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Obit: Former Newtown First Selectman Jack Rosenthal

A former Newtown First Selectman has died.  Jack Rosenthal passed away Monday at the age of 94, the last 2 years of his life residing at Masonicare at Newtown.  Rosenthal, a Democrat, served 6 terms as First Selectman.  His son Herb also served in that role. 


The elder Rosenthal was in the U.S. Army and trained as a medical technician.  He worked in the insurance industry and held many elected positions in Newtown over his lifetime.  Some of those positions included on the Board of Finance, the Legislative Council and the Charter Revision Commission. 


He also was active with the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company. 


Family, friends and the community may pay respects at Honan Funeral Home in Newtown on December 4th from 4 to 8 pm.  Funeral services will be private.  Interment in Newtown Village Cemetery will also be private.   A memorial service will take place at the Newtown Meeting House at a date to be determined.


In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Newtown Scholarship Association, or The Masonicare At Newtown Quality of Life Fund, 139 Toddy Hill Road, Newtown CT 06470.

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