Ann Barney Rosenthal


Ann Barney Rosenthal, of Bethesda, died on Nov. 20. She was 97. A devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt, Ann played an integral role in expanding the D.C.-based family business Peerless Sales. She had a second career at The Gary Rosenthal Collection in Kensington, where she oversaw accounts receivable and handled trade show sales well into her 90s.

Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Rosenthal; her parents, Sam and Molly Barney; her sisters, Pauline (Calvin) Arnett, Lillie (Murray) Needelman and Helen (Paul) Resnick; brothers-in-law, William, Jack and Stanley Rosenthal; sister-in law, Jeannette (Harry) Harrison; and her son Donald Rosenthal.

Ann is survived by her children, Gary (Marta Goldsmith) Rosenthal and Dale (Michael Cutler) Rosenthal; her grandchildren, Jessica (Andrew) Rosenthal Chod, Amanda, Reuben and Sophie Rosenthal and Sophie, Abigail and Jacob Cutler; her great-grandchildren, Karina and Donovan Chod; her brother, Mickey Barney; her brother-in-law, Jerry (Micheline) Rosenthal; and her sisters-in-law, Mary, Betty and Zelda Rosenthal.

Donations may be made to the Ann and Robert Rosenthal Family Scholarship at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 ( or to The Glass Ribbon Project ( Arrangements entrusted to Torchinsky Hebrew Funeral Home.
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