Ian James Rosenthal

December 21, 1944 ~ October 23, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Ian Rosenthal Obituary

Ian James Rosenthal, 78 passed away peacefully in his sleep on October 23rd, 2023.
Ian grew up in Barberton and graduated from Barberton High School in 1962. Ian went to Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he had a lot of fun. After graduating from Brooks he joined the Army National Guard. Ian then worked with his parents Arthur and Sylvia Rosenthal, founders of Sylvart Photography Studio. Eventually Ian and his wife Barbara took over the studio. Over the years, Ian photographed thousands of high school graduates, weddings, and families throughout the Akron area. Everywhere he went there were people he knew and enjoyed talking with them like they were life long friends. Ian enjoyed riding on his CanAm, a good stiff drink and the Browns (when they win).
Ian is survived by his wife Barbara (nee Waingar), loving father of Sheila Rosenthal, Grandfather of Ethan and Dawson Buchwald, Uncle to Stephanie and Michelle, sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Rick Nixon and many cousins. Graveside services at Rose Hill Burial Park on Wednesday, 10/25/2023 at 2:00 p.m. The family is sitting Shiva at their home on Thursday Noon to 6 pm and Friday 10 am to 4 pm.
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