COL. MARVIN ROSENTHAL U.S. Air Force, Retired Col. Marvin Harold Rosenthal (ret.), 71, of Henderson, passed away April 13, 2014. He was born Sept. 5, 1942. Marv, as many know him, was an avid baseball fan and player as a youngster. He was a bat boy for the St. Louis Cardinals and loved to show off his picture with the great Stan Musial. His love of the game continued in the stands watching his sons and grandson play. He also loved collecting watches, cheering on the UNLV Runnin' Rebels, and not to be forgotten, desserts. Jan, endearingly called "Oksan" by Marv, maintained the highest rank in the household by strictly rationing Marv's sweets. Marv will be forever in the heart of his beloved wife. Marv was born in Key West, Fla., and grew up in southern California. After graduating from Long Beach State University, he served 27 years in the U.S. Air Force, rising to the rank of colonel. He was awarded numerous decorations and meritorious service awards. During his career, he served tours of duty in two wars, the Vietnam War
and Operation Desert Storm. He was also deployed to areas throughout the United States and around the world, including Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Netherlands, Germany, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. His family is proud and honored to have been a part of his distinguished military career that spanned the globe. After retiring from the U.S. Air Force, Marv spent 17 years in mortgage banking for his second career. Most recently, he was with Nevada State Bank as senior vice president of Residential Mortgage Lending, where he found great joy working with his colleagues and customers every day. Marv is survived by his wife, Jan; as well as three children, Stephanie Rosenthal-Shirit, Aaron Rosenthal and Ben Rosenthal; two daughters-in-law, Krystal Rosenthal and Katie Rosenthal; and four grandchildren. Funeral services were previously held Thursday, April 17, at King David Cemetery, 2697 E. Eldorado Lane. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks for donations to be made in Marvin's honor to either the Wounded Warrior Project or The V Foundation for Cancer Research.