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Martin Rosenthal

Martin Rosenthal, M.D., 69, died Jan. 14, 2018.

Dr. Rosenthal grew up in Akron, Ohio, graduating from Buchtel High School, Indiana University and Ohio State Medical School. He left the Midwest and ventured west to Phoenix, eventually settling in Tucson, where he spent many years as an emergency room doctor at St. Mary’s Hospital. In the 1980s, he built a log home on eight acres he bought in Telluride, Colorado.

Survivors include his wife, Julie Powers of Maui, Hawaii; sisters, Robin Rosenthal of Tucson and Ruthellen Fein of Portland, Oregon; brother, Bennett Rosenthal of Orlando, Florida, and step-son, Gabriel Powers of Minneapolis.

The first of three celebrations of his life was held Jan. 21 in Maui, where he resided in the winter. The second will be in Tucson on Friday, March 30 at 4 p.m. at the home of a family friend, and the third will be at Dr. Rosenthal’s home in Telluride, on Thursday, June 14. Contact Robin at for more information.

Memorial contributions may be made to Planned Parenthood of Tucson, the Southern Poverty Law Center or the Democratic Party of Colorado.