The flag on Main Street in Newtown has been lowered to half-staff to honor former First Selectman Jack Rosenthal, who died on November 26th at the age of 94.
A memorial service is planned for this morning at 11:30 at Newtown Meeting House. The flag will be returned to full staff following the service.
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. He also was active with the Sandy Hook Volunteer Fire Company.
Funeral services will be private. Interment in Newtown Village Cemetery will also be private.
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.