In Memory

Edward Rosenthal

Edward Rosenthal

Eddie passed away on March 28, 2012 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Kansas City, MO.  He was a resident of Overland Park.  After Southwest, Eddie went to Emporia State and DeVry Technical Institute where he obtained a degree in computer science.  He worked in the IT departments of Whole Foods and HyVee and several other companies.  Eddie was a former member of Beth Shalom Synagogue and the Jewish Community Center.  Eddie enjoyed working with electronics and gardening.  Eddie is survived by his brother and sister and their families.  Services are 1:30 on April 1st at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.  Donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Leukemia and Lymphome Society.  Eddie's obituary can be found at

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03/30/12 07:05 AM #1    

Christi Carver (Tatum)

I will miss Eddie, he was a great guy. My condolences to his family.

Christi Tatum

03/30/12 05:31 PM #2    

Andy Weinberg (Linkow)

Oh, what a loss. I am so sad to hear of Eddie's death. We grew up across the street from one another. I have such fond memories of Eddie. What a loss. I will always love Eddie. Andy Weinberg Linkow

01/20/14 08:57 AM #3    

Margo Aldridge

As the planning of our 45th reunion begins, I am missing my friend Eddie. We had reconnected at the 40th reunion after years of no communication. Eddie and I didn't communicate much even at SW to tell the truth, nor much at Bingham. It was at Hartman Grade School and in our Neighborhood as young children that we were friends.  Children playing together since kindergarten then seeing each other in the halls of Southwest at age 58. Eddie and I became "go to" friends immediately. If we had an extra ticket with no one to take- a call was made, a ride to outpatient or airport, a new restaurant to try- Many months would go by then I would get a call from Eddie- "it's me, just checking in".  I had an extra ticket in Feb 2012 to the New Theatre. Called Eddie and we went, had a wonderful evening. He shared good news of recent medical tests- we ordered special, colorful drinks to toast- outside, afterwards we stood by our cars, sharing a quick memory of getting ice from the Milk Man years ago as kids! A kiss on the cheek- a wave, a goodby.

I learned of Eddie's death from Morrie and Larry O., on my FB site the next month. It was appropriate as we are all Hartman, Bingham , Southwest and Neighborhood Kids too.

01/20/14 09:47 AM #4    

Ralph Turec

Eddie was one of my closest friends starting from our days at Hartman all through Southwest. Even after graduation, I visited Eddie when he moved to Denver in the mid 70's.

When Eddie moved back to the Kansas City area, he started a house painting business, he painted our first home. We lost touch in the 80's and 90's., but he contacted me when had his first round of cancer, I made sure I would try to keep closer than I did in the past.

When Eddie told me he was cancer free, we celebrated his victory. As it happens, we lost touch again, It wasn't until I read his obit, that was I sad I lost such a close friend. I will always keep Eddie in my heart.


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