Clifton 'Gene' Rosenthal


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Posted Online: Feb. 16, 2013, 9:39 pm
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Clifton "Gene" Eugene Rosenthal, 58, formerly of Rock Island, died on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, at his home in Florida.
Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.
Gene was born to Clifford and Alice Rosenthal. After graduating from Rocky High School in 1972, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served as a welder for six years. Gene later served as a firefighter in Concord, Calif., and a construction worker in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his mother, Alice; and seven siblings and their spouses, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Siblings include Craig, Curt, Chris, Carey, Charles, Laurie and Lynette.












 




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