Stuart H. Rosenthal passed away peacefully on October 29, 2018 in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 20, 1941 to loving parents, Esther and Myron Rosenthal, in Detroit, Michigan. His father died when Stuart was only twelve years old, catapulting him into the role of patriarch of the family. He took this responsibility seriously and looked out for them dutifully for the rest of his life. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan as an undergraduate and University of Michigan Medical School where he also completed a fellowship in rheumatology. He moved to Houston in 1966 to further his medical studies where he met the love of his life, Marjorie Kay. They married in 1967 and shortly after, he served his country in Vietnam. Upon return, they moved to Houston where he became a successful and respected rheumatologist for more than 35 years. He was known as a “doctor’s doctor” and was always the smartest person in the room. His vast interests included languages, history, art, science and mathematics. His passion was travel, and he and Margie visited countless countries along with many friends. However, he would say his greatest achievement and joy was his family. He is survived by his devoted wife of 51 years, Margie, and adoring daughters, Suzy Kopel (Greg) and Beth Rosenthal Deutsch (Ben) as well as the pride and joy of his life, his grand daughters, Caroline and Grace Kopel and Kate, Alexandra, and Margot Deutsch. He is also survived by his sister, Ilyse Atema and numerous adoring nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marlynn Levin.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Arthritis Foundation or the charity of your choice.