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Deaths for the week of Sept. 1, 2017

David Myron Rosenthal, M.D.
September 26, 1931 – August 8, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved David after a short but heroic battle with gastric cancer. David was born in Kingston, NY, to the late Abraham and Celia Rosenthal. He attended the University of Rochester, Albany medical college and did his internship at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester, NY. After his residency at a children’s hospital in Buffalo, NY, after joining the U.S. Air Force, he became chief of pediatrics at Vandenberg AFB and later did a fellowship at Stanford University in pediatric hematology, which led to his becoming a clinical professor of pediatrics at Stanford. After setting up practice in Sunnyvale, California, he became very active in medical politics, becoming president of the Santa Clara Medical Association, delegate to the California Medical Association and delegate to the American Medical association; these were just a few of his many activities.

David was predeceased in death by his brother Robert (Marcia) and survived by brother Norman (Carol); beloved wife Nancy; daughter Shelley; sons Paul (Farah), Mark, Bruce, and Jeffrey; granddaughters Roxana, Melissa and grandson Matthew; brother-in-law Howard (Mendelle); and many nieces and nephews. He was an incredible man, caring, compassionate and highly respected for his devotion to his patients and family. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him. Funeral services were held at Forest Lawn, Cathedral City on August 13th, 2017.