Dr. Judith Wolder Rosenthal of Edison died Jan. 4, 2019. Born and raised in New York, she had been a resident of Edison for over 40 years.
Dr. Rosenthal was retired as Professor of Biology at Kean University, Union, where she taught for over 35 years, serving as an administrator in 1995. She also worked as a lecturer and was in the process of working and publishing her third book, “Early Jewish Women Lawyers c.1900.”
She received her undergraduate and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University. Fluent in Spanish, she also received her master’s degree in bilingual education in 1995. At the time of her death, she was studying and becoming proficient in Yiddish.
She spent many hours researching her own family and Jewish history and culture, and was very involved in the Washington State Jewish Historical Society. A world traveler, she was an avid collector of indigenous and tribal masks. She was also a member of a Spanish-language book club.
She is survived by her daughter, Beth Rosenthal of Edison; two sisters, Elizabeth Richter of Cliffside Park and Barbara Rosovsky of Florida; and a brother, John Wolder of Harrison.
Services were held Jan. 10 with arrangements by Crabiel Parkwest Funeral Chapel, New Brunswick. Memorial contributions may be made to It’s Just Benign, 195 Central Ave., P.O. Box 4254, Metuchen, N.J. 08840.