Mr. Rosenthal,

You don't know me, but I have used Amy's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life with my 12th graders for several years as we study memoir. It is the only book I have ever read where I thought, "That's me!" and "Why didn't I write this?" I am inspired to share it with my students.

Your wife's writing affected me in a positive way. I am sorry I never took an opportunity to thank her.

Sincerely,
Meg Heyssel
Richmond, VA
March 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the family. May God embrace you with his comfort, strength and peace. Psalms 29:1 B.Magana
March 14, 2017
I was watching the news today and heard your name and ran to television. I saw your picture and was devasted. I reached out to Charmel(who also worked at Lakesore)and both of us just heartbroken by the news. I remember your beautiful children, husband and your smile. I will be thinking of you and your family. My deepest sympathy.

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Stephaine Piedallu
Stephaine Piedallu
March 14, 2017
Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time.
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