Welcome to the memorial page for

Steven I. Rosenthal

October 7, 1943 ~ November 15, 2017 (age 74)

Steven I. Rosenthal, age 74, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, passed away on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 2:42am at his home in Upper Sandusky.


Steve was born on October 7, 1943 in Chelsea, Massachusetts to Elliott and Dorothy (Weinberg) Rosenthal, both of whom are deceased.  He married Melanie E. Emptage on June 4, 1979 in Marseilles, Ohio, and she survives.


He is also survived by 4 children: Jennifer (Jeffrey) Davis of Marseilles, Daniel (Colleene) Clark of Lyman, South Carolina, Adrienne Reynolds, and Marissa Grant-Morris. 5 grandchildren: Deserea (Dalton) Pearson, Andrew Clark, Emily Clark, Kyra Spillane, Savannah   Wicker,1 step grandchild, Angela (Josh) Ingram and 4 great grandchildren. A sister, Nancy Watts of Savannah, Georgia, along with 3 nephews, Wayne, Rick and Donald Watts.


Steve graduated from high school early and entered Cornell University at the age of sixteen.  He was an entrepreneur and spent the last years of his life working as an artist with stain glass. Where he enjoyed creating new stain glass windows and also restoring stain glass at various places throughout Ohio.


Steve was member of the Temple Israel in Marion, Ohio, where he taught religious ethics, and also served as the Jewish Chaplain at the Marion Correctional Facility. He also was a member of the Moose Lodge#1093 in Upper Sandusky.


Steve also enjoyed raising his birds, especially his Amazon Parrott, “Baby”.


Graveside services for Steven I. Rosenthal will be held at 2:00pm Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Grand Prairie Cemetery, Brush Ridge, with Rabbi Natalie Shribman.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Temple Israel or Hospice of Wyandot County and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, Ohio, 43351.  

Charitable donations may be made to:

Temple Israel

Hospice of Wyandot County

 Service Information

Graveside Service
November 17, 2017

2:00 PM
Grand Prairie Cemetery
4964 Brush Ridge Rd. N.
Marion, OH 43302

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