The Passing of a Computer Pioneer and DC ACM Founding Father – Solomon Rosenthal

Soloman 'Sol' RosenthalIt is with great sadness that the DC Chapter of the ACM shares with you the loss of one of our founding fathers and early pioneers in the computer industry. Solomon “Sol” Rosenthal passed away on March 21, 2012, at 5:45 AM in Rockville Maryland, surrounded by his wife Suzanne, and his children Jack, Sara, and Marla. He was not in pain, and he was alert until the end.

The funeral will be on Friday, March 23, 2012, at 10:30 AM, at the Judean Memorial Gardens, 16225 Bachellors Forest Rd, Olney, MD 20832. People can feel free to call (301) 384–1000 for directions.

Solomon Rosenthal contributions to computing began back in the days of ENIAC where he led the team that did the actual wiring.  He served many roles for the DC ACM including Chair from 1960-1963.

He was also very active in the Community in which he lived, as one of the Founders of the Stonegate Citizens Association, one of its Presidents, the author of its Bylaws, and was serving as its Parliamentarian and as a member of its Board of Trustees at the time of his death. His friendship, cheerfulness, and wise counsel will be greatly missed by the Board.

One thought on “The Passing of a Computer Pioneer and DC ACM Founding Father – Solomon Rosenthal

  1. Wow I had no idea Sol worked on ENIAC! He was always so modest and a gentleman, and a great mentor. Back in the day when we did the events at College Park he was encouraging to us presenters, facilitating and a stalwart of the organization. Fond memories of great days, events and times. He will indeed be missed.

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