Myrna "Joy" Rosenthal
February 26, 2024

Visitation Information

February 29 2024 - 11:30 am
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh,15232

Funeral Information

February 29 2024 - 1:00 pm
Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue (Shadyside) Pittsburgh, 15232

MYRNA "JOY” ROSENTHAL: Passed peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Monday, February 26, 2024. Beloved wife of Eliezer "Elie" Rosenthal for over 66 years.  Beloved daughter of the late Herman and Rebecca Fineberg and Marcus and Ida Rosenthal. Cherished mother of Diane Rosenthal (Michael Hirt), Michele Rosenthal (Robert Kennedy), and the late Cecil and David Rosenthal - "The Boys". Adored Bubbie of Jennifer and Li Wen Hirt. Sister to Florita Sonnenklar (the late Arthur Sonnenklar). In addition, Joy will be greatly missed by loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Joy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and was a graduate of Peabody High School and completed 2 years at the University of Pittsburgh. Joy loved to laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. She was committed to her family and her circle of friends. She doted on her two grand daughters. She was an ardent Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Services will be held at Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., 5509 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh (Shadyside), PA on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 1:00 pm. Visitation one and one half hours prior to service (11:30 am - 1:00 pm). Interment Tree of Life Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests friends and loved ones consider making a contribution to the Tree of Life, Inc. - Remember.Rebuild.Renew. Campaign, 107 Woodland Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15232 ( or to Achieva - the Cecil and David Rosenthal Memorial Fund, 711 Bingham Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (


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The story of Joy and my husband goes back 53 years. She was a friend to my husband, my mother in law was the baby sitter for her two children, and I, coming into the family, was her friend. She was a delight. May she rest in piece

By Lois m sherry - March 06, 2024

Joy will remain the strongest, sweetest, most thoughtful and loving role model in my memory. She made many Sunday morning breakfasts for Michele and me before Sunday School at TofL. She never k'vetched about anything! I feel fortunate to have been a part of the Rosenthals. Sending big hugs to Eli and Diane and Michele. May her Memory be a Blessing. Always

By Mindy Routman Markovitz - February 29, 2024

To the Rosenthal family with sympathy for another family loss, Joy was always a pleasure to talk to when I worked at Murray Avenue Kosher and saw her and Elie in the store or around Squirrel Hill when they were here visiting. May she rest in comfort with \"The Boys\". My best wishes to the entire Rosenthal family. May they have only good stories to share.

By AJay Herskowitz - February 29, 2024

May Myrna’s Memory be Eternal. During this time of sadness, we are praying for God’s abundance of mercy and love for you all. Your family is the strongest and most loving family and we feel grateful to call you our friend's. We love you and pray for strength.

By Troy & Polamalu Family - February 28, 2024

The Rosenthals were my next door neighbors growing up. The friendship,love and memories will always be cherished. Joy was a wonderful wife and mother. I always visited them, we all had open doors in Stanton Heights… My parents and ,Joy and Eli always had fun. We always had fun all the kids. May she rip with my boyfriends in peace. Love Ivy Coffey

By Ivy Coffey - February 27, 2024

Sincere sympathies to the Rosenthal family. Joy was the perfect name for her. She was a Joy. I’m glad she was our neighbor.

By Marcy Levine Kronzek - February 27, 2024