Linda B. Rosenthal

Linda B. Rosenthal, 84, died peacefully at Hospice of the Valley in midtown Phoenix on April 26, 2018, from lung cancer. She is survived by her husband, Martin, children David Rosenthal, Susan Campbell and Judith Beiner, and seven grandchildren.

Born Linda Frances Brettler and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Linda was a high school history teacher before meeting Martin. After Martin finishedhis medical training and their three children were born, Linda and Martin settled in Phoenix in 1965. That year, they joined Temple Beth Israel, where they are still members. Linda was a longtime activist and leader with the League of Women Voters, serving on the Phoenix and Arizona boards during the 1970s. Her interest in politics and education lead her to an unsuccessful run for the state assembly, which she parlayed into a successful run for the Maricopa County Community College governing board. She served on the board for 27 years, the longest-serving member to date. Linda loved every minute of her tenure, and was devoted to the college’s mission, ideas and people. And she, in turn, was beloved by board members, college presidents, faculty and students.

Linda was a lover of music, Native American jewelry, chocolate, traveling, her friends and family. She was also known for her love of a (very small!) occasional scotch, which she enjoyed, literally, until her last days. Donations in her memory may be made to Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation, https://mcccdf.org/give/

Services have been held. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.

Michael Martin Lanes

It is with great sadness that the family of Michael Martin Lanes, 85, of Scottsdale, announces his passing on April 25, 2018, after a long battle with cancer.

He will lovingly be remembered by his wife of 63 years, Arlene Lanes; his three children, Nanci Bonar (Jeffrey Bonar), David Lanes (Jamie Mishel) and Jeffrey Lanes (Karen Lanes); his nine grandchildren; and his two sisters, Charlotte Higgins and Barbara Schenck (Gary Schenck). Beyond this, he will be lovingly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and business colleagues.

While he served on many boards and as a CEO of many companies, what Mike will be remembered for most are the conversations he had with everyone. His wisdom always left one with a new sense of direction and purpose. He generously gave of himself and listened in a way that you knew he was there for you totally. He provided strength for all. He was the patriarch of the family.

He will be greatly missed by all. Michael’s philanthropy was well known. He generously gave to many organizations, including Northeastern University (from which he graduated in 1955), as well as the Jewish Family and Children’s Services. His giving heart reached out to family and friends as well.

A celebration of his life was held on April 27, 2018, at Temple Chai. In lieu of flowers,donations can be made to the Jewish Family and Children’s Service at jfcsaz.org. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary.