Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Gene Rosenthal

Eugene Albert "Yaney" Rosenthal

August 5, 1914    
Pittsburgh, PA 

April 19, 2006 
Los Angeles, CA

Allderdice High School - Pittsburgh (High School)
1935-36 Carnegie Tech (College)
1936-37 Carnegie Tech (College)
1937-38 Carnegie Tech (College)
1938-39 Pittsburgh Pirates (NBL)

Born to Joseph and Rae Rosenthal in Pittsburgh, Rosenthal was a football and basketball star at high school and then at Carnegie Tech, where he also ran track and even boxed. After a short stint in the NBL, Rosenthal enlisted in the US Navy and served during World War 2. After the war, he moved to the San Fernando Valley where he had a successful career in real estate.
He married Lucille Rae Mendoza (1918-2005) in 1942, and the couple were married 63 years. They had a son, Richard (1946-    ), and a daughter, Susan (1948-    ).

Pittsburgh Press, April 9, 1941



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