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Obituary for Linda Rosenthal

Linda Rosenthal
Linda B. Rosenthal, 84, died peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in Mid-Town Phoenix, on April 26, 2018, from lung cancer. She is survived by her husband Martin, children David Rosenthal, Susan Campbell and Judith Beiner, and seven grandchildren.

Born Linda Frances Brettler and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Linda was a high school history teacher before meeting Martin. After Martin finished his medical training and their three children were born, Linda and Martin settled in Phoenix in 1965. That year, they joined Temple Beth Israel, where they are still members. Linda was a long-time activist and leader with the League of Women Voters, serving on the Phoenix and Arizona boards during the 1970’s. Her interest in politics and education lead her to an unsuccessful run for the State Assembly, that she parlayed into a successful run for the Maricopa County Community College Governing Board. She served on the Board for 27 years, the longest serving member to date. Linda loved every minute of her tenure, and was devoted to the College’s mission, ideas and people. And she, in turn was beloved by Board members, college presidents, faculty and students.

Linda was a lover of music, Native American jewelry, chocolate, traveling, her friends and family. She was also known for her love of a (very small!) occasional scotch, which she enjoyed, literally, until her last days. Donations in her memory may be made to Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, https://mcccdf.org/rosenthal/

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 12:30 pm at Congregation Beth Israel, 10460 N. 56th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.
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