Richard S. Rosenthal died of COVID-19 on August 4, 2020 at the age of 86.

He got his undergrad at Washington University here in St. Louis, MO and his law degree from The University of Michigan Law School. Richard took over the family business, Rosenthal Associates, Inc. upon his father’s retirement and helped it grow to offer financial planning services and in addition to life insurance. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Charted Financial Counselor (ChFC) and served in leadership roles in several life insurance industry organizations.

Richard was a lifelong learner, loved golfing, and was an active father and constant presence at his daughters’ sporting events. He mentored in the Saint Louis Public School System and supported various civic causes (among other organizations, he was a past President of the Jewish Family and Children’s Service, and also a member of the Saint Louis University Bequest and Gift Council and the Saint Louis Art Museum Foundation.).

Although Alzheimer’s had started to rob his mind, Richard accepted the disease with a cheerful manor. He had regular visitors up until the nursing homes shut down in March due to COVID-19 precautions, and still recognized his wife of 57 years and good friends.

Richard is missed deeply by his wife, his extended family, and his wide and varied circle of friends.


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