Wilbur "Wil" C. Rosenthal, Jr.

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Full Name
Wilbur "Wil" C. Rosenthal, Jr.

Date of Birth
Saturday, December 8th, 1945

Date of Death
Tuesday, July 13th, 2021

Obituary/Notice

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Wilbur “Wil” C. Rosenthal Jr., devoted husband and loving father, passed away at age 75. He died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loved ones after an extended illness.

 

Born in Erie, PA, he was the eldest of six children of the late Wilbur “Red” Rosenthal Sr. and Eleanor Abramoski Rosenthal.

 

A graduate of Cathedral Preparatory High School and Gannon University, Wil had a long distinguished career designing locomotive systems for GE Transportation. A member of the Erie Cursillo movement, Wil made Cursillo #129, then went on to serve as a troubadour in many other Cursillos. A guitar player and singer, Wil shared his faith in Christ through his music, often leading congregations in praise at St.

Boniface and Holy Rosary. He dedicated his life to helping others, working for multiple charities, and leading church choirs. Wil was most of all a lover of literature, early American history, music, carpentry, and the Cleveland Browns.

 

Wil is survived by his wife, Joan C. Rosenthal; his two daughters, Annie Rosenthal (George Silkworth), and Mary Rosenthal; his siblings, Chuck Rosenthal (Gail Wronski), Beverly Jaworski (David Jaworski), Audrey Rosenthal, Pete Rosenthal (Joanna Rosenthal) and Jimmy Rosenthal (Babette Rosenthal), as well as three nieces, and six nephews.

 

Friends and family are invited to a viewing at Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services, Inc. Wintergreen, 2532 Norcross Road, Erie, PA 16510, on Friday, July 16, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. and are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St Boniface Church, located at 9367 Wattsburg Rd, Erie, PA 16509 at 10 a.m.  Wil's Funeral Mass will also be live-streamed on the funeral home Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BurtonQuinnScott. Private burial will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery shortly after.

 

Memorial contributions can be sent to St. Boniface Food Pantry at 933 Tate Rd, #115, Erie, PA, 16509. The time of service once confirmed will be indicated on our website and online condolences, stories, and photos can be left on Wil Rosenthal's memorial page at www.Burtonquinnscott.com.


Calling Hours

When
Friday, July 16th, 2021 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address
Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Wintergreen - 2532 Norcross Rd Erie, PA 16510

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When
Friday, July 16th, 2021 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Burton Quinn Scott Cremation & Funeral Services Wintergreen - 2532 Norcross Rd Erie, PA 16510

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Service Information

When
Saturday, July 17th, 2021, 10:00 AM

Address
St. Boniface Catholic Church - ,

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Interment

Address
Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery - 2601 Norcross Road Erie, PA 16510

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