David Bruce Rosenthal
October 27, 2018

Visitation Information

October 30 2018 - 10:00 am
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

Funeral Information

October 30 2018 - 12:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood)

DAVID BRUCE ROSENTHAL, Tragically, on October 27, 2018; David Bruce Rosenthal, beloved son of Joy and Eliezer "Elie" Rosenthal; treasured brother of Diane and Michael Hirt, Michele Rosenthal and Robert Kennedy, and the late Cecil Rosenthal.  Beloved uncle of Jennifer and Li Wen Hirt.  Also survived by many cousins, friends, and members of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation.  David was employed by Goodwill Industries and took pride in being a hard worker.  He won numerous awards and had a strong commitment to his work.  He was a devoted and active member of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation and a well-respected member of Achieva as well.  Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 at 12:00 Noon.  Visitation at Temple 2 hours prior to services (10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon).  Interment Tree of Life Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation, 5898 Wilkins Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, or Achieva, 711 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.  Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., www.schugar.com


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What a devastating tragedy. Sending love and heartfelt condolences from Chicago. So many of us are beside you during this tragic time, and perhaps that can give you some small measure of comfort. May memories of David's kind and gentle nature be for a blessing.

By Rochelle Katz - November 07, 2018

Joy & Elie & Family, I grieve with you on your loss of David & Cecil. I'm not sure if you remember me or not. I was the supported work manager at Parc-Way in the strip. I worked with David when he was employed at the CVS in Squirrel Hill. Tried to get into the funeral but was unable to find a parking spot. If you still are in the Pgh. area & have the time I would love to visit with you. Marge Saban 412 417 6105

By Marge Saban - November 06, 2018

Dear Rosenthal family, I am so very sorry for your loss. David was truly an exceptional individual and I feel truly blessed to have known him. He would always ask "How's the family?" and playfully banter during our conversations. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Debbie Bodell

By Debbie Bodell - November 03, 2018

Dear Family, I am sorry for the loss of David. I am glad I got to be friends with him.

By Frances Topol - November 03, 2018

Elie and Joy, Words fail me in trying to express our deepest sympathy on the tragic loss of your David and Cecil. I remember treasured conversations with both of you when our mothers of blessed memory were on the Ellsworth unit at Charles Morris so many years ago. May your beautiful memories of Cecil and David give you strength at this difficult time.

By Donna Kwall Smith Phoenixville, PA - November 02, 2018

We in the Montreal Jewish community stand with you during this very difficult time. On Monday of this week, more than one-thousand Jews stood shoulder to shoulder with you in our local temple condemning hatred and anti semitism in all forms. L’Chaim!! Buruch Dayan Emet.

By HM - November 01, 2018

Dearest Family and Friends, Words just cannot express how saddened I am for your tragic loss, and I send my heartfelt condolences. David’s kindness and gentle spirit will be dearly missed by all in the community and at work. Please continue to focus on those happy days when you were all together as family and friends, and cherish the good memories. Good memories are God’s gift to us. May they provide solace for you. King David said God is close to the brokenhearted and those crushed in spirit. (Psalm 34:18, 19). God is for you a safe place and strength; a help that is readily found in times of pain and distress. He will comfort you and give you the courage and strength to cope, just as he did for David, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Moses. May he comfort your broken hearts also.

By Davis - October 31, 2018

May prayers and God's bllessing be with your family and keep them in your memories always. I didn't know them but would have loved to.

By Patricia anad George Kury - October 31, 2018

David was always asking us about our dog, Eddie. He was so kind my deepest sympathy. May his memory be of blessing to us all

By Jeffery Weiss - October 31, 2018

Just so very sorry for your loss and prayers for peaceful resolutions guided by God.

By Vaughn and Leslie Belton - October 31, 2018

To the family of David Rosenthal, I am very sorry for your loss and may God comfort and be with you at this sad time. Melanie Jordan

By Melanie Jordan - October 31, 2018

My sincere condolences. May God give you peace during your time of sorrow.

By Stephanie Masters - Texas - October 30, 2018

My sincerest condolences from a father with 2 boys who have Fragile X. I didn't know Cecil or David, but everything I've read sounds like my sons. Although 40 years younger, I hope they grow up to be half the men Cecil and David were. The world is less bright without them. May they rest in peace.

