Hans K. Rosenthal

October 16, 1924February 8, 2019

Hans K. Rosenthal, 94, of Glendale, AZ passed away peacefully on February 8, 2019.

Hans was an icon in the commercial lighting industry as a manufacturer’s representative both in Philadelphia, PA and in Phoenix, AZ.

Hans was born in Heilbronn, Germany to Frida and Leo Rosenthal. After fleeing the Nazis, the family lived briefly in Italy and then in Cuba, then settled in Philadelphia. Hans married Toby Adelman there in 1951, and moved their family to Phoenix in 1974. He was a loving husband to Toby for 67 years. Hans is survived by Toby, daughter Irene Rosenthal and husband Jerry Robin, daughter Marsha Rosenthal and husband David, grandson Adam Rosenthal and fiancée Madison Stell, and grandson Zachary Rosenthal and wife Jessica.

Services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations in Hans’s memory can be made to Hospice of the Valley or your favorite charity.


  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 10, 2019

Hans K. Rosenthal

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Warren Rosen

February 20, 2019

I was sorry to learn of Hans' passing, when informed by my sister Fern, but glad to see that he lived such a long life. I remember all four of you very well from Souder St., and am happy to hear your family has grown. One of my strongest memories of Hans is when he and my father, Frank, planted the peach tree out back. I remember actually eating the peaches it produced, but more often throwing the fallen fruit around the driveway at other kids. May G_d bless Hans' soul, and all the rest of you as well.
Sincerely, Warren Rosen

Charlotte and Marc Adelman

February 19, 2019

Dear Toby and family,

Our family is very sorry for the loss of Hans. He was a really great person and everyone who knew him will miss him. He was always there when anyone ever needed anything and we all enjoyed his company. We were all lucky to know him and we are glad he's not to suffer anymore. His memory will last us all a lifetime.

Our love from all of us,

Charlotte and Marc Adelman and family

Michael Zistatsis

February 17, 2019

Hello all,
Sorry to see that Mr. Hans passed. We at Alexi’s Grill will miss him.
Personally, I have served him and the family for years. And all of us at Alexi’s loved to have your family around. You have been great supporters throughout the years.
May God rest his soul! And may God help the family get through this difficult time.

Michael and Christina Zistatsis and the whole crew of Alexi’s Grill.

Jeffrey Fihn

February 9, 2019

Hans, Toby, Lisa, Marsha, Sharon, Irene & David. I am forever thankful and grateful to all of you for your love, concern, conversations and family interaction I've had with all of you. Words can not express the depth of my feelings & gratitude. I am so sorry for the loss of Hans but I believe he has gone to a better place. Knowing all of you has bridged the gap for me between Aaron & Freida Fuller, Corinne Fuller Glaser, the Rosenthals and the Blochs and has really been a life changing event for me. I will miss you Hans but you will forever remain in my heart and soul. Thanks again for writing that letter that introduced me to my family in Arizona. Please rest in peace and know I hope to see you again. You all have really filled in for the close family I never had. Jeffrey G. Fihn Cousin.