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Very sad

Yes, so very sad to hear of the passing of Ilene Lowenthal. We cherish the best of memories of her. We were very lucky to have Ed and Ilene stay in the Netherlands. And also to experience their warm hospitality while we stayed in their beach-house in N.J. , and in their home in Saddle River. We will remember her very warmly.

Jan Willem Snippe
Eastview Elementry Attendees

Do you remember me, my name is Jeffrey Lanning, I'm 76, lived on Windsor Terrace, walked to Eastview, my aunt Mildred Aronoff taught school there for 40 years, I sang in glee club, went onto White Plains HS for one year before attending out of state school. If you remember me would love to reconnect.

Loren Jeffrey Lanning
Sad news from Ed Lowenthal

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of Ilene Lowenthal, wife of our good friend and classmate Ed Lowenthal.  

Ilene Katz Lowenthal died November 5th at her home at age 73 after dealing courageously with Creutzfeldt Jakob Disease. She was married to Edward Lowenthal (class of ’62) for almost 51 years. 

She spent a full life combining her devotion to family, friends, the arts, swimming, reading and art and music education. She was the Executive Director of Tic-Toc and Project Impact, two organizations that brought arts and performing arts to elementary and middle schools in the Northern New Jersey region. She also was the de facto manager of her two book groups and her swim friends’ monthly lunches. 

Ilene was the Lowenthal family’s social director, event organizer and glue, treating every in-law child and grandchild as her own in every possible sense, welcoming each new member as if always part of the clan. Her capacity to love was unmatched. Ilene was a great cook and used those skills to make family events into feasts for everyone. To her, food was love and a time to cherish and savor. 

She was a graduate of Evanston Township High School, Washington University (BA 1968) and Bank Street College (Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education). 

She is survived by Edward, her husband of almost 51 years, and by their children Jennifer Anto and Jared Lowenthal, her beloved grandchildren Matthew, Harlow, Harper and Caitlin and her in-law children Caroline and Christopher. She is also survived by her beloved sister Donna and Donna’s husband David Howlett. 


In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the Creutzfeldt Jakob Foundation or Parlance Chamber Concerts in Ridgewood, NJ. 

Suzan Abeles
The passing of Ed Rosenberg

I am sorry to hear of Ed's passing.  I spoke with him briefly at our 50th reunion.

Mostly I  remember him from childhood, when he lived a block away from me and was 

always kind and friendly.

My condolences to his family.

Felice Padma Wick

Felice Marbach
Ed Rosenberg

I want to thank Jeffrey Fink for posting the sad news about our friend Ed. I know he had been in poor health for several years now, but it is still very sad to lose a friend. While I personally have not seen Ed in years, I have fond memories of many enjoyable times spent with him in our youth. The last time we spent together was a chance meeting on the slopes at Okemo in Ludlow, VT about twenty years ago. That was terrific! Where did those intervening years go?

Ed will be missed by many, but now we can be assured that he is with his beloved wife of 46 years and take comfort in that.

Bill Anthony

William Anthony
Really? A Guerrilla Warfare Course at Scarsdale HS?

Calvin's note about the "Guerilla Warfare" course at Scarsdale High shocked me. So I rushed to read about it and saw it was given by a Social Studies teacher around the time we were in school in White Plains.

Well, the years after our graduation were violent. I was at the Columbia School of Journalism when the students took over the campus. I saw the police march in. And just a few weeks before that takeover, in Brooklyn I saw one of my fellow students getting picked up by two guys in dashikis and carried out of a church where we were trying to work on a television master's project. One of the guys was armed and when I saw that I fled down the stairs onto the street. 

It's ironic that violence is once again in the air. Especially in places like Florida. I moved to Delray Beach (20 miles south of Palm Beach) in 2015. And I teach developmental English at Palm Beach State College.

After Parkland, which is near the campus where I teach, the Florida state legislature came up with some "solutions." One was to allow school teachers to be armed.  That move sent a chill up my spine. And the students (at least from what I've seen) are very nervous about this idea of non-professional law enforment people being armed.

It is so sad that we have to worry about something like this today. I am so glad we did not have to wrestle with those issues when we were at WPHS 1959-1962....

April Klimley
Ed Rosenberg

Further to my earlier posting in regard to Ed, the following is his obituary:

Edward J. Rosenberg - a retired computer systems analyst, loving father, and inveterate poker player - died Monday, January 20, 2020, of cardiac arrest. He was 75.
Universally hailed as a great guy, the longtime Mansfield resident actively and tirelessly contributed to his community. He was a charter member of the Mansfield Lodge of Elks, where he took up the helm as Exalted Ruler from 1985 to 1986 and worked as Secretary for more than 27 years. He also served on the Mansfield Board of Health from 1980 to 1991, the last two years as Chairman, in addition to serving on and chairing several Town Manager search committees.
A widower, he devotedly took care of his wife of 46 years, Gail Philbrook Rosenberg, during her long illness. When she died in 2014, he moved to Oak Point, a retirement community in Middleboro, MA, where he could be found riding around in his golf cart, attending poker games, calling Bingo, and spending time with his dear friends Janet Chesley, Steve Magyar, and others at Oak Point.
He was the Red Sox's and the Patriots' biggest fan (though he was thrilled when the Nationals won the last World Series). He had an impeccable sense of humor. He could rant about politics on Facebook better than anybody.
He will be sorely missed by his daughter, Amy Rosenberg, of New York City; his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Katerina Rosenberg, of Apollo Beach, Florida; his three grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard Rosenberg and Alice Kurtz, of Bloomfield New Jersey; his sister and brother-in-law, Myra and Peter Schwartz, of North Attleboro Massachusetts; his in-laws Bradford and Lynn Olson, of Hudson, Florida; his former legal ward, Yuko Murata, of Sendai, Japan; and his devoted nieces and nephews: Sarah Rosenberg, Rachel Rosenberg, Adam Zeitsiff, and Jeremy Schwartz.
On Saturday, January 25, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m., his family will host a celebration of his life at the Mansfield Elks Lodge. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ed's name can be made to the Mansfield Elks Lodge Scholarship Fund.
To send his family a message of condolence, please visit

Published in Sun Chronicle on Jan. 23, 2020

Jeffrey Fink
Ed Rosenberg

I received a telephone call yesterday, January 22, from Ed's daughter Amy advising that Ed had succumed to the various illnesses' that he had mentioned in his message board posting of last fall.

Ed was a valued friend and will be missed.

Jeffrey Fink
Scarsdale High School Guerilla Warfare training

NY Times this morning, Sept 26, 2019 has a article about the Guerilla Warfare elective at our neighboring Scarsdale High school, just a couple of radicalized years after us.   We would have been college end, but we lived through the years.  They were serious.    Really weird stuff. 

Calvin Johnson
Thank you Frankie Pasqualini

Frankie what you wrote is so true, he was a great musician and wonderful man. I did not know that he had been ill or that he had died,  and so reading your note was so sad for me.  At our 25th reunion, he had invited us to his home after our dinner, and we spent hours listening to music and sharing life.  You are so right he had a magnificent smile, wonderful voice and was extremely talented.

I remember we had a saying; "whatever Nino wants Nino gets"!  What a wonderful life you shared. and I know that it is hard to suffer such a loss, a friend that really was like your brother.  My prayers are with you and his family. I do think Frankie that you too contributed much to the band, and you also have a great smile.

As always,

Martha Priestley Rhea

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