Hilda Rosenthal of Wilkinson Residential Care Facility, Amsterdam, and formerly of Lexington Parkway, Niskayuna, passed away peacefully on July 13th. Born June 12, 1925 in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Leo and Pauline Weiss. Hilda was married to Bob Rosenthal in 1947, who predeceased her in 2006.
Hilda and Bob were for many years members of Shaker Ridge Country Club, where they enjoyed playing golf and attending many social functions with friends. She was known for hosting the most incredible backyard clam bakes / bar-b-ques for the poker club. She was a fabulous knitter and was often stopped by people who would ask where she purchased the sweater she was wearing. She would proudly respond that it is her own creation! Hilda loved music and dancing with her life long friend Shirley Goodman.
Hilda is survived by her daughter Donna Clark (James), her son Jeffrey (Lea Ann),as well as her adored grandchildren Lauren Macdonald (Rian) and Erin Diehl (Dan), and her great-grandchildren Tristin and Savannah Macdonald. She is also survived by her sister Marion, as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sister Sara Siegel.
Services at Congregation Gates of Heaven Cemetery, 2045 Watt Street in Schenectady on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:00am. A reception will be held at Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Avenue in Schenectady on Monday following the service of interment.
In lieu of flowers contributions in Hilda’s memory may be made to Wilkinson Residential Health Care, 4988 NY-30 Amsterdam, NY 12010, Congregation Gates of Heaven, 852 Ashmore Ave. Schenectady, NY 12309 or to a charity of one’s choice