By Ian Shearer - October 30, 2018

Again so very sorry for your terrible loss of 2 wonderful family members. Prayers from UTAH

By Jamie - October 30, 2018

Extending my deepest condolences for this tremendous loss. Know that David, his family, and his community are in my thoughts. Praying for peace for you all. Sending you love from Portland, Maine. - Kate Hallissey & family

By Kate Hallissey - October 30, 2018

May his memory be for a blessing. Sending our deepest condolences and love from Houston Texas

By Fern and Bryan Daves - October 30, 2018

Hi Diane, It is with a heavy heart that it takes a tragic, senseless death to restart a lost contact with family. Sending condolences for the lost of your brother, David. My name is Rebeka Becks...daughter of Hilda Meth...daughter of Elias Meth and Miriam Rosenthal. You may remember us under the sir name of Friedlander. You, Cecil and David Rosenthal are/were my (and my brother, Ariel Friedlander) 2nd cousins. My mother has been trying to get information to contact the family...it has been a very long time since we have seen you. My mother sent an email to the Tree of Life Congregation as well for any contact information. When things settle down for you, please contact us at 703-787-6811 (Hilda lives with us) or bbex1@verizon.net (my email) or hilda39@aol.com (Hilda's email). Hugs and love to all. Rebeka Becks

By Rebeka Becks - October 30, 2018

Our hearts are broken, along with all of David's family's ! May all of you find solace with your memories of your beloved David, until you are all reunited again in Heaven one day together ! What did occur is unimaginable for America ! Fly high David ! RIP ! 😇 God Bless You, Dee, Tim, Zachary Martin and Jennifer Frenkil

By Jennifer Frenkil - October 29, 2018

David Rosenthatl and, family were my next door neighbors growing up... I am so devestated as, are my family.... He and Cecil were like my brothers... David was always quiet but always knew me and, showed love to me.... I use to wheel a chalkboard in their garage and, pretend i was a teacher.... We played games , drew ,and wrote their names all the time.. I have so many great memories with them... When they were Bar mitzva there wasn't a dry eye in the shul... Rip David I love you......

By Ivy Coffey - October 29, 2018

My heart goes out to your family and friends on the loss of David. I recall of meeting David only once, but he left an impact on my heart and in my mind that will last forever. May God comfort your family in this tragedy.

By Brigette greenawalt - October 28, 2018

My heart goes out to your family and friends on the loss of David. I recall of meeting David only once, but he left an impact on my heart and in my mind that will last forever. May God comfort your family in this tragedy.

By Brigette greenawalt - October 28, 2018

May God send blessing and healing to you all during this time of loss and sadness. We grieve with you. Our prayers go out to you all. ⚘

By Diana Carrillo &fam. Albuquerque, Nm - October 28, 2018

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

By Laurie Siegel Snow - October 28, 2018

Sending my love and support to all of the Rosenthals during this tragedy. I remember David fondly and always was impressed with his dedication to the synagogue. May his memory be a blessing and may G-d grant you much love, support and healing during this horrible and difficult time. All of my best, Dahlia

By Dahlia Hanin - October 28, 2018

Please accept my sincere condolence in the tragic loss of your loved one. Though I wept while reading about David, I was deeply touched by learning of his devotion to his faith and his faith community. It is clear that his life was purposeful and joyful. May comfort be with you through memories of happy times shared.

By Laurie Nicholson - October 28, 2018

From Toronto, I send my deepest condolences to all those who knew and loved David and Cecil Rosenthal. Please know that many of us, Jews and others, around the world share your sadness.

By Michaele-Sue Goldblatt - October 28, 2018

I live in Toronto, Canada and did not know any of the people who were killed on Shabbat. I felt I had to send my condolences to all the families who were affected by this tragedy. I pray for your community, and I hope the families that were directly affected by this tragedy take comfort in knowing that Jews all around world are mourning with them. May the families take comfort in the wonderful memories they have of the brave people who tragically died.

By Arlen Zacks - October 28, 2018