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Date of Birth: May 17, 1951
Position: Vice President
Richard D. Rosenthal, 50 years old, lived in Fair Lawn, NJ with his wife, Loren, and two sons, Evan 18, and Seth, 14. He was vice-president of finance at Cantor Fitzgerald for the past 6 months.
Richard was a man with his values in the right place. Family, friends and community were of the utmost importance to him. He was incredibly devoted to his wife, children and parents. Richard and his wife made a great team dealing with their elder son’s Familial Dysautonomia, a serious genetic disease, but he always made the time to volunteer where he was needed. Richard served as the treasurer of the Dysautonomia Foundation for 15 years and was treasurer of the Fair Lawn Jewish Center for 4 years.
Richard was not a daredevil, but he did have a childlike adventurous streak. His nieces called him a man-kid because they saw his zest for life first-hand. He had a wonderful sense of humor prompting the planner for his 40th birthday party to utilize his favorite childhood TV show, “The Three Stooges” for a theme. For his 50th birthday party last May, his sister, Audrey Model, toasted her brother, saying she hoped he would always remain a man-kid. Richard did so, particularly on family vacations with his family. Last summer he coaxed his wife into trying white-water rafting on an Alaskan cruise and this past summer, Richard and his son, Seth, went parasailing in Ocean City, NJ.
Richard further showed his enthusiasm for life when he danced. He was a person that everybody would notice at his party, because he danced that well. In fact, he met his wife at a school dance when she was 14 and he was 17. They would have been married for 24 years.