Joel Meir Rosenthal, beloved father, brother, grandfather, partner, friend, CEO, mentor, teacher and longtime New Canaan resident, passed away on April 9 in Los Gatos, Calif., with his children by his side. Joel was a hero to his children, and was a source of boundless love, compassion and generosity. He was a caring and brilliant visionary who made a lasting impression on everyone he met, and who will continue to touch and influence the lives of generations to come. Born in 1938 in Chicago, he was the son of Norbert Rosenthal and Ruth Rukin Rosenthal. He spent his youth in Chicago, Cincinnati and finally Tulsa, Okla.